So here is a super fast post. My family has a tradition of decorating the dining room with streamers for each others birthday's, so I woke up to this:
My kids made me some amazing home made cards, I got my Alex & Ani Bracelets and a gift certificate to a local spa. Wow - how special do I feel? Well OK so I bought the bracelets myself, but I had to wait to have them until today.
My birthday theme is black and white. We are making all our friends coming to my birthday dinner wear black and white, so I needed black and white nails. I have been dying to try lace nails - so what a perfect excuse!
I went to Joanne's Fabrics and looked at all my lace options. I wanted something that had a small enough design that would be noticeable on my nails, so I selected a piece of lace ribbon. the total cost was $1.00 and I have enough lace left over for another manicure. Not bad!
Some directions I found said to use glue. No way was that happening. I followed some instructions that say to use clear top coat. I did learn if you are using a quick dry top coat, to put the top coat on right before you are going to lay the lace over, otherwise it dries to quick. If you paint your nails the same day, you can't press and maneuver the lace over your nails or you risk ruining the polish below. So I painted my nails last night and then did the lace this morning. Since it is a black and white theme, I decided to use Butter London Billy No Mates for my base. It is a very very light grey that looks almost white.
I started by cutting all the lace into the shape of my nails before getting started.
I then put a clear coat of polish and applied the lace and using my fingers, I pressed and moved it into place. I then put another clear coat and continued pressing and then one more clear coat for a nice shiny smooth top. Here are my end results.
I am so loving this manicure! I can't wait to wear it with my outfit tonight. I'll do some outfit posts on Monday. So what do you think of this manicure?
I hope you all have a great weekend!