Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Review/How To - Primark Ooh La La Nail Foils

Over the bank holiday weekend, I took a stroll into town where I found these nail foils unsuspectedly placed in the corner of the local Primark. This just goes to show how big nail art really has become! The shiny gold colour of the foils caught my eye, and I thought it silly not to try them. In the past I have used other similar nail foils, such as these  Nail Rock wraps, however they're almost 7 times the price, the £1 Primark foils just had to be tried out.

You will need:

-Primark Nail Foils, 
-Clear varnish
-Colour of your choice (Deep red/purple works best)
-Gold glitter

How To:

1) Start by painting all nails, except the thumb and ring finger, with a layer of clear varnish. Then paint a layer of the deep purple colour varnish.

2)The apply the foils to the thumb and ring finger. There are plenty of foil sizes to choose from. Smooth down the foils, then file off the excess.

3) Paint another layer of clear varnish over the painted nails

You can leave your nails like this if you prefer, or you could always use a foil on each of the nails for a more intense look.

If you wish to make your nails even more jazzy:

4) While the clear varnish is still slightly wet, dab on some glitter, focusing on the end of the nail. Apply less glitter as you reach towards the bottom of the nail bed, giving a gradual look.

5) Paint a final coat of clear varnish to keep the glitter in place.


Layer up some gold jewellery to enhance the nails. Gold will never go out of fashion, so why not embrace it! I chose a Kat & Bee ring, an Urban Outfitters bracelet and a Casio watch.

Review of Primark Ooh La La Nail Foils:

For a mere £1, I think the nail foils are brilliant! They are quick and easy to apply, even for the less confident nail artist! However, they are thin and not the best quality, especially when compared to the Nail Rock wraps. However, at such a small a fraction of the price, who cares! If you're wanting to add some vibrancy and a splash of luxury into your look, these are the nail foils for you. Even if they do only last one night!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this! Feel free to use my nails anytime haha! xxx