Nail Art Tutorial: Lace Nails

What are Lace Nails

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Your colors don’t always have to be opaque. By laying down a thin black base over black designs, you can create a lace-like effect. Follow along as Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed shows how:

Img 71401. Start with prepped nail (base coat required if on natural nails).

Img 71412. Paint a black gel polish border around entire nail with a striping brush.

Img 71433. Add dots with a dotting tool (or crisscross pattern for a fishnet look).

Img 71444. Cure before applying next layer.



Img 71455. Mix about 2 drops of clear top coat gel with one drop of black (adjust according to the color you would like to achieve).

Img 71466. Brush over entire nail. Cure when done; do a second coat of the sheer black if required.

Img 71477. Add top coat and cure again.

Img 71498. Lightly buff the top layer with a buffing block if you are going for the pantyhose effect (leave glossy if you prefer).

Img 71519. Wipe off dust with alcohol wipe and you’re done!

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[Images: Sarah Elmaz]

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