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Topic: Polka Dot & Lace Corset Mix Nails Tutorial  (Read 6686 times)
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« on: February 05, 2011 05:11:07 PM »

My Tutorial Post Entry Link: http://www.diyfashiondiva.com/nail-art/polka-dot-corset-lace-mix-nails-tutorial

Let me just tell you up front, this is not a easy DIY project. It took me more than 5 hours to complete because I i kept messing up the corset design. In order to get the best result, it took me a good 5 to 10 attempts on some nails to achieve the almost perfect design that I desired. I am super pleased with the final look so overall it is definitely worth the time.

This is not a normal weekend just for fun nail project of mine. This day happened to be me and my husbands four years wedding anniversary. I was determent to look the best for the special day. I want sexy but cute nails to match my outfit and what better than combining my two all time favorite design: polka dots & lace corset!

I had a tutorial about polka dots nail earlier so i dont plan to repeat myself here. If you are interested please visit the tutorial post in this link : http://www.diyfashiondiva.com/nail-art/polka-dots-nails-tutorial

This tutorial is mainly about mixing and matching and lace corset drawing. It is about making two totally different styles looks cohesive together. Best way to achieve that is to use the same color scheme. My all time favorite color combo is light pink and black because these colors are complementary so it help the design image stay sharp and pop.

This nail design might require a couple basic tools for the beginners. But if  you are good at free hand drawing, you can definitely do everything with just nail polish and a fine paint brush. With the help of my tools it still took me about 5 hours to finish. So I think I can easily double the time if I just draw with my free hand (totally not ready for that yet).
Materials needed:

ULTA ridge filler/ base coat, NYC nail polish #108, Konad nail scraper & stamper, Shaney nail plate # B49, Kiss black nail art paint polish, OPI top coat, a small piece of paper cardboard and a nail dotting tool.

Design Sketches And Tutorial Picture:

The Finishing Design:

I hope you like my work!

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011 05:43:33 PM »

Very cool, coming from  a former manicurist, you did a great job. Grin

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011 05:48:01 PM »

Very cool, coming from  a former manicurist, you did a great job. Grin

Thank you so much.
that means a lot ^^
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011 01:10:48 AM »

I am super impressed!  You did an AMAZING job.  One question: When you did mess up is there anyway to correct it without taking off the base completely?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011 06:15:34 AM »

I am super impressed!  You did an AMAZING job.  One question: When you did mess up is there anyway to correct it without taking off the base completely?

if it is the image using the stamps, you can dip the Q-tip into the nail polish remover and try to erase it lightly
but if it is nail paint, there is no other way but to take off the whole thing and start over again.
I'm glad you like my design tot ^^ thanks
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011 02:40:16 PM »

Too cute! I always love your polka dots!

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011 06:14:05 AM »

Too cute! I always love your polka dots!

i love them too, it's so simple but looks great on nails
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011 06:31:17 AM »

that is awesome! I'm afraid I don't have the patience though :/ Maybe one day!


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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011 10:30:40 PM »

oh, finally, you did it! Chic!

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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2011 08:44:38 AM »

this is so pretty!  Wink

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