Monday, 2 March 2015

Foil Stamping

With MUA


Hey all, hope you all had a great weekend. For the start of a new week I had another go at stamping with foil, this time though I used MUA Supernova foil and polishes. I painted my nails yesterday with one coat of Pitch Black. That was so I knew it would be totally dry for stamping today.






I didn't use the foil glue, but sis use the polish, and one of each of the coloured foils. Using small flower images from cheeky plates CH12 and CH17 I stamped the flower then as quick as possible pressed the foil over the stamped image. I did this multiple times on each nail with different coloured foil. Some came out better than others, but still a very pretty effect. This is before topcoat..


 
I wasn't sure if top coating would crackle the foil and ruin the design, but I don't think it did. Take a look..



I really like this, and have entered it in the Grazia UK #ManicureMonday competition, so fingers crossed for being shortlisted :)
If you would like to try this, the MUA Luxe Foil kits can be bought from Superdrug and MUA, where they are on special offer of 3 for 2!
Thanks for stopping by and as always stay safe and much love..


48 comments:

  1. This is a very interesting stamping technique!

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  2. wow Tracey this is pretty cool! I love it I gotta give this a try sometime :) xx

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  3. This is so neat! I always love your work.

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    1. Thanks so much for such a nice comment :)

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  4. This is very pretty! I love how the different colors of the flowers pop against the black. :0)

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    1. Thank you, I love the way they pop too :)

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  5. Wow, I had no idea this worked. I have to try!

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    1. Thanks, you should have a go :)

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  6. This is SO SO pretty!!!! You know how much I love me some foils <3

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  7. What an incredible technique! This mani is so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm gonna wear it for a few days as I love it so much :)

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  8. Those look amazing! Very creative!

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  9. I've never used foil, I keep hearing people rave about it on fb though. This is pretty!

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    1. Thank you, I love this effect, though it did take some practice to get it right x

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  10. My next mani is going to be using this technique! So excited! I love what you've done :)

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  11. My next mani is going to be using this technique! So excited! I love what you've done :)

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    1. Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

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  12. Awesome technique!!! I'll definitely be trying it!

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  13. I'm afraid to ask how long this took. haha It's so pretty! I couldn't stop staring!

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    1. Thank you, it didn't take me that long, about 45 mins in total, as you have to work quickly from stamping to adding the foil before the stamped polish dries x

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  14. That's really a very pretty one :)

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  15. These are so cool! I never would have thought to use foil that way!

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    1. Thanks, you should have a go! :)

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  16. Wow, that's too advanced a technique for me but it's good to know it's out there. Someday...

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    1. Its really easy to do, just need to work quickly. Thank you x

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  17. I love how you used the foil over the stamp!!!! What an ingenius technique!!!

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  18. This is so beautiful! I've been meaning to try this technique, need to get some foils first.

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    1. Thank you, would love to see what do :)

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  19. This is such a gorgeous mani! I have never seen anything like this.

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  20. I watched this technique on you tube and here you go just perfect foil stamping. I loved how it came out. Which topcoat you used?

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    1. I have tried with my other foils but it didn't work aswell. These plain ones from MUA work perfectly. The topcoat is a cheapy I got ages ago from my local pound shop x

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  21. This is beyond gorgeous!!! Wow!!!

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  22. This is gorgeous! One of these days I have to try the foil stamping method.

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    1. Thank you, you should it's looks awesome and I've had so many compliments and still wearing it! X

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  23. I love this. I can never get looks like this to work, but you make it beautiful.

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  24. Beautifully done. I agree, with designs like this, the topcoat doesn't really change the foil much, and it's essential to have that topcoat protection. :)

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    1. Thanks, with foil yes, I'm saving this topcoat for when I use foil, as I can no longer get it. A one off sale ages ago and I should have bought more lol x

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