Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Inspired by: Norman Ambrose Spring/Summer 2012 Nails

Lately I'm so lazy with my nails so I wear same manicure for a week or before it's totally unwearable. :P

I had this picture saved on my laptop and when I got some things from Born Pretty Store for review I knew I'll have to try it out. Here's a picture.... :i

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CND Colour in Flashpoint iced with 24K Gold Leaf as a french tip made by nail artist Candice Manacchio for CND.
My nails for sure aren't oval as these so I made a regular french tips with a gold foil because I obviously don't own real gold leaf. :P Here's what I came up with.. :i

Not really super close because my nails are squared but I like it! First I didn't want to use a coral red because I don't like corals and I thought I don't have corals in my stash but then I remembered I got one from Nina months ago so I decided to get close as I can. :)

I got a set of gold and silver gold nail art foil. You get 6 retainers of gold and 6 of silver foil. Foil is really thin so you have to be careful if you want to apply it in one piece but I needed smaller pieces so I took my tweezers to tear it apart without getting it on my fingers.

First I applied two coats of Perfect nail polish in #233, which is a coral creme. When the second layer was still tacky I placed pieces of foil on my tips with tweezers. When I was done, I sealed the foil with topcoat. 
Daylight
Perfect - #233 / 2 coats
Gold Nail Art Foil
Beauty Secrets TC Fast Finish Polish Dryer

I love how sparkly it looks on sun like I dipped my nails in a gold.
Sun - blurry
So what do you think? Yay or nay? :) I definitely need to try this with pink! If you don't like foil, you can always try french tip with a gold glitter.

I saw top coats with gold pieces inside, I'm quite sure you can mix this foil with a clear top coat and made your own golden top coat. Or you just randomly place pieces of foil.  .i Has anyone tried this yet?

Don't forget to use code J10X31 to get 10% off on your order if you're planning to order on Born Pretty Store . ;)

An extra photo I just published on Instagram, trying to pose like the models did. :P


Xoxo,
Ivana :k

*Some of the products in this post were sent to me by Born Pretty Store! For more information read my disclosure policy!

41 Comment(s):

  1. very beautiful Ivana! :) love this!

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  2. definitivni yay, super izgleda i totalno mi se svidjaju ova tvoja kopiranja fashion manikura, super ti ide

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    1. Hvala, trudim se sa nađem išta pametno na internetu i onda se mislim kako da napravim nešto slično. :) Zato mi je baš drago, da se vam sviđaju. :h

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  3. gorgeous : ) I tried mixing the gold foil in topcoat, but after a while it the gold foil loses it's colour and the topcoat turns green ; /

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    1. Thank you! Oh that's bad! Well we can still tear the foil and put it randomly on nails. :P

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  4. Beautiful! Even better than the CND one!

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    1. Oh Allie I wish! ^_^ Thanks for your lovely comment! :h

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  5. This turned out great! You manage the foil with such precision! I also appreciate the application tips. I purchased these a few weeks back. When they arrive I look forward to trying it with the tips you listed ;) thank you

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    1. Thank you Marta! You will love it! Both gold and silver foils are so pretty. :L Can't wait to see what're you going to do with foil! :)

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  6. Loved it on instagram and love it here!

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  7. Predivno izgleda <3
    moram probati

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    1. Hvala Nina! <3 Da, stvarno moraš probati! :)

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  8. wow bas su lepi! I meni se svidjaju svi postovi koji su inspirisani nekim modnim, odlicno ih uradis.. A koji ti je instagram da te pratim?

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    1. Hvala Dreamy, baš mi to puno znaći. :h Na instagramu sam isto ivanathinkspink. :)

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  9. Wooooow, so beautiful! I wanna do this as well <3

    ♥♥♥

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  10. Lepo :) Res luštno! :) Kako pa se obnese kaj ta folija? Zdrži dolgo?

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    1. Trenutno imam to manikuro že tretji dan in folija na nekaterih nohtih zgleda ok, na nekaterih pa je odstopila z robov, verjetno tudi zaradi bazena. :) Ni super obstojna, ampak dan dva bo pa še zdržala.

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  11. I have to be honest and say that I like YOURS better. I'm not a fan of oval or almond nails - prefer the shape you have here. Looks awesome!!

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    1. Thank you Melissa! I wouldn't have them but I still love them on others. :)

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  12. tole je naravnost fantastično :D I <3 it!
    Edino zanima me...kakšna folija je to?

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    1. Hvala! Gre za zelo tanko zlato folijo kot list, ki naj bi bla namenjena za nail art in MU. :)

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  14. Prelijepo je <3 Imam trenutno stiletto nokte, pa čim ih prebacim na ovalni oblik, isprobat ću :)

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  15. Da, zaboravila sam pitati, kako uradiš crnu pozadinu na slikama?

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    1. Hvala, na ovalnih izgleda baš predivno! :) Uvek stavim crni list u pozadinu, kad slikam. Simple as that. ^_^

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  16. Tvoja verzija mi je ful bolj všeč, ker imaš mnogo lepšo obliko nohtov. Super kombinacija, zelo bogata.:)

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  17. Wow!!! This looks freaking awesome!! I have to order some foil now and try this out :D Your nails are so beautiful <3

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  18. Definitivno yay! Me čist na Božič spominja :)

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  19. Can you please do a video on how to do this look. I love the outcome!!

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