Monday, March 28, 2011

Penney's "Foiling Around" Nail Foils

Heya. :) Hope ye all are keeping well and enjoying the sunshine. 
Well here in Athlone the weather has been amazing the last few days. I hope it stays like this for another few weeks. It's such feel good weather. We all need some Vitamin D to give us a spring in our step! 
Anywho, I was in Penney’s, (Primark in the U.K.), with my Mam last week and she picked me out some foils for my nails! I had seen this on  Xposé last summer but didn’t see them around much after that. But saying that they are really popular with celebs, such as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. The first brand/company to bring them out were Minx, it's what most of celebs wear. But they are expensive. Now alot of high street places like Topshop and Penney's have brought out there own range.

The Minx foils vary in price, depending on the style and the salon. But they are usually around €30. The one I picked up in Penney's were only €3.50 which is a bargain. They only had one design though and they were black and white polka dots but I'm sure they’ll get more in over the next few weeks.

There are 18 foils in the pack and come with a set of instructions also.

What you will need for your application:
  • Nail file.
  • Nail buffer.
  • Cuticle pusher.
  • Scissors.
  • Hair dryer.
  1. Manicure your nails. Trim nails and push back cuticles.
  2. Buff nails lightly to remove oily layer.
  3. Remove any file dust with a damp cloth.
  4. Remove the punch out piece from the backing film that covers all 9 nail foils.
  5. Select the nail foil that is closest to the size of your nail and trim with a scissors to fit exactly.
  6. Peel the nail foil backing film.
  7. Grasping between the thumb and index finger, lay the rounded edge against the cuticle.
  8. Once in place, rub all areas of the nail foil firmly with a cuticle pusher.
  9. Rub all areas of the nail foil firmly.
  10. For best results, (which I feel worked better), warm up nail foils with a hair dryer on LOW setting. Then crease the excess around the nail edge.
  11. Then crease the excess around the nail edge. Stick over layer edge onto fingertip and file off the excess in a gentle downward motion using a fine nail file. And you're done! :)
To Remove:
  1. Wash hands in warm soapy water.
  2. Or for better results, warm nails using a hair dryer and gently peel the nail foils off. 
 The end result! What do you think? :)

I think they look pretty cool for my first try. I hope Penney's bring out more designs.
Chat soon,
Nadia. x

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