Laced Up

Hello and welcome!  This week I went with a design that’s a little dark, but very classy, and I just can’t get over it.  I’ll need to try it again sometime soon.

This design is completely centered around a stamping plate that I bought from Twinkled T.  It’s covered in beautiful lace designs, but of course when I just looked for it, it’s no longer on their site.  Hopefully they bring it back, because I would recommend it to anyone.  Anyways, I wanted neutral colors to keep it elegant and simple.

What I Used:

  • Base Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Base Coat
  • 1st Color:  Ellison’s Organics – Just Blow In It
  • 2nd Color:  Twinkled T – Vibin’
  • 3rd Color:  Maniology – Nation’s Treasure
  • Glossy Top Coat:  Essie – Speed Setter
  • Matte Top Coat:  Essie – Matte About You
  • Maniology Poli-Peel cuticle protector
  • Maniology Mini Lotus mat
  • Twinkled T Lace TT01 stamping plate
  • silicone stamper & scraper
  • lint roller sheet
  • Maniology dual ended clean up brush & pencil stamper
  • acetone nail polish remover

I started with base coat, per usual, and then two coats of the matte Ellison’s Organics – Just Blow In It.  And then I added liquid latex around all of my nails.  I definitely didn’t want to get black stamping polish all over my cuticles, so I tried to be extra thorough with the application.

Next came the stamping in black.  And the lace just stamped perfectly, but it just felt a little too neutral.  So I decided to add some gold stamping on top, just for a little extra sparkle.  I tried to match it up perfectly to the black underneath, but it was just too hard. So my ring finger looks a little messy, but I didn’t feel like completely redoing that nail.

Last, was a layer of glossy top coat to even everything out.  Sadly though, I smudged some of the lines.  So they’re harder to see.  But I still think they’re beautiful with the final layer of matte top coat.  I truly love this design, and it was relatively easy.  You just have to know how to stamp, and you’re pretty much done! 

Hope everyone enjoys their day!

Update:

Well, for the most part, these nails held up.  But they definitely lost almost all of their matte-ness.  Which I normally don’t mind because it’s fun to slowly see them become satin, and then glossy.  I just really prefer these in matte.  You can see all of the lines so much better like that.  Anyways, there were some chips, but I was good and didn’t pick at them, so they stayed small.

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