Monday, September 2, 2013

Fun Nail Foils

I can't tell you how excited I am about today's post. After a month of waiting I finally got my order of nail foils from Dollar Nail Art. I don't think they normally take so long for shipping, but they mysteriously decided to hold my order for some reason I still haven't been able to figure out. The results and great prices have been making up for that so far though. They have a ton of colors and each one is just a dollar. The only catch is their $25 minimum order, but I don't know if you can really say that getting 25 foils is a bad thing.


Foils have always reminded me a bit of dichroic glass which has micro-layers of metals encased in the glass. Depending on the light hitting it different colors are reflected. I used 8 different foils to recreate this look on my nails.

Image borrowed from here.


A great blog for foils is Walk In My Eyeshadow. Natalie has been doing Foil Focus Friday for quite a while. She reviews foils from Dollar Nail Art and ever since seeing them on her blog I knew I had to try them.




This was actually really easy to do and got tons of compliments. I started with a coat of LA Colors black polish. The next step was to paint on the foil glue that comes with the foils and let it dry for about 10 minutes until it's completely clear and tacky. I had cut small rectangles of the foils and dabbed them into the nail glue in random patterns. The foil stuck to the glue very easily. I haven't tried to cover an entire nail with just one color yet, but I think it would be trickier to get it all filled in. With the patches of colors mistakes are part of the design. Since the colors were randomly placed it was easy to cover up any bald spots. It stayed on pretty well too. I wore it for several days and got only minimal tip wear. Now for the colors I used: Electric Blue, Rainbow Swirl, White Gold, Passion Pink, Violet, Emerald, Tearose and Teal.


11 comments:

  1. This is amazing! I used some Born Pretty Store foils recently and had terrible luck. I'll go check these out right away.

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    1. I've heard the Born Pretty foils don't come with the foil glue. The stuff I got was seriously sticky so I'm sure it helps the results to have the correct glue.

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  2. Did you use a top coat....and if you did what was it :-)

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    1. I didn't use a top coat for these pictures, but I did put one on afterwards. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri and it didn't make the foils wrinkle like I've seen some do, but there were tons of bubbles (possibly because I'm getting close to the bottom of the bottle). You couldn't see the bubbles too much just looking at it, but they showed up really badly in the pictures so I used the ones without.

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  3. Gorgeous! love the result and the colours you've used :)

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  4. What did you use for a top coat?

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    1. None for these pictures- check out my reply above for more details.

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    2. None for these pictures- check out my reply above for more details.

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