Beauty. Bits. Bobs

Stamping Nail Art :: Chrome Effect

Products used:

UNT: Peel off base coat
Moyou: White Knight, Steampunk plate in 07
Nail Foils: Silver
Nail Foil Glue: Amazon
Kaleidoscope by El Corazon: St-22 Silver
Tools: Clear Jelly Stamper, Scotch Tape, Foil Adhesive

I don’t have the amazing mirror powder that is super on trend, but I do have silver foil so I gave that a go.

First, I applied my peel of base coat and then I added one coat of Silver polish so that in case I don’t manage to cover my entire nail with foil, the mistakes will be camouflaged.

I then applied a layer of foil glue (got this off Amazon), making sure none of it touched my skin. I did this one nail at a time, rather than painting adhesive onto every nail first. This way, I could make sure that no dust would stick to the it whilst it dried.

I snipped a section (big enough to cover my nail bed) of the silver foil and applied it dull side down onto the centre of my nail. My nails are quire curved so it was difficult to not get any creases from the foil. I also went back in to cover the missing bits.

Note: If you’re using a peel off base coat, don’t slowly peel off the nail foil paper as your base will peel, too. Instead rip that shit off like a plaster (band-aid) and your nail art will not move. 

I do not own a top coat for foils, so I left it as is. I then used White Knight polish by MoYou and the Steampunk stamping place in 07 to stamp a pretty design over the top of the foil.

Unfortunately, the foil didn’t stay as chrome/mirror-ey as I had expected it to, and therefore looked meh.

Overall, I think it’s a good nail art, quite minimalist. What do you think? Yay or Nay?

Silver Foil Stamping CU


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