Friday, 8 June 2012

NOTD: Geometric Foil Nail Art

My first NOTD post (how exciting)! I decided to do these nails for 2 reasons: I have a new dress that I'll be wearing tonight and needed matching nails, and I was lucky enough to receive a nail art foils kit as a birthday present recently and having been itching to try it out for weeks! 


★ My dress from ASOS £11 (what a steal!) ★

★ My Professional Nail Foils kit - price unknown ★


So those 2 pieces were my inspiration! Now onto the nail art... I wanted to incorporate black to continue the grungey look of the dress, but also silver to continue the dress's colour scheme.

★ Silver: No 7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour (shade Disco Nights) ★ Black: MUA Nail Varnish (shade 2) ★  ★ Silver foil from foil kit ★


This look was achieved with only one layer of the silver polish and one layer of the black, so both polishes are really opaque - none of this layering business! I've got to admit - the foils did *not* look like that on my first attempt on my left hand, so I thought I'd be cheeky and only show you the picture of my right hand! I was amazed at myself that my right hand  was better than my left as that has never happened before (I'm right-handed, and so my right hands nail varnish is always usually worse)! 



Let me know what you think! Have you experimented with foils yet? Put a link to your nail art in the comments and I'll be sure to look at every one 




16 comments:

  1. The dress is gorgeous, and a talk about a bargain! I love your nail kit, I haven't actually tried foils yet, definitely tempted though.

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com
    xx

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  2. I've never heard of nail foil before, so I'll have to see if they have it where I live. I love your blog, especially your banner! It reminds me of Peter Pan for some reason (probably b/c of Big Ben though).

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    1. Thanks! It reminds me of Peter Pan now that you mention it, Big Ben and the general colour scheme :)

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  3. Great dress, I'm doing a topshop giveaway on my blog and would love you to enter :)

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Lovely post!
    I like the nail design!

    Natasha Carly x
    http://prettylittlelives.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Wow love the nail foils kit.. never seen that before :)

    and to answer your question, no i didnt follow a recipe for my own natural lip balm I just made it. I did look at other ones though (i just googled) to get inspiration, but now I just make of what i have or as i feel.. xx

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  6. Ooh looks SO effective :) xxx

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  7. This is sooo cool! Is the set by Rio? I've seen the Rio one in Tesco but always been a little too chicken to try it out, I know I'd be rubbish at it! Yours look gorgeous, I love the inspiredness of it :D Love it xxxx

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  8. Yep its Rio! Defo invest in it, the amount of foils in that box will probably last me 1-2 years and thats if I change them every 3 days I reckon lol, in reality I'll probably have it for around 3 years! Life investment lol :) and thanks!

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    1. Wow, I may have to ;) you've tempted me now! xxx

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  10. Your nails look incredible!
    I have some nail wraps that I got for christmas but I keep chickening out of trying them even though everyone says they're really easy to apply! Love the idea of cutting different shapes :)
    Love Holz oxo
    http://beautifulsimplicity-holziepink.blogspot.co.uk

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