Friday, June 11, 2010

Claire's Salon Nail Foils

I was at the mall a few weeks ago and came across these:
 
It seems with the popularity of Minx, everyone's going to get in on the act. Sephora by OPI has recently announced their version of nail foils as well. Of course a good search online also brings up a few more similar options as well. 

I decided I would try out one of the home versions and see how they fared. Claire's had 4 designs, stars, cheetah, stripes and the ones I grabbed. They were not to hard to apply - but I realized some things that I would do a bit differently the next time. You size them to your nails and trim them up if you need to and then stretch them over your natural nails while smoothing them out. Then you file off the edge. To remove you can either soak them in warm water or heat them with a blow dryer and peel them off. As someone who loves taking hot baths - this is definitely a low for me. This means until they either start coming off or I remove them, I can't take a bath. (how bad does that sound! Obviously I will still be showering.)

Anyway here is the end result:
see my broken middle finger? BOOOO!!! :(




Amazing what a camera picks up and the naked eye doesn't! My cuticles do not look this bad in real life. I also saw there was a little more filing to go and my thumb is a mess. Well the thumb I could tell. I got better after that one.  I think this might take me another application to master. But I will wait to see how long these last before I consider getting another set. 

8 comments:

  1. Pretty cool. I'd definitely like to try these.

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  2. i wonder if they'd be available internationally if yes, I'd definitly give them a try ^^

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  3. Those are cool - I love the metallic/foil accents. I got something like that from Avon, probably 5 years ago, but it was really nice. Kinda strange to deal with, but the end result was good. I think the BFF and I are going to the mall this weekend. Might have to check that out!

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  4. This looks awesome :D Would love to try this sometime :)

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  5. @rijaHDo a search online for nail foils. There was one that kept popping up and it was a UK brand. Good luck!

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  6. @Megan HarmeyerI hope you find them! I ran across them about a month or so ago and didn't grab them. Then the other night I went to Claire's to grab them and it was a different Claire's and they didn't have them. I had to go back to the original Claire's where I had seen them. But they are buy one get one half off! YAY!

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  7. I love it!!! I just finished putting it on. So easy to apply I only paid 9 bucks at rite aide

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  8. Nail foils look amazing for a party or New Years,it only lasts about 4-5 days but I got compliments left and right!! ofcourse i gave myself a mani & pedi...they look fab on your feet!! try it you will love it!! xoxo

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