Hello lovelies, today I have a colourful design inspired by @Talialouisenails. We did a mani-swap where she recreated my abstract tree design and I recreated this gorgeous rainbow gradient using nail foils (and didn’t use any gel polish at all!!)
Check out my Youtube video below to see the trick!
For this design I used the trick of using water-based (peel-off) base coat over the foils to prevent the cracking that always results from non-water-based top coats. Once the base coat is dry, just apply a regular or quick-dry top coat over it to seal everything in and you’re set to go!
This trick means you don’t have to worry about investing in a bunch of gel polishes and a UV lamp just to use foils and those cool mirror and holographic powders you see everywhere these days.
Fun fact (?), I actually thought I invented the technique of using UNT’s peel off base coat as a topper to stop the foils from cracking. I was super excited to be able to contribute something brand new to the nail art community. Then I opened Insta and saw about a dozen posts with the same idea. Sigh…
Stay tuned for a bonus extra version of this design coming tomorrow!