Lace Nail Art & Quiz Dress Competition #quizdressnails

16 November 2014

I have recently been contacted to get you all, and myself, involved in a competition that Quiz and BeautyUK have just launched! The competition is to create your own nail art design based on one of Quiz's new season dresses. Simple! 

There are three prizes and the winners will receive a £100, £50 and £25 voucher to spend at Quiz, as well as a goody bag worth £25 from BeautyUK. 

I have chosen to base my nail design on this dress. 
The Black Chiffon Lace Panel Prom Dress (buy here for only £59.99)

Image copyright to Quiz

So as I am entering this competition, but want you all to enter too, I have decided to show you my design and how I did it, to give you some inspiration and to show you how simple they can be! 

Heres the nail polishes I used. I also used a dotting tool, but you can just use the end of a bobby pin, or even a wooden cocktail stick if you down have either of these. 
(as usual, click to buy!)

P.S. Love by Primark in white - £2
Rimmel 5 in 1 nail treat, base and top coat - £3.99 (alternative here)

If you are using this post as a tutorial, obviously you don't have to stick to the polishes I used. Use whatever brand you have or even try some different colours! I think a navy base with the lace in white would look amazing!!

Before I started, I drew out the pattern I wanted to do. This is inspired by the eyelash lace on the dress, as well as the monochrome colours and the stripe down the middle of the dress. 

Step 1

To start off with, I simply painted my nails white. I used 4 thin coats before the colour became opaque enough for my liking. I then waited for this to completely dry!

Step 2
Next, I painted a thin line down one edge of my nail. I did this at different sides on each nail just to be a bit different, but if you want a more 'ordered' look, you may be better keeping them all the same. Don't worry if this isn't neat as you will be adding more bits! 

Step 3
I then added these small bumps along the line, and added a dot in the middle of each one. Again, none of this has to be neat as we are adding more bits! 

Step 4
I then added larger bumps and filled these in with dots and random swirly patterns. I tried to make the border of these bumps thicker, just to make them stand out more.

Step 5
Finally, I added the 'eyelashes'. These are just little lines which come off the bigger bumps. You don't have to put these on if you are just recreating the nails, however I did them as I wanted the lace to be as realistic as possible! 

And here's the final result! They look so much prettier in real life!! 

If you would like to enter the competition, simply 

-pick a Quiz dress that inspires you
- create a nail design based on the dress. It doesn't have to be a complete copy, just something inspired by your favourite dress
- post a picture of your nails to twitter, or post it down in my comments, using the hashtag #quizdressnails
- follow @BeautyUk and @quizclothing on twitter to keep up to date with the competition

Click here to see Quiz's newest dresses to pick your favourite! 

The competition closes on Sunday 30th November! Good Luck! 

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