Today I thought I’d combine one of the more recent gel polish trends, Sugared Lace Nails in White on the Purple I showed you earlier this week. Sugared lace nails are a 3D effect that combine gel and acrylic to render a textured effect. In this case lace, but you can manipulate it into whatever your mind imagines. Shall we?
This is how it turned out. It may look more complex than it is, but is relatively simple to achieve with a few minutes practice to get used to the medium, and a bit of playing around. All you need is gel polish, an acrylic powder, and some dotting tools at minimum and you can create this effect too. I’ll be adding a video soon showing how.
The great thing about this sugared trend is that you can create something that looks good that’s not too time consuming given the fact you are working with gel. Which means no-dry, fast wear when curing.
I do recommend you use a high grade acrylic powder, as they are more finely milled. I prefer professional brands and used a pro product from IBD called Flex. Many people like to use white or coloured acrylic powders to change the sugaring colour, but I’ve used clear and chosen a coloured base, ie; white gel, to mix it with.
This is the base colour in it’s box. Popsicle. You can check out the bare swatch of it here. Vibrant indeed.
This is the Flex acrylic powder by IBD. It is an awesome clear acrylic if you were wondering, which is the other reason I like it so much. Apart from it being superfine 😊 As IBD claim, this ” triple-milled powder with flex chemistry provides maximum flexibility with no lifting, cracking or bubbles. A quicker set time than traditional acrylics” and from my uses of it, I’d say that’s an accurate assessment.
The white gel polish I used for the lace is Opallac’s French Affair. You can see more in the video to come, but here it is in its pre-packaged form.
It’s a very early entry for the @Clairestelle8 January Challenge (check out or join here: @Clairestelle8challenge). The prompt for the 17th is Home Decor Inspired. Search the #clairestelle8jan tag for entries. Yah, i did get the weeks wrong but you can thank the brainfog for that one. Anyhoo…
Will post a video shortly and some general instructions as a separate tutorial.
It will take time to edit, and since I’m stuck working at less than half-steam thanks to health stuff, please keep an eye out for it.