Monday, July 22, 2013

Born Pretty Store Nail Foil Review

Press Sample

Good morning, dear readers! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and great Monday thus far! Today's post features nail foils from Born Pretty Store. I had seen photos of these over black polish so I wanted to try something a little different. I decided to apply these over OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke!
To apply these foils, I first applied one coat of polish and let it dry completely. After applying the second coat, I rubbed the back of the foils against the slightly tacky polish using an orange stick. I wanted a mottled effect so I rubbed over various segments of the foil. I then followed up with a single coat of HK Girl top coat to get a smoother effect for these photos.

I'm pretty happy with how these turned out, but there are a few things I would change for future use. Because my nails were still tacky in order to apply the foils, there were little areas of the nail that pulled up the base polish. I recommend applying however many coats of base that you need, allow it to dry completely, and then add another coat in which to attach the foils. That way you don't have areas on your nails that look a little bare. Another issue I had was with adding top coat. The foils are apparently not solvent resistant, and the little rippling effect that were in these foils was lost as soon as I added top coat. The final result was still pretty cool, but I preferred my nails pre-top coat with the illusion of texture. It certainly won't keep me from using them again, but it is something to keep in mind.

If you are interested in the foils, you can check them out here.

Be sure to keep Born Pretty Store on your mind for all your nail art needs! They have so many options to choose from! You can also save 10% by using the discount code QWL91.

Until next time, have a great day!

Disclaimer:  The products reviewed above were provided to me for my honest and unbiased opinion.  All thoughts stated are entirely my own and are based on my use of said products.  I love receiving feedback from my readers, and any comments left here are the express opinions and/or property of the individual authors.  Therefore, I, the author of this site, cannot be held responsible for the opinions held by others.  I reserve the right to remove any comments that I find to be harmful, unnecessary, or not constructive for other readers.


  1. This turned out really beautiful! Love that you tried the foils over a color other than black!

  2. OMG, I LOVE how this looks! I need to try it too!

  3. This looks like a stained glass - so beautiful! <3

  4. I haven't tried this yet, but I need to! Pretty mani!


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