Sep 25, 2012

Inspired by my favorite stone, Lapis Lazuli, I decided to get a little creative this week with my finger nails. Thats right, I whipped out my nail art paintbrush and decided to challenge my non-ambidextrous ways. If you can paint your own nails, you're in the clear, the rest is easy. If not- take all the supplies below to your manicurist, and you too will be in the clear. Voila!

What you'll need: Blue nail polish (I used OPI's 'Dating A Royal'), Topcoat, a small paintbrush, Color Club Gold Foil Flakes (also seen in last week's 5 under $50 story)


Step 1: Paint your fingers with the blue polish and top with a thin layer of top coat. Let dry almost completely.
Step 2: Dip your brush into a very small drop of topcoat. You don't want a lot because your brush will be rock hard for the rest of your life. Stick the brush to pieces of the foil, one at a time.

Step 3: Using your brush, press the foil down onto your nail, it'll stick right away. Keep pressing all the edges down with your brush until the foil is flattened and pretty wrinkle-free.
Step 4: Repeat Step 3
Step 5 (optional): You can press your finger into little gold foil dust pieces and lightly press it onto your nails for very tiny glitter pieces. Do not attempt with brush- follow directions. Fingers.
Step 6: Cover all your nails with an extra layer of topcoat, and another until nails are smooth.
The finished product! 
I am looking forward to using these gold leaf foils like crazy- maybe cover my entire nails with them next time???



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