Nail art foil looks naturally sophisticated as it dazzles your nails. However, sticking a foil on your nails can become complicated because one wrong move will ruin the whole polish wasting all your effort. One big challenge is how to keep sticking the foil on your nails and not lifting the polish up. Sometimes, even if you successfully stick the foil on your nails, it easily shrinks once the top coat is added. Unlike with gel, the process is smooth once you cured your base layer. But with polish, the nail foil can be very annoying.
Despite that, I am eager to learn nail art foil and strive to successfully master the right process. I attempted on any nail art pattern but reached the point that even simply sticking the foil to the nail gets very hard. Yet with determination and patience, after 2 days of failed attempts, I have finally mastered the craft of nail art foil. After practicing this art, I can now share with you the complete guide on how to achieve the nail art foil I have been drooling about. Keep on shining friends, as you follow along with the easy steps below.
A Guide to Nail Art Foil
1. Choose a black polish and apply one coat.
Pick a dark-colored polish as the base if you are using foils with polish. Through this, the foil will be less obvious if in case it bleeds.
2. Apply the second coat of polish and leave it for a few minutes until it almost dries up but is still slightly sticky. You will know that it is still tacky if it leaves a fingerprint after touching the polish. Then, press a small piece of foil on your nails until it is totally attached to your nails. If the polish gets stuck to the foil and even lifts from the nails, keep on pressing a bit more for a few seconds before you attempt to lift again to check if it successfully sticks.
3. Do the same (step number 2) on all your fingernails. if you notice that some polish on your nails is lifted in a few spots, you can cover it with another piece of foil (2nd foil layer) to fill in the areas of polish. This is the advantage of using dark-colored polish because it can cover flaws. A top coat to be applied later will do wonders on the surface of your nails so you need not worry if your nails don't look perfectly pleasing at this point.
4 . Before applying the top coat, wait for at least 5 minutes for it to set. Apply and move smoothly the top coat to your nails while avoiding the surface of your nails to touch the brush. Let the first layer dry up. Then apply the second layer to even out the surface of your nails and cover the flaws.
Note: Some top coats are not foil-friendly. Before applying the top coat to finished foil nails, make sure to try it first over the foil to check if it works.
Indeed, nail foils may demand hard work but seeing their beautiful result is rewarding. Its shimmering and astonishing appeal makes it a unique nail one could ever have.
Have you tried doing your nail foil art? You can share some practical tips which can help to successfully work with foils.