El Corazon: 421/3 multi – Art Top Coat + transfer foil

Hi everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a blast this Christmas 🙂

So I thought about creating a fireworks design on my nails. In my head it looked amazeballs, one my nails though, that’s a whole different story. I love how these turned out but let’s be honest… fireworks? Not so much.
el corazon - 421-3 foil1I started with a black base using Black To The Roots by Catrice. To add some dimensional sparkle I applied one coat of 421/3 Multi, Art op coat by El Corazon. After that was completely dry I added some spots and stripes of glue (for transfer foil) and dabbed on the multi colored foil that I got from Hypnotic Polish. Love the foil!!!
No additional top coat though! I’ve found that ‘wrinkles’ the foil (which is pretty cool by the way, but not what I had in mind for this mani). el corazon - 421-3 foilWhat do you think of my -sort of- fireworks mani?

Foil manicure

The easiest way to create a colorful and eye catching manicure is probably by using foil. They come in many design and colors and are super easy to use. The foil I used for this manicure is available at Hypnotic Polish in a set of 25 pcs. I chose to randomly dab on the foil instead of using it as full coverage. You can do this in different ways. You can simply apply your base color and apply the foil when the base color is not completely dry (so that the foil sticks on the nails) or you can use foil adhesive glue as I did here. I waited for my base color to completely dry before randomly adding spots of adhesive glue. Then wait a few minutes until the glue is completely clear and dab on the foil 🙂 It’s that simple.foil hypnotic polishI didn’t add top coat here because I found that it wrinkles the foil which is a cool effect but not what I was aiming for here. foil hypnotic polish1And below you can see how it looks with matte top coat. Here you can really see all the different colors:foil hypnotic polish matteI’m not sure if which I like more, with or without matte top coat. You?