Born Pretty Nail Foil

Born Pretty sent me a few fun things to try out including my first nail foil. I don't have any nail foil glue so I used the the slightly tricky technique of waiting for your polish to dry just the right amount before applying the foil. I messed up my first few attempts wither by waiting too long or not waiting long enough. I felt like Goldilocks & was about to give up when I finally got it just right.

Your base polish has to be dry enough that you can't dent it but still just a bit tacky. Then you just place the foil on your nail and give to a good scratch, depositing the metal onto your nail. I love the way it looked immediately. Unbelievably shiny and smooth! I'd read that adding a topcoat causes foils to shrink & lose a bit of their shine but I found it necessary since the foil wore off very quickly without a topcoat. It still looked cool even with a topcoat as shown in my photos.

I'd love to get my hands on more nail foil colors & some of the nail foil glue so I can try all sorts of fun techniques I've seen around the web. The always amazing blog, Lucy's Stash, has tons of amazing looks using nail foils.

I used American Apparel Manhattan Beach for the base color. I'm still completely in love with their sheer collection. Every color is drop dead gorgeous & Manhattan Beach is a perfect match for this outfit!

Thanks for reading!

Disclosure: I was provided a product sample by Born Pretty. This in no way affects my opinions of the product. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.


  1. I always love your nails w/outfit photos. They are uniquely you and make me smile! Also that orange is fab. The foil - not my cup of tea but I'm also pretty terrible with nail art in general.

    1. Thanks so much Krystal! That is so sweet & I really appreciate you taking the time to write me!

  2. It came out great even if you didn't had any foil glue. Love the color too!

  3. has tons of foil colors and they give you glue with every 6 foils ordered. I love using foil it's so fun! Love your nails you do some awesome art.


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