Day 17-Having Fun with Nail Foils | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

Day 17-Having Fun with Nail Foils

Today’s manicure is all about trying a new technique which I feel is pretty much the theme of this entire challenge! I just picked up the Limited Edition Ciate Colourfoil Manicure Set and decided to give nail foils a go! I started with three coats Ciate-Pepperminty (provided with the set) and once my nails were completely dry, used the provided foil glue and rubbed random pieces of coloured foil onto sections of my nails. The fun part was ripping off the foil almost like when waxing! Seeing the foil get transferred was oddly satisfying and I do enjoy the end results. The only thing that didn’t work out so well was that once I applied top coat, the colour from the foil started to bleed…but other than that I actually love the results!   

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Be sure to check out the other wonderful ladies also participating in this challenge!

Naomi @ Bellezza

Traci @ drinkcitra

Masha @ Lost in Lacquer

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  1. lol this challenge is definitely full of new things! This foil method looks so cool! I received a sample from born pretty that I'm excited to try out!

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    1. Oooh, I cannot wait to see your review and how your foil mani turns out!

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  2. It's like tiny little paintings on every nail, each of them is a work of art in themselves. You're rocking this challenge Jayne, I'm blown away by your skills ^^ xx

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    1. Awww, thank you!!! This challenge is definitely pushing me to try new techniques that's for sure!

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    1. Thank you! I kind of go cross-eyed when I look at my nails!

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  4. Oohh - I love how your nails turned out! I've never heard of this technique before, but I'm intrigued!

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    1. It's very fun to do and you can't make a mistake because the look is so "raw" that anything goes!

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    1. Totally right? Too bad it doesn't last all that long...the tips wear really fast and that's with a topcoat too.

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  6. Soo pretty! I love how abstract-y it looks :)

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    1. Hehe thank you! I had them for this meeting with HR and everyone was looking at my hands. Finally someone just asked "How did you do that??"

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  7. Cool nails, I wish I could do something like this =)

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    1. Chantel, it's super fun and fast to do! You can get the foils for a lot cheaper through sites like Born Pretty and the glue too. I hope you get a chance to try it because it's just too much fun ripping the foil off!

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  8. I love these! I am not a Ciate fan at all - not only have a lot of there polishes been watery and inferior but I was turned off to them and never recovered from their going after bloggers who were using the term Caivar mani because Ciate claimed it was 'their name to use exclusively' which was stupid - that technique had been called that and seen around a good 6-7 yrs before it got hot again. But I would look for this kit or someone's foils - I need to try this - I am loving the looks I have been seeing pop up here and there - I think Born Pretty has some foils too and I have wanted to order some water decals from them for nails too.

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    1. I'm not a Ciate fan either from the caviar manicure debaucle, but the set was convenient and it gave me a chance to try ONE polish of theirs. I doubt I'd buy something of their again because I find them too snobby!

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  9. these look so great! almost like paintings!

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  10. Gosh this is pretty - how long do you find this mani lasts?

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    1. Like ONE day and that's with topcoat! The edges wear quite quickly and the foil scratches off. The plus side with this type of mani is that the wear sort of adds to the "rawness" of the look.

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