January 07, 2012

funky foil

super simple manicure, i just wanted something that was sparkly, but i didn't want to just overlap another polish, so i used purple foil.
I recently picked a 12 pack of Martha Stewart Glitter 12 color "vintage Leaf" pack, and like all Stewart products, it looked like candy!
The obvious problem with using a material not intended for nails is that there are complications. For This manicure the problem was that the foil, which has the consistency of irregular confetti did not want to stay flat on my nails, so in order to make this manicure not have a sharp surface i had to apply a ridiculous amount of top coat! Overall i think this manicure is better appreciated at a distance because it really picks up the light, and the purples are so pretty together. However up close you can see the individual pieces of foil and it looks sort of messy.

For the bases i used O.P.I. - funky dunky and the color foil, as i said was from the Martha Stewart "vintage foil" set, is named chariote. I then use 4-6 coats of Seche Vite - quick dry top coat.

I think next time i'll use the foil more sparingly, because removing this was extremely difficult.


  1. LOL, very nice - I'm going to play with foils soon too, you can create such amazing effects...

    And I have no choise, even if you nominated me, I nominate you for the Kreativ Blogger Award! All the info is on my blog!

  2. Hi Kelly! I just nominated you for the cute blog award http://daretobebeauty.blogspot.com/2012/01/cute-blog-award.html.I love the effect. really cute:)

  3. You know I like the rough look to it! It give a look like chip crystals!

  4. ACE blog love. Check out mine- I am also a nail art addict! keep up the good work.

    Milli (UK) x


  5. thanx little monster! :)

    Maria- thank you! lol :)

    Jezika- thank you! and thank you! i will check it out! :)

    Nail Reflections - thats cool! i didn't think of it that way! i guess i was too hungup on covering the rough texture, i stopped admiring it. :)

    S.Milli - Thank you! I actually already follow/love your blog! :)


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