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Friday, April 11, 2014

Born Pretty Store Gold & Silver Nail Art Foil

Born Pretty Store Gold and Silver Nail Art Foil (3)

Nail art Friday! Well, no that really isn't a thing, but it is Friday and today's post is nail art... so, yeah. Let's get to it!

Born Pretty Store Gold and Silver Nail Art Foil (4)
Born Pretty Store Gold and Silver Nail Art Foil (5)
Born Pretty Store Gold and Silver Nail Art Foil (6)

Born Pretty calls this nail art foil, but it's much easier to call it gold and silver leaf. That said, I don't know if this contains any actual gold or silver which may very well be why they're calling it foil. Regardless, it acts like gold foil. The set comes with two little pots, each containing one sheet of the foil. There are quite a few ways you can use gold leaf, but because this is a sheet crumpled into a pot you're a bit more limited with use. I decided to break it up an use it to mimic the look of a gold leaf top coat.

I opted to use the silver leaf first because you don't see it as much. The gold leaf would look amazing with coral, turquoise, mint or blue but I chose to pair the silver with Nails Inc. Porchester Square a cool, taupey-gray. Before applying the leaf, I put the sheet of foil into a small bowl and broke off a small piece. I then too that piece and placed it into a second small bowl to break it up. You only need the smallest amount so the one sheet will last for quite a few manicures. I used toothpicks to shred the leaf into small bits- I realized when I applied it I should have made the pieces even smaller. Because the leaf is so light and will fly everywhere if you're not careful, I used a little fan brush to gently place it onto my almost dry base colour. After that, a swipe of topcoat and you're done!

Overall, a cute look that is super easy to achieve. As mentioned, you only need a wee little bit of the flakes, so these pots are going to last a long time. What do you think of this look- yay or nay? Have you tried leaf/foil? Thoughts?