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August 29, 2011

Jeez how great are foils?!  Need a presto nail job and all you have to do is wait for some glue to dry for a hot minute and you’re set, it’s genius.  Whipped this one together before some folks came over to visit, it’s a fun pattern called African Jade.  The pics are before the topcoat so that the metal didn’t get completely washed out in the sun, so you’re seeing a few imperfections in there that’d otherwise smooth over with some coverup.

marble nail foil

african jade

Categories: foil transfer
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15 Responses

  1. Steph-ImperfectPaint says:

    Awesome! I love gold and green together.

  2. gottwinkies says:

    Omg…gorgeous!….how do topcoats work over those foils?

  3. the nerd says:

    It’s actually a lot like stamping — the topcoat helps seal it on the nail and if you’re not careful/delicate you can totally smudge/smear the foil. I try to treat it as a “mostly dry” stamp because it will flake/peel/screw up if you don’t protect it.

  4. it looks like something that would be on an antique!

    <3 BB

  5. Gorgeous combo, i want some foils now easy, fast and beautiful that’s what I need.

  6. Kellyta says:

    Awesome combo! =D

  7. Kejal says:

    Looks very pretty, the gold adds a nice bling!

  8. Sandra says:

    It looks gorgeous!

  9. Fingers says:

    Seriously-now you got out the 24kt gold foil just to mess with our heads?!? HAHAHA love this!

  10. Olivia C. says:

    I LOVE those two colors together!

  11. Kelly says:

    These are so cool!! New follower:) Loving your blog!!! :)

  12. Angie says:

    How is this done? Id love to try!

  13. the nerd says:

    It’s really easy Angie! Just pick up some foil — this is from Dollar Nail Art and is called African Jade — then you paint some glue on your nails, wait for it to dry, and rub the backside of the foil onto the glue surface and it transfers to your nail. Genius! If you buy from dollarnailart.com they’ll include a full set of instructions and some glue in a nail polish bottle for easy application.

  14. the nerd says:

    (and thanks everybody!) :D

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