For this week's prompt, I decided to use some new nail art supplies that I have been itching to try out for a while. Nail Foils! I purchased a little starter kit from Ciaté called The Very Colorfoil Manicure in Wonderland from Sephora a few months ago. I used the green metallic and holographic gold foils along with the foil glue from the kit. It comes with a base color as well, but I used my own. I also tried this with different top coats for different effects. Let me know which one you like the best!
I started off with a base of Cirque Colors "Topless in Time Square" which is a nude creme with a perfect formula. This is a great mannequin hands shade for me. Once that dried, I applied thin splotches of the nail foil glue to my nails. I applied the holographic gold foil first and then repeated the process with the green metallic foil. These first photos are without a top coat. The green foil looks slick.
Next I applied a glossy top coat. I used KBShimmer's Clearly On Top. As I expected, it crinkled the foil a little. You can see it most with the green since it is so metallic. The gold seems to be a little more yellow with the top coat.
Of course, I had to try it matte. When you have a shiny metallic foil and a bright holographic, mattification is ususally the last thing on your mind. But I kind of dig the results! What do you think? The matte top coat I used here was from NYC.
So, there you have may first impressions and trial with nail foils. I do really like the effect and I am excited to try it in other nail art looks. I want to try stamping with it! To look at all the other great green manicures for this week's prompt, check out the tag #31DC2016Weekly on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. So many cool nail art looks out there! It's never too late to join me. We will be doing Blue Nails next week.
- Amy (McPolish) McG
*products were all purchased by me*