There are a few ways to Apply beautiful Nail foils to your nailsand this is a Tutorial to walk you through some of the common Methods A nail foil comes in a sheet or roll and one side is acetate and the other is a foil thay can be placed over your nail and sticks to it creating amazing colourful effects.


Some people apply Nail foils Directy onto wet Nail Varnish but this doesnt give the Proffesional Effect and not all Foils will work with nail varnish.

For the Best results you will Need some Nail foils, Nail Glue especially made for Foils and A top coat that does not make the foil wrinkle up a water based or oil based top coat is ideal but can be hard to come across so the more common option is a gel top coat


Prep and clean and buff your nails ideally using a alchol based nail prep cleaner.Apply two coast of colur allowing each layer to dry properly before proceeding

A common choice is black to make the colours pop if your not covering the complete nail or clear will fo if you doing a full cover

Once the polish is completley dry apply a layer of nail foil glue once it has dried it will go clear now your nail is ready to have the foil applied

Cut the foil into a rectangle shape that is a bit bigger than your nail so there is a excess around the edge and firmly place the foil ontop of you nail,some people press down with their fingers and rub the whole foil tightly onto the nail others use a orange stick to press the foil on it will depend on the foil you are using how easily it takes to your nail ,Do not rush this part take time to push the foil onto the nail and once you are sure it has stuck to the nails surface you can gently lift the foil,if there are patches that have not stuck you can reapply the foil over the gaps where there is exsess foil left

Once you are happy with the coverage apply Two top coats to the nail allowing them to dry inbetween.

Uv Gels are slightly easier in the fact that they work better with the foils no chance of wrikling or destroying the foil below is a great tutorial on how to do gel nails

In the video Suzy does not use a Nail Glue but uses a sticky layer of Nail varnish

With uv lights from as little as £4.00 in our shop ityou can try foils out without a big outlay

All products for foil application can be found in our shop in the Nail Fo catergory

9 Sheets Holographic Nail Foil

NICOLE DIARY Nail Glue for Nail Foil Transfer

3 thoughts on “How to Perfectly Apply Nail Foils To You Nails

  1. Hi there,loved watching your foil video very effective.can you tell me what your are spraying from the bottle to wipe nails and back of foil.thank you Anne x

    1. Hi Anne Thats Alchol in Suzies Spray bottle ,usually its used for wiping the sticky layer off gel nails after they have been in the lamp but in this video she uses it to clean her nails from the dust and to remove the top layer from the back of the foils before she applys them
      hope that helps

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