Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fishnet & Lace Sheer Stamped Nails

Hello nail friends. Life my blogging schedule has been kind of crazy lately. I think it's because of summer. Work is slow so I get home a little earlier and I somehow become exponentially lazier the more free time I have. I've been watching a lot of Netflix and just signed up for Kindle Unlimited on Friday. I'm already half way through my second book. I can't help myself from binge-hobbying whatever it is I'm doing. I've also been painting a ton of nails but just can't bring myself to sit in my hot, stuffy office editing all the pictures (soooo many pictures). 

Today I have a lacy manicure to show you. Ever since OPI put out the sheer tints I've been seeing this look everywhere. I mixed up my own sheer black polish so I could try it out myself.

Sheer Black Lace Stamping with Gold Bow and Borders

Sheer Black Lace Stamping with Gold Bow and Borders

I started with base coat and then stamped the black designs directly onto my otherwise bare nails. The fishnet stamp is Bundle Monster plate BM-209 and the other lacy pattern is BM-323, stamped with Mundo de Unas black stamping polish. After that dried I layered on three coats of my sheer black polish which I made by adding a few (4-5) drops of black polish to a mini bottle full of clear polish. I think I may add a bit more black into the mix because it turned out pretty sheer. With a little more tint I think I'd need less coats to get the coverage I want. I added a little gold bow accent with plate BM-317 and Maybelline Bold Gold. I used a small nail art brush to paint the black outlines around every nail and finished up with a coat of Wet n Wild Matte Top Coat. This look has a lot going on, but I don't think it's too busy. Everything coordinates together nicely and I love how it turned out. I can't help but think this looks like it would be more perfect for cooler weather though. 

Sheer Black Lace Stamping with Gold Bow and Borders


  1. Thank you thank you thank you for explaining the steps you took to create this. I have been drooling over this look for months now, but was confused on how to do it. Now I'm going to have to give it a try.

    1. I think it's easier than it looks. If you try it let me know how it turns out!