Mani of the Day: Jimmy Choo Lace Nails

Beauty, Fashion, Fitness & Nails

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(Photo credit Netaporter.com // Nails by Holly for The Trendy Nail )

For all you shoe-a-holics and nail fanatics this post’s for you!

Look at what goodies i found this weekend!!!

Somewhere over the rainbow a pair of Jimmy Choo Lace Pumps appeared!

So as i was browsing online through fashions finest I stumbled upon what some might say… a magical pair of heels!  It was love at first sight!

But lets be honest ladies, unless you have an in-disposable bank account, the average person isn’t running out on the reg to fill their wardrobe with high fashion labels such as LouboutinJimmy Choo, Valentino, Dior & Chanel… but every girl can work real hard to save up the $$$$ to reach their couture wardrobe dreams.

So, here’s another sophisticated, fashionista look to add to your couture files as one of the TOP for 2013’s Must Have Heels!

Let me formally introduce you…

This is Amika.  She’s a sophisticated take on a classic, pointed toe, pump.  Lace, mixed with patent leather, standing on 4″ stems make these killer heels a wardrobe must have!  Nothing says SEXY better then 4″ shiny leather & lace heels!  Yes, I know… they may not be as comfy as your Michael Kors High Top Sneakers but hey…. sometimes us girls have to withstand a lil’ pain for Smokin’ Hot Beauty!

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Follow a few simple steps to get these Trendy Lace Nails!

I’ve been wanting to do lace nails for a really long time.  But I’ve been putting it off because I thought it would take hours to do..  In actuality, once I got the right method down it wasn’t as tricky as it had seemed.  This look took me about 1 1/2 hours to complete both hands, prep time included.

TheTools

 Tools:

  • 6-12″ of lace (Michaels Art Store or any fabric store sells it by the yard)
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • Cuticle Clipper (to trim the lace once it’s on your nails)
  • Base Coat – Any thin base coat will work
  • Sheer Pink – Pick a very sheer pink or white.  Ballet Slippers or Waltz by Essie (I used CND Vinyl Lux “Lavishly Loved”)
  • Top Coat – Seche Vite

Step 1
Cut 10 pieces of lace for each finger.  The less overlap the better.

Step 2
Start with bare nails and apply 1 coat of base polish.

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Step 3
Once your polish is dry, wet one piece of lace under cool water and drape it over your nail.  The water helps it lay flat.  I suggest working 1 nail at a time.

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Step 4
While the lace is wet and stuck to your nail to get it to actually stay paint a thin layer of pink over the lace.  If you don’t want the lace to have a grey tone then skip the pink and use your base coat to apply over the wet lace.

The polish over the lace is what makes the lace stick to your nail.

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Step 5
Let your nail polish dry on top of the lace and continue with the rest of your nails repeating steps 3 & 4

Now it’s time to Trim!
Step 6
Carefully trim the overlap with your cuticle cutter.

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FINAL STEPS!

Step 7
The key to sealing the lace to your nail is using several coats of a good top coat clear polish.  I used Seche Vite because it’s thick and shiny.  I used about 4  coats until I was fully satisfied with the appearance.  The more top coat’s you use the less bumpy your nail will feel.  Making it look like natural lace tips!

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Shopping Links

Jimmy Choo

Amika patent leather-trimmed lace and mesh pumps

Available at Netaporter.com $695

Black Lace – Michaels

Seche Vite – Top Coat – Amazon $4.85
Seche Vite is available at most major drugstores such as CVS, Duane Reade, Walgreens, Walmart, Sephora, Ulta Beauty

 

Hope you enjoyed the post!  I’d love to hear from you… leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!
Thanks for stopping by!

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