Today I have some nail art foil from KKcenterHk. Now I have tried nail foils before but it has never been successful. Turns out you need a special glue! Which I am pleased to say KKcenterHk was kind enough to send me. But despite this it still took a bit of trial an error.
Attempt 1: I didn't want to use up any of my new insane holo foil, so I decided to experiment with the KKcenterHk glue, and some older foil that I had received from elsewhere. Left the glue on till it was no longer white, and it worked like a charm.
Attempt 2: Tried to do some cool claw looking reverse french with the KKcenterHk foil. Epic fail. I did it the same way I had the previous time but it would NOT stick.
Attempt 3: I thought maybe it was a drying time thing. I read that leaving the glue on for a least 5 minutes was good. So I tried that and used my older foil and the KKCenter Hk foil. Old foil, perfect. KKcenterHK, Nadda.
Attempt 4: I'm getting frustrated by now. I leave it on for just over 5 minutes this time, and the one big change was I ripped it off like a band aid. Success! Add SH quickdry topcoat. I get's all weird and sticky and the finish get's messed up.
Attempt 5(which is what you are going to see): I left the glue on for 5 minutes in this cool claw like pattern, placed the foil on top, rubbed it on with a cotton ball and my finger, and ripped it odd quickly. Tried SV as a topcoat this time. SUCCESS! *5 minutes later* "Where did the holo go?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?"
Left hand, with Seche Vite :(
Right hand, no topcoat :)
So as I learnt, different foils may act differently. My older foil easily came off when rubbed on the nail, and carefully removed. Where as this one needed to be taken off quickly for it to stick. Also I now know that top coat does not always play nice with foils :( Anyone know of topcoat that plays well with foils?
Over all I really like this and am much more pleased with this mani then I was the first time I tried foils. The top coat issue stinks, but hopefully I can find something that works well with foils. Because one I got the hand of applying foils, it's pretty easy and fun! If you would like this you can head on over to KKcenterHk. If you want just the foil it's $6.92, the foil and a small glue $8.86, and for the foil and a regular size glue $10.80 (All in USD).