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(Early) Happy Valentines Day everyone!

I’m excited to show you nail lovers the cutest alternative to traditional nail art, just in time for valentine’s day. This was my very first time trying nail foils, and I’m already counting the reasons why I love this just as much as regular nail polish.

WHAT ARE NAIL FOILS?

If your not familiar, they are simply designs and colours that are transferred onto your nail with glue. Kind of like the temporary tattoos you probably played with as a kid, but a lot cooler! The foils are delicate strips that give you bold, smooth, nail colour.

This collection of foil rolls are one of a few different combination packs available from Epic Nail, and come with everything you need – including the glue.

EpicNail foils set

Left to right: Winter Is Coming, In The Jungle, Pipe Dream, I Heart You, All Laced Up, Nautical

HOW TO

There’s two ways of applying Epic Nail foils, the choice is yours:
1 – as a full nail cover
2 – dabbed over nails for a multi color, multi dimensional effect

PROS

Zero drying time, once applied the effect is immediate
easy, beautiful designs
Shelf life – the foils will never dry or spill like traditional polish
Versatility – apply it in two different ways, combine with other polish
Smooth application – with the right prep, they look almost flawless
Generous length of foil for each roll

CONS

Can be difficult to apply initially and the right glue application can be tricky to judge

EpicNail foils set & glue

MY THOUGHTS

To begin with, I struggled with the application of the foils. It took me a few attempts to get the process right. In the end it all came down to one important aspect – the glue. The right glue consistency and application was crucial. Apply the foils too soon, or with the incorrect amount and the effect either won’t work or will apply patchy.

Once I got the application down pat, I was in love. And the foil Winter Is Coming just blew me away with its amazing shine and beauty. It is my absolute, hands down favourite. I tried it with the full nail effect and was in awe. It sparkled like no liquid nail polish would ever be able to. (Apparently I’m a bit of a Bauer Bird when it comes to nails. Who knew?)

MY TOP TIPS FOR THE PERFECT EFFECT

Take your time – do one nail at a time until you are comfortable

Wait till the glue is dried correctly and is very tacky – I found painting a small amount on the skin to test stickiness each time, and using a timer worked wonders. I also found doubling the waiting time was more effective

If you just can’t get the edges right, paint the glue over the cuticles and skin also – this gives you a wider application you can clean up and perfect with acetone and a cuticle stick later

Clean/manicure your nails beforehand – buff your nail ridges and tidy your cuticles to maximise effect

Try on clean nails and painted nails – I experimented with both, and found different foils worked better with different bases

To maximise shine, avoid a top coat – your foils won’t last as long, but layering top coat over it can dull the already visible shine (for certain foils)

EpicNail foil nail art set

Disclosure: this post contains product sent for consideration. This is no way influences my opinion, and my reviews are always honest!

45 Comments on Epic Nail Foils – Your Valentines Day Mani sorted!

  1. shumjaffer
    February 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm (4 years ago)

    i have tried the other nail foils … i dont know what they call it… its more like full sized nails stickers…. but never tried this one … i have updated my cart several times to order these types of foil but somehow always skip it…. now am going to order it today 🙂 thanks for this lovely post

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  2. Cheryl Zamora
    February 13, 2014 at 6:20 am (4 years ago)

    I haven’t tried using nail foils.. but it’s very interesting. Maybe I should try looking for one here and see how it works on my nails 😛

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 14, 2014 at 4:53 am (4 years ago)

      Is definitely say try it. For those who love everything manicure related it’s an extension on what you can do, and for those that aren’t so great at polish application it’s equally as great. That’s what I love, versatility 🙂

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  3. Ileana
    February 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm (4 years ago)

    These look so cute! And like so much fun!!! Would love to try them ^^
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 14, 2014 at 4:52 am (4 years ago)

      I really is a lot of fun. I loved experimenting with the dabbing application, it blended surprisingly well 🙂

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      • Ileana
        February 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm (4 years ago)

        I just painted my nails…and it looks like a kid did it…Will have to try this asap! 😀
        giglove!

        novelstyleblog.com

      • Beautiful Kayekie
        February 18, 2014 at 5:14 am (4 years ago)

        LOL a kid! You are too funny 😀

  4. Sarah (smallnhot.com)
    February 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm (4 years ago)

    The design looks amazing ! I shall get it too since it save me from the hassle in drawing … #giglove #smallnhot

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 18, 2014 at 5:16 am (4 years ago)

      Yes! It saves the hassle of painting nail art (which I am awful at) 🙂

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  5. Caity (@MoiContreLaVie)
    February 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve never tried nail foils but these look fabulous – Such fun, eye-catching choices! <3 #GIGLove

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  6. claudine
    February 16, 2014 at 10:48 am (4 years ago)

    Wow! This is something new! Definitely trying this! Thanks for sharing! #giglove

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  7. Nia
    February 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm (4 years ago)

    I love these, great post! The application seems a little tricky though but I guess it like false lashes in that it takes some getting used to

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 18, 2014 at 5:14 am (4 years ago)

      Oh, don’t talk to me about false lashes lol! I am awful at them 😛

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 18, 2014 at 5:13 am (4 years ago)

      It opens up a whole new world of nail art 🙂

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  8. shashasekharan
    February 17, 2014 at 6:30 am (4 years ago)

    i alwyays appreciate nail art in all its forms, but i could never do this on myself….i’d need some professional help =D

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 18, 2014 at 5:13 am (4 years ago)

      No way! You could definitely do this yourself 🙂

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  9. Caroline Paris
    February 17, 2014 at 8:34 am (4 years ago)

    looks really pretty – love the different colours and designs – great post – giglove

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  10. enchantressnica
    February 17, 2014 at 8:50 am (4 years ago)

    Of course, I am completely ignorant about nail arts and stuff. It is my first time to hear about nail foils, but I might try this as it looks easier to do

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 18, 2014 at 5:12 am (4 years ago)

      If painting your nails is a no-go for you, the dabbing method of nail foils you will love! Very easy to do 🙂

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  11. marilovesgr33n
    February 17, 2014 at 9:54 am (4 years ago)

    I’ve never heard about it…it’s amazing how many things you can learn blogging :):
    Amazing creativity.
    xxx
    mari

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  12. yuhjiun
    February 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow never see these types of nail foils before! Looks pretty easy :p

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 18, 2014 at 5:11 am (4 years ago)

      Once you get the hang of it, easy peasy! 🙂

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  13. Donah @ SweetJellyBean
    February 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the heart foil Kaye. I never thought of trying nail foils before actually because I just know I would suck at it haha. But this seems very interesting xx Donah giglove

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 18, 2014 at 5:10 am (4 years ago)

      With the amazing nail art you do, there is no way you would suck at it! 🙂

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  14. Porshia
    February 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm (4 years ago)

    Love all the patterns.. specially the hearts one! I have tons of foils lying around but haven’t got to use them yet because I couldn’t get them right on the first try :-/ .. But it’s time to start experimenting with them again! Thanks for the reminder! 😀

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 18, 2014 at 5:10 am (4 years ago)

      That is exactly what I experienced the first time. Once you get the hang of it, the look is amazing. You should try again 🙂

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  15. Nicol Wong (@yuk_lui)
    February 18, 2014 at 12:22 am (4 years ago)

    the lace one has caught my eye! i want to try nail foils one time

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  16. Nina Onthemoon
    February 18, 2014 at 8:00 am (4 years ago)

    I really like those foils, the heart ones are super adorable, a print I could wear everyday 🙂 will have to check out more of these! giglove

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 27, 2014 at 11:10 am (4 years ago)

      I’m with you, hearts can be worn any time! Not just VD 🙂

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 27, 2014 at 11:12 am (4 years ago)

      They really are, very cool and a lot of fun to experiment with 🙂

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  17. Cindy Tong
    February 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm (4 years ago)

    wow wow im tempted to buy!!blame u for that!

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 27, 2014 at 11:13 am (4 years ago)

      Hahaha, I accept full responsibility 😛

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  18. Deann
    March 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm (4 years ago)

    It look so beautiful! Thanks for the tips! Now I will have to find great designs for the foils. 😀

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