Today I kind of have a little mixed media project on my nails because I’ve used several things to get to this flashy end result.
I started it all off by using a nice base coat and covered that with a silver polish by Barry M as a color base. I used a silver polish as a base because I intend to use a silver nailart foil. And the foil doesn’t always stick to the glue right you might get some bald spots. So this is just to make sure you cover your nails completely.
After that had dried I applied special foil glue and added a layer of silver foil that I’ve ordered from Dollarnailart ages ago.
Nailfoils are nothing like the nail stickers that Sally Hanson or all the other brands currently are selling. Foils are sold in a long rolled up strip that you can cut sections off of. You then rub those sections onto your nail after putting on a special glue. This glue dries clear and tacky and it helps the foil adhere to the nail. Once you’re certain the foil has attached to the glue you very gently pull it off. So what is left on your nail is a very very thin layer of color that has come off the actual foil that is now clear. The layer is so thin that it will get scraped off easily, this and the glue react strongly to certain topcoats so you need to be careful with that as well.
Just so the foil doesn’t crinkle I coated the silver nails royally with a waterbased topcoat by Piggy Polish, and by royally I mean at least three layers. After that had dried I stamped it with my black Konad stamping polish and Konad plate m57 topping it off with a regular topcoat.
Here’s the end result:
They are a bit hard to photograph because of how reflective they are, but they are so much fun to wear that I just had to give it a shot and take a picture for you all.
Have you ladies tried foils before? If yes, did you like it? If no, would you in the future?
Nails Inc is introducing their limited edition glossy shades inspired by the catwalk this fall. Warm tobacco shades were spotted everywhere and red was also a runaway stand out for the season. They loved the bold, bright red shades that they spied at Prada along with the romantic red and russet colors at Gucci so much that they introduced the colors in their new limited edition collection.
This collection includes the most amazing pure red and a deeper red brown shade covering all angles of the trend.
The 4 shades are named after famous London Stations.
Charing Cross – Brilliant pure red gloss
Paddington – Deep khaki grey
St Pancras – Deep chestnut
Fenchurch Street – Russet creme
What do you think of these? I’ve got to say I’m not a really red nail person but Charing Cross is quite pretty! I also like the Deep Chestnut color.