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The Game of Foils – 2: Nail Foil Gradient

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It’s been almost two years since I tried nail foil for the first time. If you need to refresh our first (slightly painful) encounter in your memory, here it is. Since then the situation has changed dramatically, from barely managing to get that stubborn foil to stick to my nails I’ve progressed to the level of nail foil ninja. Truly, practice makes it perfect!

So as soon as I saw the amazing colours of the new nail foil sets that have just arrived in the SoNailicious Boutique, I knew I have to give myself a foil manicure. In fact, I’ve worn two different foil nail designs in the last 3 days. The first one – the vintage gold (you might have it on my Snapchat: SoNailicious), and the second is this nail foil gradient. I went a bit overboard with the electric blue foil but the colour is so stunning I don’t mind, as long as it still resembles the gradient ;)

HOW-TO: To get the look, first paint all nails in nude nail colour, wait till it’s completely dry and apply nail glue. Then apply nail art foil – build it up from the nail bed to achieve the gradient effect. Allow your manicure to dry for 5 – 10 minutes and then apply high gloss top coat.

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Used: Bio Sculpture #2003, electric blue foil from this nail art foil set and Essie Good To Go top coat.

Wearing: Double Band Ring.

Now over to you!

Have you tried using nail foil for your nail designs? And how do you like this unusual Electric Blue nail foil gradient?

Also, I’m thinking on sharing some of my best tips on how to apply nail foil, maybe even a video tutorial… Would you be interested?

– Maria, xx

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  • Lily Schubert

    Does foil crack when regular top coat is used?

    • Hi Lily, I know what you mean but the foil that I’m using is not cracking. It’s premium thick foil. It even maintains it’s metallic shine. I’m trying to show it with a close up photo but it is hard to see. In real life it super shiny. x

  • Rebecca Williams

    Where do you get foil glue from? Also, what top coat do you use that will cover all the lumps and bumps?

    • You can use nail glue or even paper craft blue (just apply a very thin layer). re: top coat, I use Essie Good To Go – it’s mentioned in the post & there is a link. Hope this helps! x

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