Saturday, September 18, 2010

When Polish Isn't Enough--Fabric Manicure

I am attending a wedding this weekend (and next) and I'm wearing the same dress to both, but trying to accessorize it differently for both events--first and foremost with the manicures. I had this idea when I was looking for embellishments for today's manicure and I came across this silver lame fabric I had (not as in "that's so lame", but as in the actual fabric type). I wondered if it could be added to a manicure--and lo and behold, it could! So I cut out and sized for my different nails. I accentuated the look by making it a "Ruffian". The overall feel is pretty smooth, but the tips have some roughness because I cut the fabric at the tip of my manicure after it was applied.





I painted three coats of China Glaze Japanese Koi and let it dry completely. I then coated Seche Vite to apply the pre-cut fabric on my nails. I let it dry again, cut the tips to my nails and applied two more coats of Seche Vite on top of the fabric.

18 comments:

Trincess said...

ooooh so dazzling! hurts my eyes, in a good way =D

KarenD said...

Wow, very creative!

~*~ Dollface ~*~ said...

WOW! That's hot!

April said...

Looks amazing!

heatheryruth said...

Holy Crap! Who'da thunk! That's so awesome! I wish I could see it in person. As always...fab job!

Bianna said...

This is beautiful! I'd love to see a tutorial if u get the chance!

ThRiSzHa said...

so bling bling.. awesome

Jessie said...

wow, very creative! way to pair it with orange.

nodak1982 said...

Yeah a tutorial on this one would rock!

Ginger said...

This is genius! I love it so much. And I never knew this fabric was called lame :-)

Kari said...

This one is so incredible. One of my fave so far. I know what I'm asking for next... ;)

Danielle said...

very cool. at first glance I thought you had stamped the fishnet Konad pattern over silver polish!

I want to see the dress that goes with these nails!

Jackie S. said...

Very cool! :)

Heather Schwartz, APR said...

You amaze me!

Elizabeth said...

I like it.

aimeeus said...

This is amazing! Do you have to use a particular kind of fabric? How long did it last?

Anonymous said...

I realy want to try this! but before I do, how do you remove it when you ant to change your nails?

iPolished said...

Thanks for stopping by! Actually, the fabric comes off pretty easily if you just carefully peel. You can use polish remover as well to soften it up.

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