Valentine’s Day Nails: Fiery Pink, Lace, Black Mesh, & Gold Glitter

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It’s Friday and it’s February 1st and love is in the air! Doesn’t Bebop look lovely in pink pearls?

As an alternative to last year’s cute hearts Valentine’s Day nail art, I thought I’d take the saucier route this year with a little hot pink, black lace mesh, and gold glitter.

Now, there are many lace nail art options like OPI Pink & Black lace nails {$5.24}, Sally Hansen Salon Effects Laced Up / Misbehaved {$9.09 double pack}, Essie stick nail applique, Embrace the Lace {$10.25}, Lace Nail Art Stickers {$7.90}, and Sally Hansen “Fingerlace Gloves” {$4.00}, BUT I didn’t have any of those, so I DIY’d my own using what I already had.

What You’ll Need…


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* OPI “Koala Berry” {but any bright shade will do}
* Sephora OPI “Only Gold for Me”
* Seche Vite fast drying top coat
* Lace, mesh
* Tweezers, scissors

Steps…


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* Paint one coat of your base color and let dry. Decide which parts of the lace you want to use…


lace nails

* Cut various pieces of your lace/mesh out to fit your nails. You may choose to cover your entire nail, or just parts of it. I did a little of both. I also did two nails with the darker woven part of the lace, and I would advise against it. It came out a little too dark and was raised & thicker than the rest of the nails.


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* Take each nail one at a time, painting your second coat of polish…


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* And with your tweezers, carefully apply your mesh/lace piece or pieces to your individual wet-ish nail. Use the back of the tweezers to set it into place, then trim any overlapping areas with scissors.


mesh and lace and pink and gold nails

* It will look something like this… Allow to dry {you may choose to cut strays now}


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* I applied my chunky gold glitter sporadically to my ring, index, and thumbs only, but you may choose to do all of them if you wish.


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* If you opt for no glitter, use a thick top coat like Seche Vite to set your mesh in place. I also applied Seche Vite over my glittered nails just to make sure they were good and strong. You will feel some roughness when they are dry. This manicure will most definitely, be a bitch to remove 😉

Voila… Voila!


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Have Fun… Happy Friday Lovecats

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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