Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Retro Down to my Fingertips and Toes

Image Courtesy of Looks for Less

Like I said before on the post on marbled nails, nail art is in. Lace also, is a fashion favourite. To recreate the look above you will need the following:

  • 1/2 Yard Lace From A Ribbon Spool
  • A Base Coat
  • A Base Colour
  • Non-Permanent Glue
  • Thick Clear Top Coat
  • A Toothpick
  • Wax Paper

To recreate this look, first prepare your nails with a base coat and a base color because this DIY does involve glue and you do not want to glue lace directly to your nails. You will want to choose a base colour that is contrasting to your lace. 

Next, lay the lace over a nail and with a pair of small scissors, we used eyebrow scissors, cut the lace to the size of your nail. You will want the lace to be slightly shorter than the length of your nails – it is very important that it does not extend beyond your nail, else you will not be able to seal it with the top coat. Lay a piece of lace on wax paper, coat the back side with glue using a toothpick, and place the lace on your nail pressing the sides down with the toothpick. Repeat the trim and glue process for your remaining nails.

Finish the manicure with a couple of applications of a very thick clear top coat until the edges are sealed and the nail is smooth to the touch. 

I’m not sure that this manicure will last long and it does take tome sime to apply - it will get easier with practice, but it is perfect for a girl’s night out or special occasion!

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1 comment:

  1. Sucha Great idea... Defo! gonna try this too =P


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