Saturday, July 13, 2013

Holographic Nail Foil from KKCenterHk, and how to use it

Hello everyone!

Today I want to show you the nail foil that KKCenterHk let me try. I have already showed this foil with huge drop shaped rhinestones and a glitter french about a month ago. To see that post, click here. I really enjoyed photographing this foil, because it looks very different in different light conditions, when I move my fingers, and it also reflects the color of the surroundings. For instance my top and the sky. And because it looks even more "super holographic" on the photos. It was surprisingly easy and quick to apply the foil. I just followed KKCenterHk's video tutorial. First I'll show you how I applied the foil, and then the rest of the photos. Feel free to scroll down to the photos if you want to :-) The photos really look very different.

N.NAIL Shiny Silver Nail Foil Transfer [NNAIL-E24] and glue:

N.NAIL Shiny Silver Nail Foil Transfer [NNAIL-E24], glue

How to use nail foil step by step:

1 Apply base coat

2 Apply silver nail polish (the same color as your foil), and let it dry

3 Cut one piece of foil for each nail

4 Apply glue (I used an orange stick to remove excess glue, but that was probably not necessary.)

5 Wait until the glue has changed from white to transparent.

6 Put a piece of nail foil over a nail, and carefully use a Q- Tip to make the foil stick to the nail.

7 When the foil is no longer attached to the plastic, carefully lift it

8 Clean the foil from your cuticles with a flat brush dipped in acetone or nail polish remover. (It is much faster to remove foil than nail polish)

Top coat:

None of my top coats worked, so all these photos are taken before top coat. But I've read that it's possible to use Picture Polish Revolution as top coat over foil. Thank you More Nail Polish for finding out, and thank you Neglelakkmani for spreading the news to me! :-) I'll try Revolution next time. If you want the foil to last more than a few hours, you need a top coat. I've also heard that water based top coats can be used. Have you found a top coat for nail foil?

More photos:

Light source: LED lamp

I've used the foil like this twice. I really like it, although it looks a bit wrinkly. I also tried to use it for stamping. But the glue didn't transfer well to the stamper. Next time I think I'll try to use a tiny brush to put glue on areas where I want foil. If you want good "foil nail art ideas", Robin Moses has several YouTube tutorials where she used nail foil.

The name of this nail foil & direct link to where you can buy it:

N.NAIL Shiny Silver Nail Foil Transfer [NNAIL-E24]

It's possible to buy only foil or foil and glue. If you want to buy something from KKCenterHk, the coupon code Nailphotos by Lani will give you a 10 % discount. (You can also find my coupon code on the right side)

The KKCenterHk video:

I think this is the same video that you can find online on the page where you can buy the foil. The video shows how to apply nail foil.

Thank you KKCenterHk for giving me this beautiful nail foil set!!! :-)



  1. That is actually pretty cool! I love the effect

  2. Wow that looks fab! I can't wait for my shipping of BornPretty to arrive so I can play with some foils too.

    1. Thanks! Then you have something to look forward to :-)

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    1. Thanks! I'm very happy with the foil I picked, and it makes me want to try more foils :-)

  4. So shiny, I like the mirror effect!
    I used a clear fast drying top when one of those foils (mine was a blue diamond pattern foil), and it went ok, but the top was from a Russian brand, so it wouldn't be of help..

    1. Yes, it is. And often it also looks like some sort of shiny colorchanging stripes. Interesting to hear that your fast drying top coat worked. Mine made the foil white and dull.