Friday, April 13, 2012

Laced up

Hello lovelies and happy Friday! Today's post is about a manicure I've been wanting to do for a long time. I love lace and I find it very elegant and sexy. When I saw the Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips in Laced Up I was immediately hooked. But we don't have Sally Hansen products over here. Luckily this manicure is pretty easy to recreate when you have the right plates. And after yesterday's plate haul, I finally do! 


The first few pictures are without top coat. I think the extra texture of the stamping is really similar to the lace effect. But I did add some top coat later to protect my design. 


To create this look I started with 3 coats of Golden Rose Care+Strong 109, a nude polish that I will review soon. I then stamped with two different stamps and China Glaze Liquid Leather. First I used the small flowers  from plate QA8 and placed them randomly on the nails. It really doesn't matter if your stamping is neat with this step. You pretty much have to fill the surface of the nail with random curvy shapes. Then I stamped the fishnet design from plate QA13 on top of the random shapes. 

with top coat
This manicure is pretty easy to do but you do need a bit of patience because of the small shapes that you have to stamp over and over again. I did like the outcome a lot tough and I think it's totally worth it! 

with top coat
My only regret is the way it photographed. It think it looks much better in reality and especially from a distance. I love how my hands look with this on! 


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