The Nail Files: Loopy Lace (that almost killed me)

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Here's what I used: 

And the mani:

I'm going to come clean: this mani was a nightmare. But I think it was a bit self-inflicted because, if I'd really thought about it before starting, I would have gone about it in a different way.

If you're going to try a lace mani, I'd suggest filling in the entire section you want to lace with white before adding the black.

Repeat: Colour in the entire area you're going to use BEFORE adding the black.

(I didn't, obviously, and it took a LOT of coats of individual white lines and I STILL saw pink. Grr....)

I copied the idea of starting with a swirl, from the Pin, and then added swoops of black as I went. It's not perfect, the lines are uneven, but when you're not staring right at them (haha), it still looks pretty good, even though it freaking took forever (and required copious amounts of wine, haha!).

Happy Friday, everyone!

And thanks to Tara and Vicki for hosting!


  1. OMG - first it is awesome - second, individual line/swirls!?!?? Girl you are CRAZY - and I worship you :)

  2. I'm really glad you did pink instead of yellow (I don't like yellow)! Very cute!

  3. sounds like a fucking racket but at least it looks super pretty! aha

  4. This is so cute! It looks so professional!! I love it! Perfect for the spring time!!

    Just stopping by for the link-up :)

  5. It still turned out look great though and the pink was a great choice!

  6. This is so so pretty! Looks like the headache of it was well worth it!

    I've never seen those Stripe Rite polishes, and I'm curious as to what kind of brush they have to make perfect lines like that....

    Linking up from The Nail Files, btw!

  7. That is so cool! You're way more patient than me! :)

  8. you are out of control amazing.

  9. I've been wanting to try a lace mani, but I didn't know where to start-this helps!

  10. Always do a practice run hehe

    Yeah painting every white stroke and black would be a challenge! It still looks pretty :)

  11. I love your nails! They always looks so beautiful!

  12. Seriously LOVE this manicure. You have such patience with doing your nails!

  13. I still think they look amazeballs. I'm definitely going to have to try out this mani.


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