Feb 19, 2015

NOTD: A kick of gold over matte nails


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Hello lovelies! How are you today? I am still playing with my Zoya matte nail polishes and today I'd like to show you a mani using golden foil from Born pretty store. This manicure is not about "perfect" but about "effect"!! I guess it would be much better appreciated seen from afar than in the close-up pictures. 


Last year, during my blogging brake, I ordered this gold and silver foils duo from Born Pretty Store for testing them. These come in two small round plastic containers which I appreciate because the foil is not completely flat as if it was packed in plastic envelopes.  Each containers holds a very thin sheet of  golden or silver foil (10 x 10 cm approx) and this would be enough for doing several manicures with each sheet. These are very delicate, so you need to handle them with care or they will break. Ideally do not wear lotion on your hands when handling the foils, otherwise they will sitck to your skin a tear!


The manicure I've done is very simple and quickly done! Ideal for a last minute mani. I started with two thin coats of Zoya Savita from Zoya Matte velvet collection, then placed small pieces of golden foil mostly in the center of the nail. I tore the pieces with the tip of a dotting tool, but a toothpick would work as weel (or even better!). I had to work quickly because the matte nail polish dries extremely fast. So I worked one nail at the time. The manicure would last very long if you work with regular topcoat. But that would defeat my idea of having matte nails! So eventually I could have added a coat of matte topcoat to prevent anything from damaging the foil part.


I like very much the final effect and the contrast between the matte polish and the shiny foil! The  2pcs of golden and silver nail art foil are in offer now and retail for only 1.95 USD at Born pretty store.
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I hope you've liked this review. Please, leave your feedback in the comments, it's always much appreciated!
Love,
Nati

32 comments

  1. se ve muy bien ese purpura es muy lindo

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  2. I love purple with gold, also for eye make up, looks very beautiful :)

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    1. I am so glad you like it! purple and gold is one of my favorite combinations. And if you like eye makeup have you checked BH cosmetics has recently launched an eye palette combining matte purple and shimmery gold eyeshadow, you might like it!

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  3. I wish we live nearby, Nati so you can help do my manicure for me! That Zoya nail polish is stunning, love the matte effect and wow, the gold foil definitely took the manicure to the next level, just so pretty!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. thank you Shireen! I feel flattered :)

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  4. wow, it really looks amazing over a purple!

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  5. Gorgeous - that's the first word that comes to mind <3

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  6. Oh wow I really like the gold leafy over the purple. Amazing look :-D

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    1. thank you Ananka! I'm so glad you like it :)

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  7. This is really pretty!!!
    I love it..
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    1. Thank you Dimple :) I'll check your blog!

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  8. The colours just work so well together, and I love that zoya polish! So gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing :)
    Charlotte xxx
    www.dobeautywithcharlotte.com

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  10. I am not proud to admit when I first saw the foil, I thought it's from chocolate LOL

    Love the mani! I have some gold fakie top coat, but the flakes aren't nearly as big! Savita is a real beauty as well!

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    1. haha, oh Sunny, you know, pictures can be deceiving! this foil is so thin, like the thinnest skin and so lightweight
      Flakies topcoat are usually made out real gold, whilst I doubt this one is real gold (judging by the price)
      :)

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  11. What a classy combination! I really love it :D but I think I would drive myself crazy by trying not to touch the nails xD

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    1. ha Natasja! thank you for your comment :)
      btw, you CAN touch your nails! the foil will not come out if you use a topcoat on it.

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  12. the gold over the matte purple is such a striking look! So gorgeous!

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    1. thank you Jacquie!
      yep! striking, so I wanted it :)

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  13. Una combinazione perfetta, adoro il viola e l'oro insieme, poi lo zoya è favoloso.

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  14. Wow!!!
    me encanta cómo te han quedado las uñas! Genial
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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    1. gracias Emma, me alegra que te guste :)

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  15. I love this mani, purple and gold is just beautiful together. :-)

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  16. Very very pretty! :-) I like the choice of colours and also the contrast between matte nail polish and shiny foil :-)

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