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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Lace Nails


Knowing I'm a big nail art lover, Born Pretty sent me some lovely nail stickers to try out, and these lace effect ones were by far my favourite!

From previous experience with nail stickers, I chose to go with a neutral, nude shade for my nails to begin with, as brighter, bolder colours can make the outline of the actual sticker look very apparent. I used my latest favourite polish from MUA's Love Heart collection - I <3 U, a beautiful nude shade, that requires a few coats to get solid colour.

After my nails were completely dry, I then picked out which lace pattern I wanted to go for and carefully peeled it off the sheet with a pair of tweezers. You are really better off using tweezers as the stickers are very sticky and can easily get stuck to your fingers and rip. I then carefully positioned the strip and pressed down, then cut off the excess and moved onto the next nail. As you can tell, a really simple but effective process. Finishing it off with a clear top coat will ensure the stickers stay in place for longer, so is really a necessity. 

I really like these lace effect stickers, I think they give a real vintage look to your nails and its definitely a bit different from my usual nail art. My main concern with them is just how sticky they are and so how easily they tear once you try to move them if they've been positioned incorrectly, so I would recommend being very wary when applying. 

If you'd like to try them, you can now get 5% off using this code: MA5J61.

44 comments:

  1. They look so delicate and pretty! :) The mua polish is a really pretty shade too. x
    http://rosee-petals.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yep its definitely my new fav nail polish!

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  2. These are so pretty! And they look gorgeous against the mua colour, reallly want to buy some now! x
    Dreams and Dresses

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  3. These are beautiful! I adore nail art! Take a peek at my most recent 'bow tie' nail design post! :) xx

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  4. these are amazing, would be perfect for a wedding or ball or something, may have to invest xx

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    1. I know! I wish I would of worn them for my uni ball!

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  5. They look so cute and delicate! Really want to try some xx

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  6. These look so cute, and love the MUA nail colour :) ~ox

    simplesophie.com

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  7. Very pretty indeed! I've not tried nail stickers before but I'm tempted now. :)

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  8. Just saw your post about these on twitter, love love love them! xxx

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  9. This looks so pretty! Very classy xo

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    1. Haha don't get called classy often!!

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  10. oh these are so dainty and feminine I love them :)
    xx

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  11. Awwww..so cute!;)
    Claudia
    http://claudia-overtherainbow.blogspot.com

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  12. Aww very cute xx http://makeupbynora.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love white lace! That came out great :)

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  14. So, so cute and girly! Love these. Really pretty with a pastel outfit for spring. X

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  15. adorable! baby pink is so pretty :)

    x Jordan
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  16. These look really elegant! I especially like the colour you matched as a base coat with the decals xxx

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  17. Wow these look gorgeous, I adore your nails! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. these are so cute and elegant looking. i love them xo

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  19. I love this so pretty! I love your blog now following :)

    Katharine from kathykins.com

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  20. By the way, awarded you the Laine Blogger Award :)

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  21. thats so pretty! how did I miss this post lol adorable!! xx

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  22. Oh my god! I am in love with these lace stickers! At first glance I thought you'd drawn the lace effect yourself, I must get some of these, just stunning! xx

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  23. This is so pretty! I need to find :)

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  24. Wow, they look so pretty! Gotta give this look a go x

    <3
    www.couturenoir.co.uk

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  25. Just stumbled across your blog ! It is great and I absolutely love your lace nails ! x

    Jessica
    http://powderblue1.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you sweetheart, I'm glad you like it!!

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  26. These look so so pretty! :)

    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
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  27. I'd love a stamping plate with this pattern! x


    Island Girl Insights ♥

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