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Foil nail art with nail polish tutorial

Hello, since my foil nail art with gel polish tutorial obtained a lot of interest I decided to put together foil nail art with nail polish tutorial for the readers who do not use soak-off gel polish.

For the foil swirls created in this tutorial you need only black nail polish, nail foil, foil glue and a top coat. Preferably one that  doesn’t wrinkle the foil (my Poshe does wrinkle it, so does all the other top coats I own- Jacava, Seche Vite, GlamLac, Gelous (which is not a top coat but I still gave it a try)).

I got my golden (and silver) foil from E.Mi shop. This foil is pricier than the foils from China but with the higher price also comes a greater quality.

My foil glue was from eBay (sorry can’t find the seller Edit: Here is the glue I have) but I paid around £4 for it which I thought was rather pricey for like 5ml of glue but it does the job well so I should not complain.

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I used OPI Alpine Snow as the base. On my index and pinky fingers I am wearing a mixture of Color Club East Austin and Almost Famous. I am wearing the same mixture in a vertical ruffian style on my middle and index fingers.

In the video below I will show you how to create not only the foiled swirls but also the flowers. To create the flowers you would need a flat brush and acrylic paint (might also work with polish but I used acrylic) in yellow, pink and black.

The technique is actually quite easy but a little bit time consuming. It would be easier just to do like one accent nail on each hand, especially as is might look a bit over the top with gold on every nail but this is how I like it!! lol

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Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed my foil nail art with nail polish tutorial :) xoxox

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  1. Anhy

    I don’t think it’s over the top, I think it’s just perfect <3

    Need to try it out as well xD
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    • A.J.

      Haha thank you hun!!!

  2. Elicia

    Wow these are gorgeous AJ!
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    • A.J.

      Oo thank you!! Just been reading your blog lol xx

  3. Anastasia

    This is so beautiful!!! You did a great work!
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  4. This is so pretty! I I think I need to buy some nail foil so I can try this soon!
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    • A.J.

      Thank you, would love to see your version! :)

  5. QueenMiSeRy

    This mani is really impressive, I’m in love!

    Thank you for sharing these videos with us! I was afraid of using nail foils but you made me change my mind, it looks so easy instead!

    I think I’ll give them a go <3
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    • A.J.

      Aww cool, would love to see your version.!!

  6. Katherine

    Gorgeous!! Great tutorial. :)
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