Weekend Nails – Week 2 – Golden Shred

Hey hey & welcome to week 2 of my weekend nail design first off here are my natural nails in all there dull glory.

My Natural Nails – Week 2

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They look a little better than last week as they have been filed, buffed, & polished which means you can see less of the yellow tips but they still have a way to go before I’m happy with them.

But we all know you didn’t come to see those ugly things your came to see them looking all pretty & shiny so let’s move onto that. I had no set idea in my head about this design but I’d ordered some nail foils earlier in the week & by chance they arrived on friday & I had to try it out but I also wanted to use my Jessica polish again so I came up with a little practice pattern for them….

The Materials

Here are the things I used for this design.

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Base coat – Rimmel – Stronger base coat

Polish – Jessica – Midnight Moonlight

Glitz Foil Adhesive

Nails Foils in Gold

The Design

First I painted 1 coat of the Rimmel base coat then 2 coats of the Jessica polish & waited till they had dried completely. I then cut out 10 smallish peices of foil around the same size as my thumb.

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Then came the tricky part how would I get the lines of foil glue small enough? But I looked around and found an old liquid eyeliner & cleaned it out and it worked perfectly for the lines….

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The glue goes on a whiteish colour & once it has dried it turn clear but is still tacky to the touch, next i took a peice of foil & gently placed it on top of my finger, When it was in place I used a cotton bud to press it down around my nail….

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When you peel off the foil it should look something like this…

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Once you have done this on all your nails apply a good layer of topcoat because although the foil may look sturdy it comes off really easily & here is the finished product…

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I really love how they’ve worked out the colours look great together & they were so simple & quick to do I cant wait to buy some different foils now!

Have you tried foils before? Do you like them? Would you try them? What do you think?

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