I made this set of nails for a friend using pink gel, black fabric lace, which is embedded under clear gel.
I also made some 3D acrylic bows and outlined the edges with silver glitter. It really makes a lot of difference to outline black acrylic bows. It seems to pop up so much more!



Comments (23)

On February 21, 2011 at 1:48 AM , rachel. said...

I see laceeeeeeeeeeeeeee! and big black bow on thumbs, so sweet yet mystery and rachel loooooves it~ :p

 
On February 21, 2011 at 4:59 AM , Katrina said...

that is gorgeous! i love the lace & pink together~

 
On February 21, 2011 at 6:42 AM , Silence is Loud said...

O.M.G!!!! i love this!!! did you encapsule it? or just leave it as it is?

 
On February 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM , Jin said...

Rachel, I'm so glad you like it! You can't imagine how long this took me to complete this. The first set I did was too thick. I had to redo and make the gel a lot thinner.

 
On February 22, 2011 at 12:38 AM , Jin said...

Hi Katrina, I love lace as well. This is my first time using black lace though. I've only used White and cream coloured ones before.

 
On February 22, 2011 at 12:41 AM , Jin said...

Hi Silence is Loud, I covered all the entire nail design in gel to protect it. Then it's placed in a box lined with cotton with individual compartments so that it doesn't crush the acrylic bows during transit.

 
On February 22, 2011 at 8:17 PM , rachel. said...

tehee, i tried once with lace too and i remove it straight away cause it's too difficult to get it right! >v< but now you did it, yeay~ haha... :p

 
On February 23, 2011 at 8:00 PM , Wolfie said...

Now that is one heck of a sexy set of nails!! Lucky lucky your friend.

 
On February 23, 2011 at 8:08 PM , Jin said...

Yah I had many problems with it too. It depends if you like it embedded and glossy like this one or matte without being embedded. I think the next one I will try is air brush lace. But I need to save money for the air brush! It's sooo expensive.

 
On February 23, 2011 at 10:39 PM , rachel. said...

Air brush! >< oou, so hope to at least tried doing it once, gotta wait till i earn enough to let me play with all these tools.. :p

 
On February 25, 2011 at 11:37 AM , x0xpinkyx0x said...

Awesome! I love lace! I came across your blog searching on google for tips on using striping tape, I was going to comment on the post you talked about the striping tape but it was very old from 2009, so I thought you might not even see the comment :P I just bought me some striping tape and I tried using it for the first time today, but when I applied the top coat the color came off the tape! It was a pink tape and the top coat left it silver, after that I let it dry and a little after that the ends of the tape started coming off my nails... how do you keep them on? With top coat only?

 
On February 25, 2011 at 7:55 PM , Jin said...

Rachel, I do hope I can get an air brush soon. I nearly bought one early this year but I have so much stuff I need to buy to furnish my new house! So saving up for the house came first. ;)

 
On February 25, 2011 at 10:50 PM , Jin said...

Hey Pinky, thanks for visiting my blog. The striping tape I bought have a thin plastic layer on top. Therefore the colour didn't run. However I had the same problem with the edges curling up after a couple of days. I usually use some nail glue at the edges to prevent the tape curling. Recently, I've also embed it under gel. This solves the curling problem entirely.

 
On March 2, 2011 at 2:34 PM , ThRiSzHa said...

wow.. i love those lace nail design.. XD

 
On March 2, 2011 at 9:16 PM , Jin said...

Thank you Thriszha! I recently got some soak off gel. It will be easier to remove from my natural nails. I'm going to try this design on my own nails one day.

 
On March 3, 2011 at 12:25 PM , Anonymous said...

Jin jin.. This is Liana.. We met last time at Wenny's bday.. I looove your work, esp. This one!! Wonder how I can contact you privately.. If you're interested, there's a friend that loves to have her nail done..

 
On March 5, 2011 at 9:49 AM , Andrea said...

So impressive! I really like the lacey look :)

 
On March 5, 2011 at 9:26 PM , Jin said...

Hi Liana, you can email me on jinjinadventures@gmail.com
I am in the midst of moving to my new house and the place is in a mess. But please contact me if you like and we can arrange for some time to meet up once the moving's all done.

 
On March 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM , Jin said...

Hey Andrea! Thanks for dropping by. Lacey look is one of my favourites too;) I'm thinking of doing a bolder look with black lace against red background.

 
On March 27, 2011 at 1:10 PM , Geri said...

this might seem silly, but how did you get the glitter only on the edges of the bows? =)

 
On March 28, 2011 at 11:48 AM , Jin said...

Hi Geri I drew it on the edges using a smaller brush.

 
On June 11, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Patricia Tee said...

I love this! It reminds me so much of my Jill Stuart Secret Tease collection! (:

 
On February 26, 2012 at 1:00 AM , Jin said...

Thank you Patricia!