Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mint Lace

Another spring colour and design.  This one is feminine without over doing it (in my opinion).  Slop on your favorite spring colour as a base and paint on some lace.  There's another design where you actually glue on lace on your nails but I find that really unsanitary...

Yup, on my own nails this weekend =)

You will need:
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet (pale green, mint chocolate chip colour)
  • Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener (white)
  • Thin paintbrush
  • Fine paintbrush
  • Contact container (for dipping)
  • 50 mins
Oops, forgot to take a picture of all the stuff I used.
But here's the Mint Sorbet polish.

 1.  Paint your base colour!  Find a nice light colour for a spring look.  But you can use anything to suit your mood or taste.  It's important that the base is dry or near dry before you start painting the lace.

2. Paint a thin white line with a thin paintbrush across the nail on a diagonal.  It doesn't have to be absolutely perfect.  Here's a helpful tip:  If you roll your thumb as your paint, the line is straighter.

3.  Now paint "bumps" or "half circles" on the line with the thin paintbrush.  The bumps should be facing away from the tip and filled in completely.

4.  Paint opposite to the line the same bumps like a mirror image but do not fill it in completely.  I used a fine paintbrush to do this.

5.  Continue with another row of bumps.  Draw another straight line to complete it.  Then finish it off with some dots on both sides of the lace.

6.  Paint a top coat and your booboo's should look less obvious. Here's a picture for comparison.  Paint away!!!

This took me about 45 mins to do both hands.  If it's your first time, it will probably take longer.  I didn't find it too difficult to paint with my left hand either (I'm a righty), it's just a bit more time consuming.

Another tip I can give is to keep a cotton ball soaked with nail polish remover.  I use it to clean off the painting brush after every nail to keep it from clumping on the brush.  And only use a drop of polish on the contact case (or painting dish) at a time.  It dries fast so using a drop creates less waste.

Hope you liked this one =)
Good luck!

- SheNailedMe

1 comment:

  1. hehehe will introduce to meilin =P -max