When Katy Perry posted “Glove tip lace nails anyone?” on Twitter yesterday along with this pic I knew that Celebrity Manicurist Kimmie Kyees had to be involved and I was right. We’ve seen lace used to cover the entire nail before but this is something new. Kimmie shared that these nails were created for a photo shoot but she couldn’t reveal which one so be on the lookout as Kimmie is hoping they make the cover!
Get The Look: “She wanted beige so I used nail tips from Broadway Nails and polished them in China Glazepolishes; Modern Elegance topped Nude. What an amazing shade that combination created.”
“I took out my lace and noticed the V shape. I decided to cut along the V’s and place it in the polish from the cuticles towards the free edge. Leaving the lace on the end came to me after I placed it. I tried the tips on myself and loved the effect. When I showed [the people from the magazine] what they looked like on, they were relived and impressed! Luckily Katy and the rest of the glam squad agreed it looked fantastic. Katy said she loved them!”
China Glaze Modern Elegance is a discontinued color from the Urban Chic/Platinum series but I did find it on eBay and Victoria Nail Supply. China Glaze Nude also looks to be dc’d but it’s available on eBay and VNS as well.
What do you think of this look on Katy? I’m thinking it could be something fun to try for a Halloween costume, like a gothic bride or something. Would you wear this nails and for what occasion? Have you tried incorporating lace into your nail style?
This past weekend the boyfriend and I attended the wedding of one of our favorite people on the planet. She is funny, smart, charming. Just an amazing friend. One of those people that you meet and just know you want in your life. So you can imagine how happy we are that she found a man who realizes how special she is and treats her a queen.
Of course a wedding means planning the right outfit all the way down to your fingers and toes. I immediately knew which dress I wanted to wear but deciding on nail color was a challenge. Do I go trendy because I’m the all knowing nail girl (my friend said that, not me)? Do I play it safe because it’s a wedding? Or do I march to the beat of my own drummer and go with what strikes my fancy? I chose D – All Of The Above.
Last February I had my first experience with what is now becoming a major trend in nails; Soak-off UV Gel Nail Polish. You see my pal Heather Park from SeoulDiva had been raving for months about this NYC salon Sakura and showing off her wicked cool nail art designs using the CalGel brand of soak-off polish. Heather has managed to get more than a few of her friends hooked on Sakura including MAC Artist Keri B. who has posted some her designs on Twitter. You can read about my experience and see some more CalGel designs HERE.
Since that time Fanatics have emailed asking about CalGel and the other brands of soak-off polish on the market, including OPI’s new Axxium product so I’m giving you the 411 on the whole soak-off phenomenon after the jump.
I’m sure you remember seeing these amazing lace nails created by Celebrity Manicurist Elle. I posted about the lace nail trend back in September when Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez were spotted wearing the look. Scratch Magazine loved it so much, they featured it on their December cover.
Since then I’ve seen various tutorials pop up on YouTube but none of them have looked as good or been as detailed as this one by LovelyInstinct so I thought I’d share. She uses a different method than Elle in that she applies a base coat of color underneath the lace and a lot more products. Those of you that aren’t a fan of seeing your natural nail through the lace, this is a great alternative.
To recap, these are Elle’s instructions: 1. Start with a clean nail 2. Brush on Gel Resin 3. Pick a thin Parisian piece of lace and attach 4. Spray with Glue Dry 5. Cut and shape using an embroidery scissor 6. Re-Resin 7. To remove, soak in acetone
Have any of you tried lace nails yet? Do you have any application tricks or tips? If you’re not a DIY gal, would you request this look from your manicurist?
With the Konad nail art stamper fad still going strong (who would have guessed?) and Minx becoming a strong celeb nail presence where do we go from here? Well if Celebrity Manicurist Elle has anything to say about it we’ll be heading to the fabric store. You see Elle has taken nail art to a whole new level with the latest celeb trend, lace nails.
See who she’s been lacing and vote yay or nay on the look after the jump!
A week or so ago I received an email from a reader asking about Blake Lively‘s nails from a Fashion’s Night Out event. I immediately scoured the web to get a peek and as soon as I saw the intricate lace pattern I knew my gal Elle was involved.
You see that’s her handiwork in the shot above. She created the look during an editorial shoot using our All Lacquered Up collection colors. Since she regularly works with Blake, I knew she’d have the scoop.
For the looks below on Blake and Jennifer Lopez (for the VMAs) Elle used Parisian lace. She brushes on a nail adhesive, lays down the lace, applies another coat of adhesive and then trims off the excess. For added strength you can add a layer of clear gel but she didn’t do that here.
Now I know that there are Konad wheels that have lace patterns but can it really mimic the look of real lace? I’d love to hear from my Konad loving Fanatics. Is this something you’d attempt to do at home or is it best left to the pros for special events? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this fun and funky new nail look.