May 18, 2013

Born Pretty Store Dazzling Starry Nail Art Foils

Base: one coat CND Stickey
Color: three coats Chanel Taboo, Born Pretty Store Dazzling Starry Nail Art Foils #2 and #3
Top: one coat Gelous
Application: (of Born Pretty Store nail foils) good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)
Born Pretty Store Dazzling Starry Nail Art Foils were sent for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.

Happy Caturday everyone! This is a scheduled post because I am out looking at kittens today! In today's post, I try my hand at nail foil for the very first time. Born Pretty Store sent me these excellent Dazzling Starry Nail Art Foils for review and I decided to try them over my Chanel Taboo mani from the other day. Above, you can see the foils in #2, a smooth, reflective holographic gold foil, and #3 a kind of scattered holo pink foil. You can get three containers of foil for only $2.80 each from Born Pretty Store (with free shipping!), making these a much better deal than some of the pricier foil kits out there.

 Now, cut me a bit of slack on the final appearance here, as this is my first attempt at nail foils. I do think I learned some helpful tips for next time. Here are the directions from the Born Pretty website that I followed for this look:
"How to use: 

1. Prepare your nail bed by shaping, pushing cuticles back and removing all oils (do this using professional nail prep eg scrub fresh or nail polish remover. 
2. Apply a base coat, and wait it dry. 
3. Apply nail polish(dark color is better), wait it dry, and apply the polish again, wait it dry(not totally dry, a gentle fingerprint is left on the nails when you press your finger on the nail) 
4. Press foil shiny side up, onto the nail and rub over using your finger, or for a better more precise application, use a rubber hoof stick. (for best results cut a piece of foil of the length just big enough for the nail, its easier to control and apply flat). Different colors of foils can mixed on the nails 
5. Remove the foil and the foil pattern should be stuck to your nail. If a bit is missing, just apply the top coat to the part not taken and repeat to step.4
6. Once completely dry, apply a coat to protect the foil. "

 The gold foil (#2) transferred to the nail really easily. There are only a few spots that you can see it didn't transfer. I decided to leave them there on purpose, for more of a random look. The pink foil (#3) was harder to get on my nail. It didn't really seem to want to transfer well. I would probably not want to try to do a whole nail with just the pink, but it was OK for mixing with the gold. What I like about this foil look is that it looks cool with some random placement. In fact, next time, I think I would try to cover less of my nail and make it look even more random. One thing I had a bit of difficulty with was determining when the polish was dry enough to apply the foil, yet still slightly damp enough for the foil to transfer. If your polish is too wet, the foil peels the polish away; if the polish is too dry, the foil doesn't transfer. However, I have a feeling this is something that you would get used to with some practice!

I would definitely recommend the Born Pretty Store Dazzling Starry Nail Art Foils. They are gorgeous, come in a ton of different colors and patterns (I have the leopard print one to show you too!), and very inexpensive! There is also a video tutorial on their website if you'd rather watch someone do it first. Get these pretty nail foils at Born Pretty Store!

Born Pretty Store Dazzling Starry Nail Art Foils were sent for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.


Polish Alcoholic said...

Wow this really looks like a painting! Great!

Never Enough Nails said...

Thanks Polish Alcoholic! I think I'll get used to it to so next time will be even better!