Saturday, May 11, 2013

Born Pretty Nail Foil Review

Hello my lovelies! How are you all doing on this fine Saturday? I'm starting to feel sad because I have to go to school on Monday. This long holiday was a blast. I have a fun nail art item to show you today. The Born Pretty Store has recently started selling these nail transfer foils that I've been wanting to try for a long time. Here's how they look. 

Born Pretty nail foil*
The foil comes rolled up in a little jar and has a length of 113 cm and a width of 2.5 cm. That's definitely a good quantity, so this will last for a large number of manicures. The foils can be found here and there are 27 colors to choose from. I chose the rainbow one (number 13) that has a few different colors on it, to create an interesting manicure with just one foil. 

I would say that there's a learning curve to this nail art technique and it needs a bit of practice to get it done flawlessly. But the beautiful thing about it is that each nail is totally different and random, so there's no way of doing it wrong. Here's how my first manicure came out. 

The instructions on the website tell you to apply a coat of nail polish, wait for it to dry, then apply a second one and wait till it's almost dry and apply the foil (shiny side up) pressing it so the pattern sticks to the nail, then remove the remaining sheet. I already had a nail polish on, so I applied a coat of clear nail polish and waited for a bit, then applied the foil on top. The semi-wet top coat has to be just right. If it's too wet or too dry the foil won't stick to it. It's better to stick the foil on smaller areas and do this repeatedly on each nail than sticking the foil at once on the whole nail. Top coat doesn't mess up the design and is recommended to make it durable and shiny. 

After a few nails, I got the hang of it and I'm sure that next time it's gonna be much easier for me to use the foil. I really like that it's multicolored and the colors are jewel-like, which gives a very cool effect to the nails. The foil is also very sparkly, which you can see in the sun photo below. 

If you want to try this type of nail art, you can find the foils here. There are plenty of colors to choose from and of course you can also combine multiple colors if you want. Don't forget to use code MFL91 at checkout to get a 10% discount. Shipping is always free! 

I hope you enjoyed this and thanks for stopping by! 

*Disclaimer: Product sent for review consideration. For more info see my official disclosure policy.


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