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Rockstar Toes

Hello,
Today I have photos of my Green Rockstar Toenails with Nail Foil to show you.

Rockstar Toenails

To make this pedicure I used Soak Off Gel Polish, a loose Green Glitter and Silver Nail Art Foil.

After nail preparation and the base coat I applied three thin coats of gel polish top coat mixed with glitter. I cured each coat and sealed the nail surface with the gel polish top coat to get the smooth base for applying the foil. After curing the top coat I waited a bit and than applied foil on the inhibition layer. If I do it straight after curing the foil doesn’t want to transfer. As a final step I sealed the design with the gel polish top coat.
Unfortunately my super ultra mega shiny toenails are super ultra mega shiny only in strong light. If the light is dimmed the nail foil looks just like regular kitchen tin foil added over glitter. Still I like the effect.

Rockstar Nails

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Toenails design with nail art transfer foil

Hello,
today I will show you a photos of my toenails design with nail art transfer foil.

Toenails with nail art transfer foil

For this design I used a silver holographic transfer foil. Here is the photo of it taken indoors and without any artificial light.

Nail Art Transfer Foil - Silver

When I took the foil outside to the very strong sunlight I couldn’t believe that it shines so intense. I would be so happy if this effect appear on the nails.

Nail Art Transfer Foil

So I was very excited about this transfer foil but unfortunately the end effect was not as good as I expected.
Aplication of the foil was easy. I didn’t have a special nail art foil adhesive so I was transfering it¬†straight onto the nail polish. I painted the nails with a base colour and then added a top coat. When the last coat was nearly dry I pressed the foil shiny side up on the nail surface and the pattern transfered to the nail.
The pieces of the foil were reflecting light really nice until I sealed the nail with the top coat. My top coat made the foil dull and it looked like normal tin foil for kitchen use. I read on the other nail blogs that many of the top coats are making nail art foil cloudy. I also read that some water based top coats are working good with nail foil. I must try to find some good sealer because I am definitely not giving up with this foils.
So I tried to do my pedi once again but this time using uv gel top coat as a sealer and the effect was much better but still some shininess disappeared.

 
The best holo effect on my nails is seen in a sunshine or in an artificial light. In daylight but without sunshine it looks just like a silver foil. I still like it.

 
Here is a photo of my toenails taken outside in a daylight without a flash and without sunshine.

Nail design with nail art transfer foil

Here is a photo which actually shows foil holo effect. It is taken indoors with the natural light and the camera flash.

Toenails design with nail art transfer foil

For this design I used Astor Fashion Studio nail polish in Soft Poppy (236). Unfortunately the photos do not represent the real colour of this polish. When I was taking the photos there were a thunder clouds coming and the sunlight was a bit strange. I guess this is the reason why I couldn’t catch the real colour. In fact Soft Poppy is a mix of a coral with pink and is very beautiful and vibrant. I really love it and use it a lot.

 
I will definitelly buy more colours of the nail art transfer foil and try to find a top coat which works good with it.

 
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