Sunday, 26 August 2012

DIY: TIN FOIL NAILS


Bracelets (top to bottom): Aldo, Links of London, Helloberry // Ring: from street vendor

 It's been a busy few weeks as I have been trying to finish up summer school in addition to working and interning! But now that summer school is done, I can finally have a little bit of "me-time" before school starts again. I haven't painted my nails in awhile so decided to do that today!

A couple months ago, I saw a cool tutorial online on how to use tin foil to decorate your nails and I thought I would give it a try! They were super easy to do so I thought I would share with everyone on how you can get this cool design too.

The items you will need to get this look are tin foil, scissors, tweezers, a nail filer, and a clear polish

First of all, paint your nails a pretty color! I used Sally Hansen's Xtreme wear nail color in Bubblegum pink.



Next, take your tin foil and cut them up into different shapes. Just make sure when you cut, the edges are clean and straight. I cut up triangles and stripes but you can do whatever shape you want!



Once you have finished cutting, paint a clear coat on top of your nails. Then, using your tweezers, carefully apply the tin foil pieces to your nails. Make sure the tin foil sticks to your whole nail.  Don't worry about the excess tin foil pieces hanging off your finger (we will get rid of it later). Then, let the polish dry.


Once it is completely dry, trim off some of the excess tin foil with you scissors and then use a nail filer to file off the remaining tin foil to form around your nail.



When that is complete, Put one more clear coat on top of your nails and voila! You have fabulous nails. Simple as that! :)


Try it out and let me know how it goes! :)

7 comments:

  1. you should give age this treatment, he'd love it.

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    1. i know. it would be a really good look for him

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  2. OMG - how fun!
    XOXO
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  3. this is so clever.. great diy


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  4. wow this is really cool!! So gonna try this

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  5. I love everythig about this post, from the flowery jeans to the innovative nails!
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