Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lace therapy

This isn't my first time working with lace for nail arts but this is probably my most successful attempt thus far (on my own hands). I've only decided to give it another ago after a friend suggested that this is something worth trying. I am so lazy that I need to have people to tell me what I could be doing.

So here you have my fancy, laced up nails in all of its glory.
For base, I used OPI Mermaid's Tears since it is such a nice, cool colour. Absolutely perfect to relieve today's stickily humid weather. I've managed to get my hands on a small UV light nail dryer with a tiny built in fan. It is pretty cute and it does indeed speed up the nail polish drying process. Or maybe I'm just imagining it. Regardless, here it is, hard at work.
Tip #1: always trim the pieces to size first! It was a nightmare trying to cut off the excess on my nails.

Tip #2: only apply topcoat after everything has dried completely. I'd recommend whacking on the topcoat at least an hour after laying down the lace.
I was really tempted to cut up my black lace top for the "lace over bare nails" look. Maybe you should give it a try instead?


Tera said...

It's very pretty and elegant, love the Mermaids Tears with from the base!

Anne said...

Thanks! It is definitely one of my favourites.

Anna said...

Wow! So adorable! I love the style~

Anonymous said...

Do you have a Konad nail stamper? I think it would be a GREAT investment for you, it's only about 50$, an the plates and polishes range from 5-10$. - :)

Talking Trash & Wasting Time said...

I love this idea, I might try it myself :)

Brooke xx

Suzy-Q said...

If you're looking for some beautiful lace... just go to a thrift shop & you'll find many lacey collars & blouses for cheap! ♥