When I think of Vintage, the first thing that comes to mind is lace. I think of lavish wedding gowns and old Hollywood Glamour. That was my inspiration for this manicure.

I started with the Julep color Emmanuelle. It’s a very soft pink that is perfect for a French Manicure.

20130321-021955.jpg

I also decided to use Bundle Monster Stamping Plate #201 for the lace effect, as well as the special Konad Stamping Polish and Stamping Kit.

20130321-022202.jpg

After I applied my base coat, I applied 2 coats of Emmanuelle and one cost of Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat, and let dry completely. This is essential when stamping designs, so the base color doesn’t smudge during the stamping process.

20130321-022355.jpg
I then applied the lace patterned stamp to left corners of each nail diagonally

20130321-022645.jpg

Some of the lace patterns covered more areas of the nail than on others, so I decided to fix it by drawing in some lines.

20130321-022804.jpg

After the lines were drawn I added some of the Hollywood Glamour effect with a rhinestone on each nail.

20130321-022923.jpg

I finished it with another coat of Seche Vite, and cleaned up the edges with a pointy cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.

I really love how this manicure came out. A vintage twist on a classic French Manicure, with a little sparkle on every finger.

20130321-023141.jpg

Sometimes the best designs ate the ones that you make up as you go along.

20130321-023229.jpg

Advertisements