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!