So the basic gist of it is that I was sent a kit with everything you need to complete your foil manicure. Currently, the kits (of which there are several) are 50% off for $37 - I've also got a discount code which I've included for you at the end of this review. Each of the foil rolls can do about 60 manicures which is pretty awesome and makes it good value.
The box itself and flyers
What's in the box?
6 x foil design rolls
There were a few instruction flyers on how to apply. I've included a photo (taken from the website) of the one that I used to do my nails.
To be honest, I think this guide is a little lacking. I followed these steps, and the first time - I completely failed at it. No one told me not to use Seche Vite...it makes the glue not stick properly. So I'd suggest skipping the topcoat when you do the first step.
After watching a few YouTube videos, I discovered some useful tips. The foil should stick to the nail pretty much instantly and not require too much smoothing down.
Let me show you my results, in order of attempts....
Okay, so these are the first three designs I tried out. Will they look as good as they do in the picture below?
Adapted from Epic Nail website
Attempt 1: I painted my nails with OPI 'Koala-berry' and did not use a top coat prior to foiling. I let the glue dry and then proceeded to stick on the foils...
Not too bad, there are some bald spots but I think it looks pretty cool.
Attempt number 2: I painted my nails with Chanel's 'Black Satin' and tried out the lace foils.
I think I should have opted for a different coloured background, but still happy with the results! I initially did use a silver polish (Revlon's 'Sequin') but the grainy texture doesn't agree with the foils.
Attempt 3: SUCCESS! I didn't paint my nails with anything except a base coat, then used a very thin layer of glue...
How awesome does that look?!
So after some trial and error, I was finally successful. They're a quick and easy way to do a funky nail design without needing a lot of skill or patience. I think these kits make a great gift idea for nail savvy friends/family, and why not grab one as a Christmas gift while they're on sale?
Now, for purchases over $30, you're eligible to use my DISCOUNT CODE to get free shipping! Just use the code: BLOGPRETTY prior to checking out. This code is available until the 31st of December.
Do you use nail foils?
*product was provided for consideration and has been reviewed in accordance with my disclosure policy.