Wednesday, March 3, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Coconut Kiss and Foil Fail Question

Today I'm wearing this beatuy from China Glaze. A gorgeous medium purple that looks lit from within and super shiny on the nails. Love it!

China Glaze Coconut Kiss

It took 3 super thing coats to get it opaque. I tried doing thicker coats but as the formula is really runny I got a lot of polish pooling around my cuticles, other than that the formula is nice and pigmented. It's a warmer purple than the picture shows, you all know how cameras tend to hate purple and won't photograph it correctly.

I have a question for you readers. I did my first attempt with nail foils earlier this week, and it was a disaster! A real foil fail! I had no issues applying them at all, and they looked great at first then after a while they started to go a bit matte so I slapped on some Poshé on 2 nails to get the shine back and the foil started cracking and lost all of the holo effect it was supposed to have. I then decided to leave the rest of the nails as they were without topcoat. In just a matter of hours they looked worn, I had MASSIVE tipwear and they just looked horrible, almost like the foil had turned sticky and was peeling off. I followed the instructions that came with the foils and it didn't say anything about topcoat or what to do after applying the foils.
Any ideas? Does a regular slow drying topcoat work better with foils than a fast drying? Or is there a trick on how to apply and wear foils without topcoat?
I was really dissapointed cause the foils look great and I keep seeing great foil mani's on other blogs. Would love some help from someone with more foil experience :)

35 comments:

Thess said...

Always use regular topcoat.
Fast drying ones don't work, you've seen it.. ;)
And foil needs topcoat for tipwear.

Lovely color!

Toxin said...

Hey hun! In regard to your foil question what I have found is for you to use the thickest slowest drying topcoat you own!
Quick dry TC's will make it craze (crackle) so slap on some ol' goopy!
Let me know how it goes!

Colette said...

I've only done foils once, I did a test of 6 different topcoats & the slower-drying ones did better, I ended up using one from ProStrong but I still didn't get very good wear ... even with topcoat it was crap after 1 day at work. (you can check out the post here if you want to see the disastrous end result: http://mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-am-such-spazz.html)

L said...

Looks pretty on you!

I'm about to try foils myself. Scared! LOL

nihrida said...

You're supposed to use special sealer top coat for foils.

gildedangel said...

Very pretty color!

Mari said...

Great color on you. And like I needed more purple (going on my wish list) since its my favorite color. But it's so preeeeeeeety.

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~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

also, check out tartofraises blog: http://nail-art.over-blog.fr/ and search, she's got a lot of info and videos about foils and top coats...I believe the solution is old slow dry.

MoLo said...

Can anyone recommend a specific brand of slow dry top coat or special sealer top coat?

Bronwyn said...

Hi!

I hope you don't mind that I linked this post in my blog:
http://dropofpolish.blogspot.com/2011/06/kavin-tallinnassa.html
My camera doesn't work so I can't take pictures of my own polish.

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