Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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I'm feeling ambitious - gold foil ruffian

Around this time last year, Sarah from Chalkboard nails did a blog post about various black and gold nail art ideas.  One in particular stuck in my head, and I finally remembered to do it.  

Sarah titled this design the "I'm Feeling Ambitious" Foil/Gel Combo.  Mine didn't end up anywhere near as smooth and as perfect as hers, but I was super impressed how the gold holo foils maintained their gold holoiness when sealed under a gel top coat compared to a nail polish top coat.

For this mani, I started by applying and curing Gelicious Sleep Til Noon, which is a nicely pigmented black gel polish. Then, I painted a ruffian shape with nail foil glue, let the glue turn clear, and applied sheets of gold foil over the glue. One it was completely dry I sealed it all in with Gelicious Top coat and cured.  

Close up photos do this no justice, because it really was a blindingly blingy mani.


  1. What a great mani. This looks really fun :-)

  2. I'm. So. Jealous. I can NEVER get foils to come out that good! Nice work! :)


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