Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lace Nails!


I was prepared for my first attempt at a lace manicure to be a total disaster, so I was pleasantly surprised with this result.  I think it turned out...cute?  Or at least interesting.  And it was super quick and easy.  The purple base is OPI's Done Out in Deco.  I added black tips and a coat of Seche Vite and just stuck on a square piece of lace and cut it to fit my nail once the top coat dried.  So simple!

9 comments:

  1. Did you put the lace on before the top coat dried or added another top coat? How did you get the lace to stay?

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  2. I put on a layer of top coat and pressed the lace over it while the top coat was still wet. When the top coat dried, I trimmed the edges of the lace so that it fit my nail. At this point the lace is stuck, but the edges may be a little frayed. You can add another layer of top coat like I did in the pic, but you will lose the texture of the lace. If you want to keep the "fabric" feel of the lace, try using a toothpick to dab the frayed edges with a little bit of nail glue or Fray Check. That's worked for me in the past but it takes a little longer. Hope that helps! I'd love to know how your nails turn out.

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  3. Love this idea!

    Christina
    http://peacelovecoco.blogspot.com/

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  4. this looks really lovely...!!! <3
    i'll seriously try it and wish it works!! :)

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  5. I Just Finished doing this on my nails, and it turned out great! I am going to try a different lace next time, as the one I used had larger designs... But over all it turned out looking like lace. I just painted my nail with clear polish, and then pressed the lace on and cut the length off. I used White lace over a cement brown color.

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  6. I'm so bummed-- this looks so easy but I tried it and it didn't come out too well-- see here http://pinterest.com/pin/5840674486903099/ I did all of the same steps you did-- but when I cut the lace around my nail it tears off, even with top coat below and on top-- dry. Any suggestions? tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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