Lace Nail Tutorial
Getting your nails done for your wedding can cost a pretty penny and can cause quite a bit of damage to your actual nails. For one, your real nails get filed down and sanded to a minuscule amount before ridiculously strong glue is applied.That glue will secure 90% of those acrylic nails onto your fingers, minus that one you just happen to break off painfully on accident, and will make it next to impossible to get off without ripping what’s left of the nail bed off with it. Let’s not get into the fact that getting acrylic nails professionally put on costs anywhere between $40-60, which is money that can easily be spent on other essentials such as your veil, some shoes, a stunning clutch, a sexy corset, and more!
To help save you from the pain of professional nails, and to still allow you to have stunning nails on your big day, we’ve created this fantastic DIY lace wedding nail tutorial.
Examples of Stunning Lace Nails For Inspiration
Lace Nail Tutorial For Beautiful Wedding Nails
What you will need for the lace nail tutorial as shown in the photo above
- french manicure kid with a clear topcoat either included or purchased on the side (kits available here)
- small scissors
- hairdryer (optional for faster drying)
- Lace (find some lace here)
- Rhinestones (find some nail rhinestones here)
Create your french manicure by following the instructions on your kit. Your nails don’t need to be as long as the ones shown, however it helps to have longer tips for the application of the rhinestone at the end.
When your french manicure has dried, begin to cut out your lace patterns. You can use colored lace or white like the photo, however you just need to begin to create the patterns. If you plan on using lace over the entire nail, cut the lace into a rectangle that will fit over the nails and set them aside. Remember that you can always trim down the lace later.
Next on our lace nail tutorial you need to apply the topcoat. Before the topcoat dries, set down the lace on top of it. Use a toothpick to gently press down the sides and make sure that all of the lace is firmly stuck into the topcoat.
Wait for the topcoat to dry before beginning to trim off the excess lace. If you do not wait for it to dry, you could end up moving the lace and causing imperfections in the overall finish.
Now, you can stop here and have a beautiful lace fabric on top or you can continue to make it look exactly like the photo. If you choose to continue, you’ll apply another topcoat over the lace and the entire nail.
Last step of this lace nail tutorial is to use your tweezers to place a rhinestone at the tip of the nail before the topcoat is dry. Press it gently so to ensure it’s stuck in properly. Use a hairdryer to speed the drying process. Enjoy!
Lace Nail Examples