Thursday, 7 May 2015

Playing With Foils

I will freely admit to you that although most nail techs have an obsession with glitter (which I do like obviously!) but my true love will always be for foils.  I love it when a client does decide to go ahead with nail foil because they always seem shocked at how it's applied, nearly always tell me that they thought I was going to cut the foil to the shape of the nail and stick it on.

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I want to do something a little bit different on the colour pop, just to see how it worked out so I took two of them and two different nail foils, one which reminds me of a lava lamp (click here to find where to buy it) and the other which was a holographic gold and decided to have a play. 

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For the colour pop on the left of the above photo, I applied two layers of CND Shellac in Locket Love.  On the second layer of Shellac, I double cured it which does help the foil to stick better.  Once I had achieved full coverage I then applied a layer of CND Shellac in Clearly Pink and cured it also.  Finally with a layer of CND Shellac in Indigo Frock, I allowed it to sit for a moment so that it got thicker and carved my design, cured it and applying my top coat.

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I did the exact same process on the all the colour pop only this time I applied a layer of CND Shellac in Silver Chrome, the foil, Clearly Pink and Black Pool to carve into.  I do particularly love the effect that this foil gave which I think was because it has a lots of bright colors merging together. 

If you've missed my full coverage foils video, its here:


I hope you've enjoyed this post, it's just another little idea to show your clients.  Don't forget to follow my Facebook page to keep up to date with my latest nail tutorials, design ideas and reviews!

1 comment:

  1. I love foils as well, so shiny and they have a lot of depth, I'm going to try the double cure as sometimes, the foil doesn't seem to like the lighter colours, thanks for the tip x

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