THE STORY SO FAR…
Not since the 80s have foil nails been so popular.
Back then, they were more lacquered and thick unlike todays foils that are powdery thin, almost like blotting paper.
From Beyoncé with her high-voltage, metallic nails to Rihanna’s on-trend tips – bling nails continue to be a seriously big hit with the A-listers.
Plus, from designers like Preen to Mary Katrantzou; the red carpet and the runway have both been dazzled by this eye-catching nail art design.
Unique and multi-dimensional, available in a range of colours, patterns and metallic shades, foils have become an easy alternative to the precious, hand-drawn and sometimes impossibly intricate nail art that dominated the early 2000s.
The ease of use and element of surprise in the final effect is a sure reason why this trend is so popular.
Whether you press different colour foils over and around each other to look like camouflage or cut them into strips, then press on to create a stripe effect; depending on how you apply it, it can leave all sorts of abstract patterns.
The fun of foils is in the experimenting. There are no limits!
And what’s more, nail foils can be easily applied at home where even ordinary polish can be transformed into a work of (nail) art!