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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Paint'em Pretty ~ Make Them Look Like Lace Tutorial

I really wanted a lace look to at least one of my nails.
 I tried using different pieces of lace to use as a stencil and lightly pounced with my polish brush almost dry ~ fail. Each one came out a mess, you couldn't see the solid lines in the lace. 
I thought I could use the same process as you would in crafts, 
but it didn't work for me :( 

So I played around with dots, what else?
seems they are my go to and about all I can master decently.
After playing for a bit on paper and getting no where but frustrated, I hit upon almost an eyelet shape ~ 
hey, close enough to lace for me!

I wanted to do a tutorial but in the midst of actually painting my nails I was too nervous to screw up. So I decided to do one after my nails were dry -  like a week later dry! 
Sorry, crazy busy here, in fact so busy... 

I have had this same polish on since 8/29 - 
yes you heard me right! 
I did this for our trek to Monterey on 8/31!
 ONE month ago!!!!
I can't believe how they have held up! 
I've pruned my backyard, fixed my pond, pulled weeds, fixed the front sprinklers, had my Grammy days with my granddaughter, bathed our dogs - twice, all along with my regular chores.
I'll show a photo of what they look like at the end ~ personal best!lol

For my base coat I used 2 coats of 
Wonder Mint by Sinful Colors
My thumb and ring fingers are accented with
Snow Me White by Sinful Colors
and topped off with Seche Vite

To get the lace/eyelet design,
 I used the end of a large paint brush dipped
 in Snow Me White and 
placed 3 dots next to each other touching making
 a scallop type edge.

(Pretend you don't see the blue dots)
Fill in the rest of the nail to the tip with 
the Snow Me White

Use the end of a smaller paint brush that has been 
dipped in Wonder Mint and place 3 dots inside the
3 white scallops. 

I added 3 white dots down my thumb nail

Then added the smaller blue inside the white

I'm not very accurate as you can see, 
so I ended up with half moons!
I'll have to remember this for Halloween LOL


Tip: When dotting, I take some polish out of the bottle with the brush and make a puddle on a piece of paper. That way you can control the amount of polish you have on the end of your brush. Too much, dot some off on the paper. Too little add a bit more.
It's a good way to test out whatever you're going to use as your dotting tool too.  

Mani today - 9/29 - one month old

Yep, need mani BAD - 
grown out, a big corner chip but,
 still getting compliments!

Just need some down time.....
I'm no gypsy, but see none in my near future...
according to my calendar....

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