Showing posts with label nail foils. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nail foils. Show all posts

4 October 2020

Halloween Nails: Spooky Cat Foils

Purple Polish | Tonic Polish - The Answer is 42
Nude Polish | Barry M - Almond
Halloween Cat Foil | Born Pretty Store - #50543


2 September 2020

Nails: Purple Foils

So my 2020 nail goals were to use more foils, and this is the first time this year I have tried to use them. Clearly I need more practice! I need to get them to lie smoother and make sure the foils are fully stick down at the edges.

I bought the Galaxy Foils from Born Pretty Store in March.


23 April 2019

18 April 2018

Review: Born Pretty Store - 12 Pcs Holographic Nail Foils #41600*

This set contains 12 lengths of nail foil, plenty of room for a couple of full manicures from each strip.

The foils are holographic and the patterns vary from Christmas to lace to stars.




To use them I used a black base polish, once dried I then went over that with a nail foil glue which isn't included with the foils. The glue goes on white but dries clear.

Once that is dry you need to feel the foil, one side is shiny and the other side dull, it is the dull side you stick to your nails. Rub the design on the the nail and the pull off the plastic to leave behind the holographic design.

Here are a selection of the twelve design;



And finally a full set of nails using the swirly pattern;


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28 April 2015

Nails: Leopard Accent


Base Polish: High Maintenance - Black 85, Leighton Denny - Supermodel
Leopard Print Foil: Born Pretty Store - Nail Foil C17


1 February 2015

Review: BornPrettyStore - Nail Foil in Leopard Print*

These are listed on the Born Pretty Store as "1Pc Enchanting Flower Lip Starry Nail Art Roll Foils Strawberry Feather Glitter Transfer Stick". The particular nail foil I am reviewing is design number C17, a darker leopard print.

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As you will be able to see the foil design doesn't transfer across perfectly, choosing a complementary base polish is a good way around this. This was my first time using nail foils and I found there was a bit of a learning curve with them but it wasn't too difficult.


- Use complementary base polish
- Wait for the nail foil glue to go transparent
- Make sure to use the design so the design is facing upwards
- Test your topcoat on one nail first to see about potential shrinkage


First I began by using Leighton Denny's Supermodel as a base;


Apply some nail foil glue over the nails and wait for it to turn transparent.

I found cutting single nail sized foils useful. To use these you need to place the underside of the foils on to the nails. For this particular foil it was easy to distinguish between the two sides, one side was patterned one was white. 


I then rubbed the foils on to the glue, I used a mixture of my nail, a hoof stick and my finger wrapped in cotton wool to get the edges stuck down. Once the design looked as though it was coming away from the clear plastic I removed the foil leaving behind the design.


Usually with foils you can't use a topcoat because it causes the foil to shrink. I used HK Girl Fast Dry Top Coat, and for me this didn't cause shrinking.


The design may be a little much for every nail so I thought I would see what it looked like as an accent nail, which worked quite well.


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