Enjoy the charming prettiness of the latest nail art fashion trend, lace manicures.
Worn by celebrities such as Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez, lace manicures are becoming more desirable as a fashion accessory.
This new nail art technique uses either real lace or traced on lace. OPI prefer using the magic of real lace, as it is more authentic and stylish. You will need nail art pens for the traced on lace technique.
Start with your OPI base coat, prepping your nails as you would a normal manicure.
Apply either one or two coats of your preferred base colour, wait until your base colour is completely dry before applying your lace.
Cut 10 pieces of thin lace in shapes that are similar to your nail shape.
Apply one layer of OPI top coat over-the-top of your base colour and carefully place a piece of lace onto the top coat whilst it is still wet. Make sure that the top coat you use is not a quick drying top coat, as you want the lace to stick-onto the top coat. Use a pair of tweezers to position the lace in the desired position. You may also want to use nail glue, however depending on the lace used, this application could look clumsy.
Wait for the top coat to be completely dry before apply and second coat of OPI’s Top Coat over the top of the lace application. Trim off any excess lace and re-apply the topcoat if necessary.
Lace manicure designs whisper romance and prettiness and adds a touch of elegance to any outfit.