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Nail Art Tutorial: Lace Moons

Nail Art Tutorial: Lace Moons

02.04.14

By James

To create dainty manicure, Marlein of CreatiNails showed us how to add lace to the moons of our nails.

  • For this tutorial you will need:

     

     

    SLIDE 1 OF 4
  • For this tutorial you will need:

     

    • A small and an even smaller detail brush
    • Round stickers
    • White acrylic paint
    • Round stickers to create moon shape

     

    SLIDE 2 OF 4
  • Steps 1 - 2

    Step 1: Paint your nails in your base color. Make sure it’s completely opaque. Then apply a quick drying top coat.

    Step 2: Put stickers at the base of your nail to create the half-moon shape. Then create a glitter gradient by wiping almost all of the polish off the brush and gently applying a little bit of polish on about 2/3 of the part of the nail that is not covered with the sticker. Then paint the about 1/3 of the nail with a little bit more polish on your brush. Immediately pull the sticker off while the polish is still wet. I like to go at this step nail by nail.

    SLIDE 3 OF
  • Steps 3 - 7

    Step 3: Wait for the glitter polish to dry before drawing a white line over the edge of the half-moon using your acrylic paint and the small detail brush.

    Step 4: Draw little arches along the white line using more acrylic paint and the even smaller detail brush.

    Step 5: Make tiny dots under the arches with the brush you still have in your hand .

    Step 6: Wait for the acrylic paint to dry and then apply your favorite top coat.

    Step 7: (The most important step!): Enjoy your nails and show them to everyone around you!

    Check out her blog, CreatiNails.
    Instagram: @http://instagram.com/CreatiNails#

    [Images: Marlein van Alphen]

    SLIDE 4 OF 4
  • For this tutorial you will need:

     

     

  • For this tutorial you will need:

     

    • A small and an even smaller detail brush
    • Round stickers
    • White acrylic paint
    • Round stickers to create moon shape

     

  • Steps 1 - 2

    Step 1: Paint your nails in your base color. Make sure it’s completely opaque. Then apply a quick drying top coat.

    Step 2: Put stickers at the base of your nail to create the half-moon shape. Then create a glitter gradient by wiping almost all of the polish off the brush and gently applying a little bit of polish on about 2/3 of the part of the nail that is not covered with the sticker. Then paint the about 1/3 of the nail with a little bit more polish on your brush. Immediately pull the sticker off while the polish is still wet. I like to go at this step nail by nail.

  • Steps 3 - 7

    Step 3: Wait for the glitter polish to dry before drawing a white line over the edge of the half-moon using your acrylic paint and the small detail brush.

    Step 4: Draw little arches along the white line using more acrylic paint and the even smaller detail brush.

    Step 5: Make tiny dots under the arches with the brush you still have in your hand .

    Step 6: Wait for the acrylic paint to dry and then apply your favorite top coat.

    Step 7: (The most important step!): Enjoy your nails and show them to everyone around you!

    Check out her blog, CreatiNails.
    Instagram: @http://instagram.com/CreatiNails#

    [Images: Marlein van Alphen]

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