If you saw my last post which was about my Vogue magazine purse, you would have seen I have spent the first part of the week in Falmouth, Cornwall for a spa break.
Mum and I went shopping in Truro and spent a long time sifting through TK Maxx for bargains. One of the things that caught my eye was a Ciate foil nail kit. It was under £10.
In this kit you get a Ciate nail polish, the one in my kit was Pepperminty, foil nail glue, a swatch wheel and a selection of foils, including pink, blue, silver holographic, yellow and pink. I had used nail foils before without too much luck so I was keen to test these out to see how they compared.
First step is to paint your nails with two coats of the polish, and you can use any base from any brand you like, but it is nice this kit came with a polish. Wait for this to totally dry. Then paint on a thin layer of the glue, wait until the glue becomes clear (it has a pearly sheen when first applied) then take the foil, place it on the nail and press firmly.
Remove to see the foil has transferred to the nail. However, I found if you lightly and quickly dab the foil you get a nice random coverage. I used pink and yellow and finished with a top coat.
This is a bit messy, I was a bit trigger happy with the glue but hopefully you get the idea! I like the random placement of the foils but you can totally cover the nail with the foil. I think these bright foils would look brilliant with a dark, vampy base polish.
All in all I enjoyed using the kit, it is nice to add some extra sparkle to a manicure and it looks different to a glitter topcoat. The process didn't take too long either.
Have you tried nail foils out before? What did you think?