Monday, August 19, 2013

Tip Top Nail Art Concept: Lace

Hi there lovelies! I hope everybody is feeling good and happy because I am! I have no idea why, but I am just Spongebob today! And it's a Monday! Who has ever felt happy on a freaking Monday? But I am...and I like it! I think it has to do with the fact that we are very close to my favorite time of the year. From September to about end December is probably the most awesome time of the year to me. But we'll talk about that in more detail some other time...

On to today's post...

As you probably saw last week Monday, it was the first week that I took part in Tip Top Nails South Africa's Art Concept. This weeks concept was a little bit more simple in the sense of it didn't involve freehand nail art but for some reason, I found it pretty tricky!

The concept for this week was Lace. Not “paint lace on your nails” because that I could probably do with a bit of effort and a steady hand. This was “take a piece of lace and stick it on your nails”. Easy peasy right?? Wrong! Okay, I’m exaggerating a little bit. It's wasn't hard. I just made it hard for myself! The lace I chose was a little too thick, it was crumbled up when I found it so it kept on lifting when I pushed it down on the nail and with all the moving and sticking down of the lace, I pretty much ruined  the polish underneath so a few I had to redo. In the words of Sweet Brown...Ain't nobody got time for that!

Nail Polishes used:

  • Tip Top French Manicure White

Tools Used:

  • Tweezer
  • Scissors


  • Lace, pre-cut to the shape of your nails

I started off by laying down 3 coats of  Tip Top French Manicure White. When this was dry, I layed down a thin coat of top coat and placed the lace over the wet top coat. In hindsight, I should have probably waited till the top coat felt tacky before I placed the lace but hey, so you learn! When this was properly dry, I added a good amount of top coat to seal the lace.

Overall, I didn't mind how it looked! The only thing that really put me off this mani was the texture! Liquid Sand doesn't have anything on this! Once you add the topcoat, it pretty much feels horrendous when it rubs against anything else...especially bedding! And with the lace being a bit thick, a second coat did not help at all! But the look is pretty neat so I might just try it again sometime! 

Lots of mad love...


  1. i LOVE how this looks. I can see that the lace is on the thick side but i LOVE it.
    I love the blue against the white. You're super brave. I am not brave enough to use real lace. The feathers were enough!!!

    I love love love it!

    1. It's a weird lace! I swear it was used in old school bloomers or something! Lol thank you though M! I also love the blue with the white! I have a cobalt blue China Glaze polish that I am now dying to pair up with a white.
      Now I just need to gather some might confidence and try feathers! Lol

  2. The combo of blue and white is so Greek to me! I love it! That's a fun ides that I may try sometime!

    1. I loved these colors also! Thank you so much! It's fun but like I said, the texture is bone chilling! Lol