Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review: KKCenterHk N.NAIL Silver Glitter Hidden Patten Nail Foil Transfer [NNAIL-E19]

This post contains a press sample.

Today I have a pretty cool product to share with you, from KKCenterHk. Today I'm showing you N.NAIL Silver Glitter Hidden Patten Nail Foil Transfer [NNAIL-E19]. This is nail foil which can be transferred to your nail.  

Here is shown the container of foil next to a bottle of their glue which they also sent me to try out. To use this product, basically you're supposed to do your manicure as normal: basecoat, polish, etc. Let it dry, then apply a coat of the glue to your nail, cut out a strip of the foil, and press it gently to your nail for a few seconds. Then you lift the foil and wallah! the foil is transferred.

Here is shown 1 strip of the foil next to a dime. I used this ONE foil on all 10 of my nails and as you can see, I had a ton of the foil left over! Woohoo! Excellent, because this sells in lengths of 59 inches! Lots of leftovers to use.

Now let me talk about the glue for a minute. The glue itself is awful for this and I will be saving it for something else more practical, although what I'm not sure at the moment. The problem with the glue is that it never dried. So while the foil stuck to my nails, so did everything else. Nails full of hair, lint, etc. did not make me happy. Fortunately, I was able to remove the whole thing just with hot water.

Update:  It turns out I was not using the glue correctly. When used correctly, it does work much better although there is still some gumminess with fuzz and whatnot sticking to my nails a tiny little bit. My apologies to KKCenterHk.

Shown here with 2 coats of Sinful Colors Dream On. I used this polish in honor of National Headache Awareness Month. The name seemed fitting, even if the color is more raspberry than lavender :) Anyway, the picture on the right was taken the same day I tried using the foil with the glue.

The next day I decided to do a gradient with Dream On and Kleancolor Neon Purple. I just used a sponge to do the gradient and I gotta say I love this look so I'll be doing more gradients in the future. I think applied 1 coat of top coat over the nails, let it sit for a little bit and started applying the foil.

 While this nail foil was a lot of fun to work with and I do love how it turned out, there are a few problems with it. You cannot use top coat over top of it at all. The top coat gets rid of the rainbow holo effect and makes it look like flat foil. Interesting, but boring.
Since you can't use top coat with this, it doesn't last too long. After a day of chores, most of the foil had worn away. Several days later I did still have a little bit of the foil on my nails but not enough to look like I had done it on purpose.

(Here's a shot in the shade. It does look pretty cool!)

Even though it didn't last long, this was a lot of fun to work with and I do like the product. It's a great way to spice up an old manicure because you can use it to hide mistakes or worn away tips. Definitely a great product for something you'd want to wear to a party or other temporary means. I probably will be using this a lot more in the future when I'm just not in the mood for crackle... I just won't be using the glue!

Thanks to KKCenterHk for providing me with this sample.

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1 comment:

  1. it's pretty, and rather unique ... just a shame that top coating it gets rid of the rainbow effect of the polish. love the gradient, too :)