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!


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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