Monday, 4 June 2012

NOTD: Nail Foils + Step by Step Tutorial!!

Hello Girlies!<3 
After raving about the Primark nail foil/wraps in my fashion haul , I was requested to do a tutorial on how to apply them. I thought this was a great idea because they can be a bit confusing to use at first. Just for quickness I have only done my ring finger and I actually really like the look of this. You can adapt it to however many fingers you like.. or even your toes (tehe!). I am no expert and I know that there are other methods, but this is the way that works best for me.

What you will need!

  • Small Scissors
  • Nail File
  • Nail Foils/Wraps
  • Base Coat (optional)
  • Clear Top Coat
  • Nail Polish (in the colour of your choice)
  • Hairdryer 
  • Apply a base coat and paint your nails as normal.
  • They recommend that you apply the foils on to bare nails but I find that they stick better on top of a nail polish.

  • Wait for your nail polish to dry.

  • Pick a nail foil closest to the size of your nail and carefully peel it from the sheet.

  • Lightly place the rounded edge on to your nail to check that it fits properly.


  • Holding it from the tip, blasts some heat at the sticky side with your hairdryer.
  • I recommend using the highest heat setting but at a low speed so it doesn't fly out of your hand.
  • Hold it for about 5 seconds.
  • This should soften the foil making it and a lot stickier.
  • Apply to the nail with the rounded edge on your cuticle.
  • Press down hard to stick it in place.

  • Trim off the tip.

  • File down to remove any excess.

  • Finish off with a clear top coat to seal it in and add some shine.

Voila thats it! Pretty simple, right?
They should last you a good 3-5 days or more if you redo the top coat.
I hope that helped some people out :)

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  1. Thanks for doing the video! That makes it a lot simpler! :)


  2. really like the nail foils and the nail combo, i think ill pick up some of them nail foils :) xx

    1. thank you! yeh they are great :) xx

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  5. Interesting! I've been wondering how to do them :)


  6. Wow this is so cool! Where else can you get nail foils? I don't live in the uk.

    1. Thank you!
      You can definitely get them in most drugstores (or even supermarkets) and I know that Sally Hansen do some really nice ones in the US :) x

  7. That looks really nice! :)

  8. ahh they are so cute! I didn't realise Primark were doing nail foils, I shall be looking out for these for sure!

    I'm a new blogger and would love it if you checked mine out :)

    1. thanks, yeah I didn't know either!
      sure thing :)

  9. The yellow is such a lovely colour! And the pattern of the foils is adorable!

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  11. a few people have recommended using foils to me but iv not got round to trying them yet, these ones are really cute! they look really good. I might go get some and try it out now :) now following your blog! iv just started mine: if you could check it out and follow me id really appreciate it :) xox

  12. This is really good! I love the floral pattern!!
    Marie x

  13. I love this nails style!
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    I follow you now:)



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