Thursday, 2 May 2013

Artsy Wednesday: A colour I usually hate

This week we're painting our nails in a colour we usually hate. My most feared nail colour is pink, but since I've actually been wearing a bit of pink lately, I went with more of a finish than a colour - bright, blingy foils.



And what better to try it with than actual foil, instead of just a foil polish? This foil was sent to me by Born Pretty for review, and while I love the look of it in my photos, it was just a bit too much for me on my nails. I did get a lot of compliments on this mani though, so I'm definitely in the minority.



The base is actually a colour I love, but not one I wear often - orange (Essence I'm So Very), topped with another favourite, brown (Orly So Go Diva). I love brown, and Orly's newest Australian releases include two brownish glitters, hurray! (swatches coming later this week).



I was hoping that the gold foil applied in an abstract pattern on the tips would look like flames, but I think it just looks like distressed foil. It was very easy to apply - the foil is super thin and sits down very flat on the nail. I simply painted a thin coat of top coat on the tips, pressed bits of foil down on it, then added more top coat.


Despite my dislike of this design, I'm not giving up on the foil yet - I'm determined to make it work for me! Luckily this foil set comes with 6 jars each of gold and silver, and this mani barely made a dent in one gold jar (it's the tub in the photo - the silver is unopened).


Do you have any suggestions for what I can try with the foil? Let me know below!

And if you want some foil of your own to play with, you can buy it from Born Pretty here (link) for $5.53, and you can get 10% off using the code NYL91 (free worldwide shipping).



The gold foil was provided for review, which did not affect my opinion. For more information, see Disclosure Policy.

17 comments:

  1. Wait, so the colour you don't usually like is pink? Why aren't you wearing pink!! lol. nonetheless this is pretty cool! I can't wait to try some foils, the Nails inc. ones look insane!!

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    1. I've been posting quite a few pink manis lately, it's insane!

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  2. It does look great on the photos but I do agree with you. This mani would be great for chinese new year, reminds me of firecrackers.

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  3. those gold foils look gorgeous with the red base!!

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    1. I like the colours together too! Just not the shininess...

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  4. Maybe you could try doing an accent finger with foil? That's what I do when I think something looks like too much. :)

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    1. I might try that next - it definitely sounds more palatable for me!

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  5. Wow! I think it looks fantastic.

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    1. Thanks! I might try a design with less unbroken blocks of gold next time though...

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  6. This reminds me of Iron Man

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    1. Ooh, I've been accidentally been trendy! :P

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  7. How pretty, I love the foil! Am tempted to get some to try to recreate the look of the 24k top coat without the cost! :-)

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    1. I'm hoping to try this soon! :)

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  8. It's a lovely and bling-y mani - and it's fun how our taste in colors can and does change - I like that :)

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