Awwww it's the last day of the challenge....boooooo, i have so much enjoyed doing this challenge and very sad to see it is coming to an end, but i must admit it will be nice to wear regular manicures again. Rest assured i will be popping up in other challenges because this has really tested my abilities and gave me the confidence i have needed to try more adventurous stuff. Here's my tutorial....
Step 1....paint nails
to the desired base colour, i used a classic white..OPI Alpine Snow and a coat
of Girly bits January morning for a little shimmer
Step 2....Using a black striper
pen draw 2 vertical lines down the side of the nail...sweep it round the cuticle
area, taking care to leave a small gap, so not to flood the cuticle, then make
another line coming up the side wall area (again, be sure to leave a small gap
so polish doesn't flood).
Step 3.....fill in between the
black lines with black paint, i used china glaze liquid leather. Be sure to
'tuck in' the black polish over the edge of the nail, so when you look down the
barrel you see the split of black, white and black polish.
Step 4....with your black striper
pen draw good sized crosses down the middle of the nail...i chose to do 3
crosses, you can do more if you wish.
Step 5....using dotting tool,
place your white 'hole' directly where the join of the laces would be. Using
your black striper pen gently sweep the black round the cuticle to join the
Step 6....Clean dotting tool, and
with black paint (or your striper pen) place a very small amount of polish
directly in the centre of the white.
Step 7....clean up any excess
paint where needed
Step 8...when the nail is dried,
apply a shiny topcoat
Now you are done, with funky shoe
lace nails to show off. Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. If you do attempt
this please feel free to send me your pics, i would love to see them. Also if
you have any other requests then let me know xx