Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I love foils, don't you.  
Don't they look great?! (Ok, aside from some user application glitches) 

I had purchased several foils from Dollar Nail Art quite some time ago but had become very frustrated with the effect that the top coat, no matter which one I tried, had on them.  Places that sell "foil top coats" were calling it an "antiqued effect"  I called it just plain nasty!  I want that beautiful high, rainbow shine and I know I'm not alone.  I know a lot of you girls out there will wear foils for just a day with no top coat just to keep the effect.

So I've no idea what causes the dulling and crinkling when you use a regular top coat but I thought that it wouldn't hurt at all to try my soak off gel top coat over them.  One of the wonderful things about these soak off gels is that removal is no more difficult than removing a thick glitter polish, so acetone, cotton balls and some foil and you're good.

Application was par for the course, I did a base coordinating color, in this case Orly Dazzle.  Then the foil adhesive which I let dry a few more seconds past when the last of the milkiness disappeared then applied the foil.  From there I applied the gel top coat and cured under the uv lamp for the recommended time and viola!
These lasted three days before I had a corner lift and decided to move on.

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading.  Until next time you all take care!

1 comment:

  1. These look great. Love that you've discovered a way to have them stay shiny. I use Rimmel Matte Top Coat, then Nubar Diamont, then SV. Works well too.


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