Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a few months ago.
I’ve wanted to do a foil tutorial for ages, and I wanted to use this photo for said tutorial, but I haven’t had the time to put everything together. But I hope to do a proper tutorial next month!
Alright, back to this mani! I painted my nails with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin (2 coats). I like this black polish!
And whilst this polish looked nice on its own, I wanted more than plain black nails. So I used blue and fuchsia foils to add some colour to my nails. Job done!
I was very happy with how this mani turned out. Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!
Hi there! Today’s post is another Nail Of The Day post. 🙂
For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go. Whilst this polish doesn’t dry in 60 seconds (or 120, or 180…), I do like it!
Hot Black To Go is almost a one-coater (I need to try if it stamps!), and it’s perfect for foil manis! 🙂 But let’s move on… for this mani I used a colourful foil (with a somewhat psychedelic pattern) which I applied several ‘layers’ of.
How does this work? It’s super easy. All you have to do is press the foils onto the near-dry-yet-still-tacky nail polish and peel them off again – it’s almost like ripping off a band aid! 😀
I think this mani turned out alright. It’s considerably more colourful than intended, but I couldn’t help myself. I just kept adding to it! Also, many apologies for the so-so picture. Foil manis can be difficult to capture on camera, and they can look ‘rough’ in pictures – but they’ll always look better in real life.
I’ll do a tutorial on foils shortly! It’s going to be fun, I promise. And it’s super easy to do! Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Hi there! I haven’t done a foil mani in ages – and I don’t even know why. So, finally, I did another one!
At first I painted my nails with NYC In A Minute 001 Evil. Not too long ago, when I couldn’t find my black Revlon Colorstay polish, I used this polish for stamping. However, 001 Evil is better for actual nail painting than for stamping.
Since I have many leftover foils in different colours, choosing the right colours wasn’t easy. I started with a gold foil which made the mani look christmassey right away. So to avoid an unseasonably christmassey finish, I used blue and fuchsia foils too.
I’m happy with how the mani turned out. And I got several compliments which made me realise I need to do foil manis more often. I might do another one in a few days. Feel free to let me know what you think. And thank for reading! 🙂
Hi there! A couple of weeks ago I did a foils & stamping mani. I really liked how it turned out. So I thought I could try something similar – but this time with green base colours.
I selected Rimmel Salon Pro 544 Bewitch (index, pinky) and Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Key Lime (thumb, middle and ring fingers) as my base colours.
Both polishes were almost opaque in one coat. Awesome stuff!
Then I used leftover foils to add some sparkle to the dark green polish.
The floral image I stamped on the light green polish is from Pueen’s 76 plate which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure set.
I think this mani didn’t turn out as nice as the ‘original’ mani from a few weeks ago. But it looked OK. Please let me know how you like this mani. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Hi there! I had no idea what to do with my nails the other day. Stamping? Foils? Maybe both? And which base colour(s) would I use?
After a quick scan of my nail stash I decided to use purple and lilac as my base colours.
So I painted my nails with Revlon Colorstay 260 Bold Sangria (pinky, index, thumb) and Ciaté Sugar Plum (ring and middle fingers).
Up next were the foils. I used leftover foils to add a touch of gold to my pinky, index finger and thumb. Purple and gold really look great together! 🙂
Then I chose a stamping plate – Pueen 93 from Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection. And I stamped on a floral image with my favourite black, Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.
I think the mani turned out quite alright – considering I was totally uninspired. What do you think? Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Hi there! Today’s post is about the easy foil mani I did the other day. I wanted something colourful. Something unusual. But I didn’t have the time or energy to be creative.
So I just grabbed some clear polish and a few foils. And then I went to work. 🙂
At first I used the blue foil for the background. Then I added lots of green and gold highlights – with the help of leftover bits from foils I’ve used before.
I then sealed the design with one coat of regular clear polish. And – tadaa – my latest foil mani was finished! I think this mani looked colourful and unusual – and I really liked it. Mission accomplished! 🙂
Hi there! The past few days were really busy because Christmas 2015 was the first time I ordered most of my sale stuff online. Chasing the postie for my parcels, trying on countless items and returning some of them was quite a drag.
I usually hit the stores on Oxford Street on Boxing Day – and I am one of those people who catch the first tube to make sure I arrive before everyone else. 🙂
But not this year. I ordered my ‘half price or less’ shopping online, and I only went to Boots to check which half price gift sets were still available in store.
I was really busy with all the clothes, parcels, bags and return notes (first world problems, I know). And I didn’t have the energy to make a fuss about my nails. So I went with a simple foil mani.
I painted my nails with NYC Expert Last 205 Boundless Berry. And then I went nuts with my favourite multi-coloured foils again. Then top coat. And the job was done!