Showing posts with label Foils. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foils. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Essence Effect Nail Polish Latex Matt


Today I have a black manicure for you...

Let's take a closer look:

And here's how to achieve this manicure:

First I've put on two easy coats of Essence Effect Nail Polish - The Black Cat.
This black polish dries matte, but in my opinion not matte enough. It stays a bit silky matt, if you know what I mean.

So... after I put this on, I wanted to spice things up a little and came up with this idea:


This is some foil I got off eBay a while ago. I used the transfer glue, let it dry, wrapped my nails in it and voila:

Do you use nail foils? What do you think of them?

Please let me know in the comments!

Thanks for watching!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Foil manicure: Snakeskin

Hi girls,

Today not a polish but a foil manicure...

Basecolor: Color Club French Tip (white)
Foil: Snakeskin
Topcoat: Essence Nail Art Sealing Top Coat

This foil was a bit hard to work with... It wrinkled a bit while applying, but fortunately it doesn't show on my nails...

There are some bold spots, and unfortunately the foil crackled a bit when I applied my topcoat.

But after all, I think it is extraordinairy and I like this for wearing in the weekend (it's not really office-proof if you ask me.)

This is definitely not my best foil manicure, but like I said before, this type of foil was a bit hard to work with imo.

I don't know about you guys, but I like this type of foil manicures better than the real DIY Snakeskin-manicure. Have you ever seen it?

Watch this:

This is real snakeskin... Glued on nails... Isn't that weird and a bit disgusting too?

What do you think about this manicure? Which one do you prefer?

Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Foil manicure: English Rose

Hi girls!

Today I want to show you something else than nailpolish: nail foil!

Foil: English Rose

For those of you who don't know what foil is, here's a little explanation:
Nail art foil is foil which is supposed to be glued on your nails with special foil adhesive.
The adhesive must be applied over the whole nail, just like nailpolish. Allow to dry until it appears to be clear and then press on a piece of foil. Press the foil well, and firm all over the nail (1 nail at a time) and then rip the foil off. The design sticks on your nail, and the residue foil is clear and can be thrown away.

English Rose foil and special adhesive...
It is really easy, you just need to get the hang of it. At first I waited too long for the adhesive to get clear, and then it gets really sticky (after all is is GLUE ofcourse!) and I couldn't rip the foil off anymore.

But I've tried it several times, and it's really easy now... 

In the summer, I sometimes use this instead of nailpolish on my toenails. It gives a really nice effect!
Here you can see a Pedicure I've made with Silver Foil...

For this manicure I've used the following products:

Basecoat: Color Club French Tip (crème white polish)
Foil: English Rose + Foil Adhesive
Topcoat: Essence Nail Art Sealer (2 coats) and topped with Seche Vite (1 coat)

I think it's cute... 

Funny; the foils gives the crème white polish a pearly effect. In this picture you can see it really well. 
It almost looks holographic! ♥

I wonder how long this manicure is going to last on me...

Do you like foils? If so, do you own some too?

Thanks for reading, have a nice day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pedicure: Silver Foil with Leopard

Hi everyone!

I'm sorry it is already 10 days ago I've posted some pictures, but I've been very busy lately. I'll explain later for what reason.

But I'm back again :)

Remember the Silver Foil Pedicure I did a while ago?

I'm still wearing it, but after I got bored of it, I spiced it up with BundleMonster plate 221:

Basecolor: Silver Foil (and 2 layers of gel)
Stamping polish: Wet 'n Wild Black Crème
Topcoat: Seche Vite

What do you think? I like it so far...

Oh, and I changed the layout of my Blog, do you like it?

Okay, here's why I've been too busy for blogging... I've had my 32nd Birthday-party for friends and family and I've done a workshop "Create your own Parfume" in Amsterdam, last weekend (which was really fun to do!). My Birthday was great, all of my friends and family were there, and I'm very spoilt :). I got lots of beautiful presents from my love (see below):

a Daylight Lamp
(to do my nails at night and actually see the accurate color)

a Dust Collector
(to keep my lungs healthy :) )

and a Logitec Laptop Desk
(because I always sit on my couch with my laptop on my knees)

a couple of really nice scented mini nail-oils

a Shellac in a nude pinkish color which I haven't tried yet

Shall I go on? No... I got more presents but these aren't about nails, so I'm not going to bore you with the rest of my presents :)

I hope to show you this Shellaq soon.

But I'll have to show you an OPI polish with a Konad stamp first...


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pedicure: Silver Foil

Hi everyone!

Today I tried one of my Foils: Silver. It's just plain Silver Foil. Not a holo one, just plain Metallic Silver Foil. Here are some pictures of it:

This time, instead of regular topcoat (that crinckles/crackles) I applied two layers of topgel and cured this for 2 minutes under my UV-light lamp. The result: no crackles and a long(er) lasting foil Pedicure :)

On the pictures it doesn't really show, but I can almost see myself in my mirror-nails :)

I'm very happy with the anti-crackle solution that really seem to work!

When I get bored of them (which might take a while, because I really like them!) I maybe try some Konading on it... I think it will look nice with a full nail design...

I hardly see transfer foils in Blog-land. Aren't there any fellow Bloggers who like foils??

See you next time!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Foil Pedicure!

Hi everybody!

Let me start by warning you guys: this post contains pictures of feet! If you don't like feet, skip this post and don't watch  :)

Last year transfer foils had my interest, and so I bought a lot of them :) (see a picture of my foil stash below).

This is my first foil Pedicure... The foil I used is called Passion Pink:

I made the mistake to put on the glue on both feet at the same time, so the glue on the 2nd feet sat too long... That's why my tiny toe is the worst of all. I started foiling with my right foot, ended with my left foot, and so this toe was the last toe, and eventually the worst...

Next time, I'll be more careful with putting on the glue, because I now see I skipped some corners...

And ofcourse it's a bummer to see how shiny and metallic the foil is, until you put on your topcoat :(
It crackles the foil, and after the topcoat has dried, the crackles disappear a bit, but you can still see them.

Maybe next time I'll put on a very tiny coat of acrylic or gel, to see how that reacts with the foil.
It might prevent crackling... Worth a try!?

This is the glue & foil I have used
(I took this picture without flash but under lamplight, so not color accurate)

And last but not least: a picture of my foil stash :)

Do you like foils? And would you like to see more Pedicures?


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