Friday, August 23, 2013

Born Pretty Store Review: Nail Art Foils

*Product provided by Born Pretty Store for honest review*

Happy Friday, everyone!  I've got a whole lot of nuthin' planned for the weekend (with the exception of brunch with my girls on Sunday), which is just the way I like it!  I might manage to get some nail-related things in there, too ;)

Today I have another Born Pretty Store review for you guys, this time with nail art foils.   I hope you aren't tired of these reviews yet, cuz these foils are outstanding!  Take a look:

I chose to review #21 from this set which has a pretty, bright blue to grass green gradient and a fractal pattern.   The foil came in one long strip; 113 cm (44 inches) by 2.5 cm (just under 1 inch).  The strip was packaged in a cute little plastic container with a lid.  Following the directions on the website, I applied 2 coats of Deborah Lippmann's black Edge of Glory polish as my base.  These foils were SO easy to apply.  I cut the long strip into smaller pieces about 1.5-2 inches in length and then  I used my Ciate nail foil glue rather than leaving my last coat of base polish tacky as suggested, which worked really well.  On most of my nails, I was able to get almost ALL of the foil off.  This created a cool kind of marbled effect with the base polish peeking through.  I topped it all with a coat of Seche Vite to seal in the look.

You can see a bit of the fractal pattern in the macro shot above.  I'm really pleased with these foils.  It's only my second time using foils of any kind and, so far, I have to say that Born Pretty Store's are much better than the Ciate kit (you can read that post here) I purchased at Marshall's a couple of weeks ago.  You do need to be careful when handling the foil, especially if you have wet nail polish on your nails.  These will stick very quickly and don't offer a lot of wiggle room to redo a nail.  You can reapply foil glue or polish and restick the foil on top of a mistake, but I think they look nicer when you do it all in one go.

*Product provided by Born Pretty Store for honest review*

These foils are $2.99 for the aforementioned 113 cm. strip.  Shipping will cost a couple of bucks if you want registered mail.  Otherwise, it's free if you want to take the risk of no tracking! And, if you use my code below, you can save 10% off of your total purchase.  Pretty sweet deal, huh?

And a quick reminder about my 100+ Trifecta Giveaway.  If you haven't entered yet (what are you waiting for??), you have 8 days left!  Don't miss out on your chance to win 1 of 6 great prizes!  

Thanks so much for reading :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post :)

    I get my Nail Foil Top Coat at Amazon called "Nail Foil Transfer Top Coat and Sealant" here:

    It's only $1.99, It works really well and keeps my foils looking great! I can even top it with my Sally Hanson No Chip Acrylic Polish and it lasts as long as normal acrylic polish.


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