#5minutenailart: Nail Foils

Painted Fingertips | Nail foil #5minutenailart

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Hi everyone!

It’s time for another quick 5 minute nail art look! If you aren’t familiar with this series, you can go check out my first #5minutenailart post for an explanation, but the basic idea is that I’ll start with a plain, single-colour manicure as a base, and then have just 5 minutes to turn it into nail art. Painted Fingertips | Nail foil #5minutenailart

For today’s look, I decided to use some of my nail foils. My base colour was the vibrant Sinful Colors Endless Blue. Once it was dry, I added a coat of top coat, waited until it was tacky and then applied the foils. When using nail polish to apply the foils like this, I tend to dab the foils onto the nail a few times to get more covarage. As you can see, you don’t get a solid foil nail, but get this really cool broken effect with the metallic foils and the polish peeking out from underneath. Painted Fingertips | Nail foil #5minutenailart

I finished off the look with a few rhinestones. This one took me around 5 and a half minutes as sometimes the foil doesn’t transfer that easily, but hey, pretty quick and very blingy! Painted Fingertips | Nail foil #5minutenailart

What do you think?

  • http://www.bedlambeauty.com/ Nichole C

    I really like this! It reminds me of antiqued mirrors!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah, that’s what I thought too!

  • Queen of Nails 83

    Love that shattered look. Another great 5 minute mani!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Hope Elaysse

    I dig this look. Very cool. <3

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  • http://teaandnailpolish.com Tea & Nail Polish

    I prefer the shattered foil look, I tend to just use a foil polish if I want a full foil look otherwise you get that ring of polish at the cuticle anyway.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Very true! Although I guess if you use a matching polish colour it’s not that noticeable. Foil can give you a shine not many polishes can, but it also doesn’t last long.

  • Shawna Harrold

    I think it’s gorgeous! I still need to venture down the foil route one of these days 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! You should give it a try 🙂

  • http://www.polishedpathology.com PolishedPath

    LOVE these, and love 5 minute nail art. Makes my life easier!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks – yup, sometimes it’s all we have time for!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    I am no big fan of foils but can I tell you you have the best Sinfuls in your stash?

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, yeah I love my sinfuls! You just can’t beat them for the price.

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