Wedding Lace

Hello and welcome!  This week I’m attending another wedding, so that means I get to do a nice wedding guest design!

The wedding is actually for my boyfriend’s brother, so he’s one of the groomsmen.  That also means he knows the color scheme.  So I’ve decided to mix the lace design of my dress with their colors of navy and pink.  And I found some great inspiration on Pinterest where the lace only covers part of the nail, though I couldn’t track down who actually did the nail art.

What I Used:

  • Base Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Base Coat
  • 1st Color:  Cirque Colors – Uptown Girl
  • 2nd Color:  Maniology – Shibori
  • Top Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Top Coat
  • Cuticula Dole Whip nail tape
  • Maniology mini lotus mat
  • Twinkled T Lace TT01 stamping plate
  • silicone stamper & scraper
  • lint roller sheet
  • Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2
  • acetone nail polish remover

I started with my usual base coat, and then two coats of Cirque Colors – Uptown Girl.  I bought this polish because it looks so similar to my favorite pink (Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – Stellar Style).  It’s not quite the same color, but it definitely has a better formula.  Then I added liquid latex around all of my nails, because I was not trying to clean up dark navy blue polish.

Since my stamping plate had three versions of lace to choose from, I decided to do some test swatches of which one to use.  And I went with the smaller detailed floral design (not that you can really tell, since my nails are so small).  Next I got the navy polish and started stamping away.  But I go a little carried away, and forgot to keep the designs to just a corner of some of the nails.  Oops!

Even though I didn’t follow the inspiration completely, I still love this mani.  And not having all of the nails in full lace helps to show off the pretty pink underneath.  It was relatively quick and easy, giving me more time to pack, and the liquid latex was one of my best ideas.  Sometimes I forget how long I spend on clean up.

Hope everyone enjoys their week!

Update:

I forgot to mention that the wedding was in Kentucky (in the middle of summer!), and that we chose to extend our trip and go down to Nashville afterwards.  But that means these nails had to last for two weeks, instead of the usual one, and sadly they didn’t make it.  You can see that I picked so much at my left hand that I had to shorten my ring finger nail.  Lets blame it on the travel anxiety.  Although somehow, I barely picked at my right hand.

 

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