December 28, 2014

See-through Lace and Rhinestones Nails

Hey guys! No more prompts today; the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge is over :'(. In case you missed one of them, you can always check them out here on my blog! For today, I have this Japanese see-through lace and rhinestones design. It is elegant, classy and edgy: perfect for New Year's Eve!

How to do the lace design:

1. Apply your favourite base coat.
2. Carefully outline your nails using a dark polish, I used black. Let dry.
3. Mix your dark polish with some clear polish.
4. Paint your nails with the see-through mix you just created.
5. Draw on 7 small dots using a dotting tool or a toothpick. Let dry.
6. Apply your fast drying topcoat.

Et voilà, you got yourself some classy see-through nails!

How to do the rhinestones design:

1. Drip some fast drying top coat on a piece of plastic. Make sure it dries to a tacky consistency.
2. Pick up some tacky top coat and place it on the nail.
3. Create a little ball. More like half of a ball. :-D Let dry.
4. Pick up your rhinestone, dab it in some fresh top coat and apply on the side of the ball.
5. Continue step 4 until desired effect.
6. Optional: apply a fast drying top coat. This is optional because it can drown your rhinestones, but it will make your manicure last longer. It is up to you!

There you go, a Japanese rhinestone design!

Polishes and materials used for this design:

Catrice - Black to the Routes
OPI - Don't Bossa Nova me around
NYC - Grand Central Station (used for mixing)
Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri
Born Pretty Store - Striping brush
Born Pretty Store - Nail art brush
Born Pretty Store - Dotting tool
Born Pretty Store - Small beads
Born Pretty Store - Round 2 mm rhinestones
Born Pretty Store - Round 4 mm rhinestones

 I hope you like this design and if you did, make sure to write a comment! ;-)

What would you like to see on my blog? Some last minute New Year's Eve design? Something geometric? Swatches? Let me know, I would love to hear from you. :-) <3


  1. This is seriously so beautiful!! You should show us something sparkly for NYE!

    1. Thank you! And alright, sparkly, I'll keep it in mind! Thank you for your comment 😊

  2. This has to be one of the most beautiful manicures I've ever seen!

    1. Ahhh you're making me blush! Thank you so much, you literally made my day! <3


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