Hi friends! This is my first time trying some things from BeautyBigBang and I’m really excited! Today I’ll be sharing my manicures and thoughts on some nail foils and foil glue! Truth be told, I’ve only ever used foils once or twice.... so I still have some learning to do! The concept is pretty darn simple but I have somethings I need help with still, first let’s take a peek at these nail foils!
The nail foil strips are about 4 inches long and come in a cellophane baggie. The amount of strips per set varies. Here’s one of the sets with the foil glue I’ll be using for the manicures in this post.
First I tried out one of the nail foils from the 12 pcs Starry Sky Nail Foil set. This oil slick foil is a full nail foil. I’ve applied the foil with the foil glue, over a completely dry black base color. And here’s the result.
The coverage of the foil is mostly opaque. I did have a few tiny gaps where the foil didn’t adhere. I topped this with a coat of Unt ready for takeoff and when that was dry I applied a coat of seche vite. The foil did crinkle some but I was mostly disappointed in the ridge filled finish caused by the glue.
The 10 ml Nail Foil Adhesive Glue is thicker than I imagined. I’m used to seeing the thinner looking glue that appears blue over darker base colors. This one stays it’s white shade. The thickness of the glue leaves a brushstroke filled finish. This is where I need some nail foil expert opinions! Can you or do you thin the glue? Is there a glue that you favor for a more flawless finish?
Next I wanted to try one of the holo strips. I chose a pattern and set out the same as last time, completely dry black base color. This time I applied the glue in more strokes to try to even out the finish before it dried down. It was better than the first try for sure. I think it also helps that the foil image isn’t a full nail opacity like the first and more of a design with spots that let the base color peek through.
I adjusted my lighting so I could try to catch as much of the holo goodness that you get in person. This is one AMAZING holo nail foil!
One complaint about nail foils is that you don’t know which way is up unless it has a solid silver side and a patterned side. For the strips that didn’t have a silver side I did some small spot testing and then marked each side of the foil that goes up, for easier use the next time! Besides my slight glue issue I think these are awesome! They’re pretty easy to use once you know which side goes up/down. I need some recommendations on water based top coats also, so if you have any leave them in the comments please!
Article By: bruisedupdollienails