Interested in using nail foils? Today’s review covers a set of 12 designs offered from Born Pretty Store. Let’s take a look at the product!
Set of Born Pretty foils, item 41600.
At first glance, these foils don’t look like anything special. The designs are folded lengthwise in half and placed inside a resealable cellophane bag so you don’t really know what you’re looking at. However, once you display each sheet of foil separately, their beauty becomes apparent.
12 designs, ranging from lace and flowers to animal prints and some Christmas themed patterns, are included in this package.
I have finally returned after a hectic month of taxes and concerts! I’m still quite busy, but I managed to put together some quick nail art in the meantime using nail foils.
I wanted to try out some gel polish from Born Pretty with the expectation that I was going to keep this manicure on for awhile. I used Born Pretty gel base coat, 2 coats of their black Color Coat polish, and a layer of their gel top coat, curing each layer for 1-2 minutes.
Born Pretty Color Coat gel polish in Black is deliciously shiny and inky.
I can’t get away with wearing solid colors anymore because people expect me to have some sort of nail art on my fingertips. Nail foils are a great way to have a dazzling effect without having to try too hard.
These foils are just a few of the 12 different designs included in Born Pretty’s item 41600. They are awesomely holographic when they catch the light the right way!
How many of you work with nail foils? There are several different ways you can use them- some prefer to stick small pieces of it to their nails with regular glue or nail polish, or you can apply them over slightly wet nail polish and hope that the whole thing doesn’t get ruined when you try to rip a piece of foil off, but the best application process for a full nail design requires a special nail foil glue, something that I’ve never owned until recently.
This glue comes in an unlabeled 10 mL glass bottle and is from Beauty Big Bang.
The bottle looks like the same kind that is used for striping polishes, but the brush is a normal sized one instead of being long and skinny. It is super convenient to have the glue in a nail polish type bottle because you can apply the glue the same way you would apply a regular coat of nail polish, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning the brush afterward!
The formula applies well, but it does have a bit of a strong chemical smell to it that is unlike any other glue that I have used before. It takes about a minute or two to dry, leaving behind a sticky surface to which the foil can adhere.
To use it, brush it on over bare nails or over nail polish that matches the color of the foil that you will be using. When no white spots are left, the glue is dry and the foil is ready to be applied.
We just had a crazy snowstorm in NYC thanks to a second Nor’easter that came through the area. While the snowfall in the city wasn’t too bad, the driving conditions were absolutely miserable! I got caught in the middle of it in Long Island at a time when the snowfall was at its heaviest, and I can honestly say that I’ve never been so scared to drive in my life. The heavy snowfall and unplowed roads caused my anxiety level to skyrocket, especially after seeing other drivers lose control of their cars.
In any case, you’re here to see nail art, and snow can be really pretty and inspiring in other situations, so here’s a classy look to reflect that.
I started by painting my nails black with Johnny from Julep.
2 coats of black polish serve as a base for this manicure.
The snowflakes are from a nail foil design from Born Pretty Store, item 22930 on their website. It’s so pretty that I would wallpaper my apartment with it if I could! Use code RSSPX31 to save 10% off the regular priced items in your order there, and get free shipping as well!
The snowflakes are holographic, and even the black background has a hint of sparkle to it.