Yes, I have been totally MIA. I have the best excuse for it though; I was on holidays!!! Yay! Well, not so much yay as I am back. Boyfriend and I spend 11 amazing days in the US – New York, Chicago, northern Michigan, plus a quick dash over the border to Canada, to Toronto and Niagara Falls.
So I had to wisely choose holiday nails, which would look pretty on my holiday snaps and to last me a week until I had to change it for the wedding I attended. I knew I was going to wear red for the nuptials, as I was wearing the prettiest yellow dress, so decided to go purple before that.
I bought an unbelievably bargainous ColorClub set from TKMaxx, I mean, £7.99 for six polishes and a topcoat. Amazing. I bought the Alter Ego”Keep it under cover” set, with lovely berry shades.
I recently discovered the foils sheets; so ordered five varieties from eBay, plus glue; and I had been looking forward to using it, as the effects I saw were very pretty!
My choice was the ColorClub Secret Agent as a base and after it dried I applied the glue with irregular strokes, let it dry until I couldn’t see it anymore and pressed the foil sheet rainbow Swirl, a pretty silver base with blue, green, pink, lilac and yellow swirls, on to the nail. The colour transfered nicely, and it was pretty easy to do; I applied a bit more glue where I thought there were gaps or I hadn’t applied enough first time around and repeated the process. I then applied a topcoat.
The result was fantastic. I was delighted with it. Pretty, very pretty and quite different.
Now, the durability wasn’t the best. Whereas the polish was great, after a few days the foils started to rub off, especially on my index finger… bits of it were coming off, and even though it wasn’t a massive problem, as the base colour was still going strong, it lost a bit of its appeal.
Still, I am certainly going to do it again (actually, I have already, as I had a plain red manicure for the wedding, and removed it a couple days ago to replace with a new foil effect one!).
5 thoughts on “Nails of the week- purple with multicoloured foil”
These are so cute! I really need to pick up some of this foil!
I *love* the effect, but it doesn’t last much; I have another colour on at the moment, done on Saturday, and I have already noticed some rubbing off :(. Still, super pretty! Next time I’ll avoid closeness to tips… 🙂
good tip, thank you. gorgeous! I saw someone the other day with the essie metallics line with that over it and it just added it to it so well!
It is very very pretty, totally recommend trying despite the short life spam… I couldn’t stop staring at it! The rubbing is very annoying, as it loses its charm… and I even swapped topcoats; using Seche Vite at the moment, and not even that is stopping the rubbing grrrrrrrr
I saw one where she used many different foil colors; I want to try covering half of my nail on it… not sure how it fares for full coverage, read it is quite difficult…
I got it on eBay, a place that did 5 foils (1.5 each roll) plus a small bottle of glue for about £12, but I suppose if you are not too impatient as me and buy from a China based vendor, it is much cheaper!!!
haha! I agree sometimes it worth the price for the China based vendors but I am like a month later WHERE IS MY STUFF!! Thank you I will certainly look into this, it looks awesome! and I am probably not much more patient, we shall see haha