Friday, June 14, 2013

Born Pretty Nail Foils Review.

I officially have a new obsession! I love nail foils. No matter what you do with them they look awesome. Today I'm reviewing the nail foils from Born Pretty Store, which are the first foils I've ever tried. 

I chose three different foil colors/designs. The ones I have are #6, 7, and 19. There are 27 ones to choose from, and I'm pretty sure you can't go wrong. (Although I've seen a few people use #27 and have really awesome results!)

I didn't really have any idea how to use nail foils when I picked these out, I just knew they looked pretty and I had to have them. When they came in the mail I looked up directions on the BPS website. It required a bit of trial and error for me to get things right but once I had one nail that looked good, it all went seamlessly from there.

I used the polish I've already declared as my summer favorite, OPI Can't Find My Czechbook as the base color and used all three foils on top. I read about a few different methods but ended up sticking with the one suggested by BPS. I did one coat of the base color and let it dry completely. Then one nail at a time I did a second coat, which I had to let dry to the perfect consistency. You should be able to make a finger print mark, but you don't want it to be too sticky because that is when all the polish smudging will occur.

Once I had the right consistency I took each foil and lightly pressed it (foil side up) against my nail wherever I wanted the design to show up.

I loved how this manicure turned out, and I'm excited to try out more foil manicures in the future. There are so many different ways to use them (incorporating them into a design, covering the entire nail, small splotches, bit splotches, etc.) and I'm already thinking of fun combinations.

If you're interested in getting nail foils of your own each one is only $2.29. There is a lot of product inside the little jars and you could get a lot of different fabulous manicures out of one. (My favorite of the ones I tried ended up being #19 which is the awesome silver holographic one incase you were wondering!)

If you decide to purchase foils or anything else from Born Pretty you can use my coupon code (as always) and get 10% off your order!

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