How's everyone doing? I'm still hacking up my lungs over here, so I've been taking it easy. Luckily, I'm not that sick that I don't feel like doing nails lol.
For today, I have another Born Pretty Store review! This time, I'm reviewing some nail foil. I've actually never used nail foils before, so this was my first attempt at using them. For my first time, it wasn't all that bad. Let's get to the review!
The nail foil (ID 12413) is a a mix between a purple and pink holo and comes in a foldable sheet.When you unfold it, there's two big squares in the middle and two smaller rectangles on the sides equaling to four pieces of foil. What I like about this is that there's enough foil to last you a while, so there's enough for more than 10 manicures at least. The foil is $.99 at the Born Pretty Store, which I think is a really good deal for the amount that you get.
Since I don't have nail glue on hand, I followed The Nail Polish Challenge's tutorial on applying foil without glue that was posted on the page of the foils. It was pretty simple to use the foil.
Before you start, I would recommend cutting a few pieces of the foil just so you have it on hand. You don't need much. I cut out a square of foil and it was enough for all my nails.
For these nails, I started out with one coat of Sinful Colors Black on Black. The trick to applying the foils this way is to not let the polish dry completely. You want to get it to where you can still touch it, but it's still a little wet.
While it's still tacky, place the gray side of the foil onto the nail and lightly rub it on the nail. Finally, you pull up the foil and repeat until you get the desired results. Also, it's best not to use top coat since you'll lose the shine of the foil. I did add top coat to my thumb, and it completely lost its shine and the holo effect was gone.
Sometimes you have to rub harder for the foil to pull up if it's almost dry. If your polish happens to dry completely, add a little more polish to the spots that you want foil on.
For my first time using nail foils, I thought I did an okay job. It did take me a while to get the hang of it because I would have polish come off the nail or I didn't get the foil on before the polish dried. It does take a few tries, but it does add a lot to your manicure. It's a quick fix if you want some easy nail art on your nails.
I couldn't really capture the holo on my camera, but you can see the holo up close though.
The only downfall is that the foil comes off very easily. I noticed when I washed my hands and did some other things throughout the day, some of the foil would come off. When I woke up this morning, my foil was completely gone and I had to start over again. I think the foil isn't really made to last long since top coat is out of the picture, so I'm not really surprised that it came off that quickly.
Overall, I liked the nail foil. I wish that I could get a few days wear out of them, but I think nail foils are best for one day use only, unless you're not that rough with your hands like I am. I really liked the holo in this foil as well. While it wasn't strong, you could still see it and it gave off a nice effect.
I would recommend picking these up because they have a nice variety of colors and patterns in the store for a good price. As I said before, these are best for one day use if you need to add something to your manicure or for quick nail art.
You can get these nail foils for $.99 and other nail art supplies at the Born Pretty Store. You can also use my coupon code SHBQ10 for an extra 10% off your entire purchase!
Thanks for reading!
*This product was provided to me for my honest review*