Category Archives: Sally Hansen Color Foil

Pinks And Needles (Needles not included)

Welcome back! Thanks for continually visiting my little corner of the net. Have some pinks.

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First is China Glaze Awakening, a chameleon along the same lines as my one true love, Orly Fantasea. That sheer reddy-purple base mixed with that copper shimmer makes this something truly amazing. Two coats was good for this, although my white-toned ridge-filling basecoat probably helped with the opacity a bit. I’d say this is two to three coater, depending on certain factors.

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Yikes, this stuff is blinding. Here I have Sally Hansen Color Foil Rose Copper, a gorgeous metallic rose gold. I followed the instructions on this and used neither a top nor basecoat, and as a result, you can see where I’d had some peeling on the tips of my two middle nails. If you’re concerned with imperfections on the nail plate, you can use a ridge-filling basecoat, and then a matte topcoat, and then the foil polish once the former two have fully dried for an even surface.

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Last is Essie California Coral, an orange-toned hot pink. This was good for me in two coats. I’m not sure if this is still sold, as I’ve had my bottle for a long long time, but it’s nearly identical to Essie’s Cute As A Button which is part of the core collection.

And that’s it for now! Lots of words this time around. Oh well! Thanks for reading. ❤

-Aley

Jade and Mermaids

Hey all, welcome back to my little corner of the internet! I have some lazy nail art for you today, which is obviously the best kind.

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I’ve finally discovered the magic of nail foils! I got this and several other designs from Dollar Nail Art where, as you may have gathered, everything is one dollar. This one is African Jade, a metallic gold design with a jade green pattern running throughout. I put this over one coat of Sally Hansen Liquid Gold to hide any spaces where the foil may not have applied properly—though thankfully it didn’t look like I needed it.

Nail foils will crack and shrink under any sort of clear polish or topcoat. You can protect them with a water-based polish, like the Aqua Base produced by Nfu Oh. I don’t have that, so I opted for Mod Podge, a water-based craft varnish. You can get a small bottle that’ll last you basically forever for under two dollars from any craft store. It applies a little weird, much like glue, but you can smooth it out with a coat of topcoat over it and make it nice and shiny!

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This was the extent of my tipwear after my first full day of wear—pretty good for a transfer foil!

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My next look is this mermaid scale design. I started yet again with a base of China Glaze Up All Night, a dark midnight blue with cobalt shimmer. It covers in one coat, which is perfect for using under many layers of polish. I added a lazy brushed-on “gradient” with Kiko Nail Lacquer 527, which I’ve swatched on its own before.

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Next I went over the nail with a coat of one of my favorite toppersMaybelline Color Show Crystal Disguise, a light blue shimmer, and I topped everything off with Nfu Oh 54 and its magical, magical blue to green shifting flakies. This was a mystical, aquatic-looking design that was perfect for frolicking with the sharks at the aquarium. 😀

That’s everything for now! Thanks for swingin’ by and reading my not-entirely-coherent babbling. Catch ya next time!

-Aley ❤

Feelin’ lucky

Oh man, St. Patrick’s Day is in two days and I was planning to post a manicure for it and I completely forgot! As my mother likes to say, there’s nothing like waiting ‘til the last minute. So here’s something I just slapped together today, haha.

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I’m a little terrified of using B.S.N. Nail Lacquer Midnight Marsh because it’s a wicked stainer, but it’s just so pretty… And the heavy pigmentation makes it a one-coater. I just have to double up on my base coat when I use this guy, haha. It’s the pine green base on my index, middle, and pinky fingers.

On top of that, I have one coat of Charming Charlie Feeling Lucky, a gorgeous metallic green shredded glitter. It’s almost blindingly blingy! This wasn’t difficult to work with, the glitter pieces needed just a little manipulation once they were on the nail, but I didn’t have to fish with this at all.

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My accent nail is two coats of Sally Hansen Color Foil Liquid Gold—it’s normally also a one-coater, but there was something funky going on with my base coat that affected it, I think (Nail Life Revitalizer Treatment, since I couldn’t find my Seche Clear).

That’s about everything! Hope you all like this holiday look, haha. Thanks for reading. ❤

-Aley

Minimal

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I find it pretty difficult to do nail art because my hands shake a lot. (Talk about picking the wrong hobby. :P) But this design was easy and fun because of how simple it is.

I started with one coat of Sally Hansen Color Foil Liquid Gold, let it dry, then painted over it with China Glaze Liquid Leather while being sure to leave some gold showing around the cuticles. I added a stud I bought from Born Pretty Store for some pop. 😀

I have an aaaaawful headache/dizziness at the time of typing and posting this, so I hope I’m actually coherent!

Gold and golden!

I’ve got an itty bitty post of a pretty weird color combo.

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This is two coats of Nuance Nail Lacquer Rosegold with one coat of Sally Hansen Color Foil Liquid Gold as my accent nail. It’s a combination that I thought would look great together, but turned out looking kind of funky. I liked it a lot, though!

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The idea was to mimic Rosegold’s golden shimmer with some gold foil as an accent. However, I noticed too late that Rosegold’s shimmer leans more copper than gold… you know, like actual rose gold.

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Boy did I feel silly! But gosh did I love both of these. Maybe not together, of course, but individually, they look amazing. I couldn’t stop staring at my shiny gold nails!