Thursday, September 13, 2012

Digit-al Dozen Blue Week: Foil

For today's installment of blue week, I have a foil for you. To me, foils are a gorgeous way to have a super shimmery metallic on your nails or a holographic effect you can't achieve any other way.  The only problem is they don't last very long and they don't like any topcoat I have tried. :(

For these nails I used OPI Dating a Royal as the base, and then I used the foil Opal Glitter from Dollar Nail Art.  Having Opal Glitter on top of this gorgeous royal blue, I was really happy with.

AND THEN....



All of the "glitter" part of the Opal Glitter foil went away when I applied topcoat. :(

This is how I feel.


I have tried every single topcoat I own, and all of them still dull the effect. They actually cause the foil to crinkle and that is what takes away the effect.

Anywho, I actually like how the nails turned out, they look as if they are frozen. What are your thoughts?

XOX Caitlin

The other Lovely Digit-al Dozen ladies!

9 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Never tried foils before.

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  2. I've never done a foil before and that's weird how they all have an aversion to top coats....love the picture you posted bahaaaa, I love the "Y U No like" pics XD

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  3. I agree I think it works with the dull effect!

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  4. I never tried foils. Your mani turned out very pretty even if you had the problems with the top coat! Love it.

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  5. I like it, too, just as it is. (And I love the meme, though the face always creeps me out a bit, ha!)

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  6. Would it help to dab the topcoat on like you would some of those really thick glitters. Might stop bits moving around with the strokes of the brush.

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  7. Interesting end result! Makes me think of really cool looking denim

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