Friday, November 21, 2014


For whatever reason, I got it into my head the other night that maybe I could somehow use my nail foils with stamping.

Since I've never managed to get my completely smooth, shiny, multi-colored foils to go on and look like they're supposed to, I thought maybe they would go on in a stamp format and look groovy.

I found a design and started by stamping it in black onto a coaster and immediately put the foil down and rubbed. Pulled it off, and it looked pretty damn cool. Great, I thought. This is going to work like a charm.

I painted my nails black and topcoated. I stamped with the black, put down the foil, rubbed and pulled it off. Nope! Didn't work at all!! Well, wtf? Why didn't that work?? 

I wondered if I could stamp with foil glue. Even bigger nope. The design I was using is one that barely fits on my nails, and I decided I didn't want to have to deal with worrying about size placement. I switched to a different plate that has bigger designs. This time I did topcoat on a ziploc, stamped and did the foil. Better. 

Then I decided I didn't have the patience to do it that way. I painted my nails silver and topcoated. I stamped with black and slapped the foils on. Game over because I was o-v-e-r it.

This is what I ended up with.
Nfu 61 silver holo, DRK-C stamp, nail foils

Nfu 61 silver holo, DRK-C stamp, nail foils
I hate it. A lot. I can't believe I actually did both hands and still have it on. The silver base I used is the Nfu Oh 61 holographic. I had also forgotten what a difficult application that particular polish has.

Basically, this whole manicure was a nightmare. Perhaps I'll attempt it again someday using some different method.

It ended up being even more frustrating when somebody posted a video where they were stamping a design on bare nails with black and putting foils on and it was working like a charm.  Bitch.

I do think if I were to try this with a design that doesn't cover so much area it would probably have worked better. At this point I also have to wonder if a couple of my foils maybe just aren't that great to begin with.

It was a cool idea in theory. It should have remained just a cool idea.


  1. I don't know what you're bitchin about woman these look fab!! I know you're looking for 'perfection' in the details but the design and colour are faaabulous!

    1. They honestly look better in the pics than they do irl.

  2. they do look fantastic, but isn't it just the way - the mani you think is fab, everyone else is like "meh"... and the one you think is an epic fail, is actually the one everyone loves.

    1. That's exactly what seems to happen! lol