Louis Vuitton spring 2012 lace manicure

While Louis Vuitton was definitely top of mind, the music festival trend of crocheted tops and sunset colours encouraged the use of more saturated polish colours and the ombré-ish pattern I painted them in. After letting the base colour on each nail dry, it was time to get out the dotting tools. This lace design required two dotting sizes: large, for painting on the white lace shape, and medium, for dotting the base colour to give a “punched out” effect to the lace eyelets. That’s right—this manicure looks like the white was drawn on with a stencil, but really it’s just dots on top of dots.