Review - KKCenterHK: Silver Holographic Nail Foil

May 23, 2013

Today I'm going to share with you my experience with nail foil I received from KKCenterHK for review. They sent me two foil patterns of my choice and a nail foil glue, and in this post I'm going to review the silver holo foil. 
I actually picked this nail foil because of it's pattern, you can take a better look at it at their site since I had hard time capturing the beauty of the foil on camera. It's really sparkly, reflective and looks very festive. The foil is 1.5 meters long and 4 cm wide, it's rolled and placed in a plastic jar, which was really good because I've ordered nail foil from other shops before and most of them came in a ziplock bag which didn't keep it in a perfect shape as this one was.
I decided to apply a base color as background in case some parts wouldn't transfer, so I picked Essie No Place Like Chrome for this job and applied one coat of it. I waited for it to dry completely, and then I applied one thin coat of the foil glue. This glue dried quite fast and turned from white to clear, it was very sticky compared to another foil glue I have tried.
Once the glue looked dry but tacky, I placed the nail foil on my thumb and pressed it with a cotton pad to make the application better and smooth. So I rubbed it for a while, but I couldn't transfer it at first. It seemed to me that the foil was glued pretty good to the nail, and no matter how much I rubbed it or tried to lift the foil piece from the nail, it wouldn't lift off. I think it might be my fault, maybe I didn't wait long enough for the glue to dry completely.
Then I tried another method, sort of tapping the foil piece on the nail, so it transferred well but in small pieces, so unfortunately I didn't get the whole pattern but only small parts of it. I kept applying the foil with tap motion to the nail until it didn't stick anymore, and the result is before you. It's a pretty cool metallic look, but not as beautiful as the foil itself. It didn't transfer much of the pattern which was a bit sad for me, but I think I will give it another try. I don't know if it's the glue's fault or mine for not waiting enough, but I plan to experiment a little and let you know my results the next time I try it.

You can purchase the nail foil I used at this review at KKcenterHK shop along with other gorgeous patterns, and also find many nail and beauty related products on their shop.
Hope you find this review useful, thanks for reading! :)





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9 Comments

  1. I live the end result, your nails look bright and "party ready" :))

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  2. Beautiful look! I am excited to try nail foil! I love how it looks!

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  3. I love the happy accident- pieces of that foil blend so beautifully into the base you choose - the end result still looks gorgeous!

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  4. Nail foil looks fsb buy looks a little hard to master. x

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  5. wow this is gorgeous!!!!!

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  6. Hi, congrats for the blog! I love your work and your nail plates!
    Can you please tell me what is the top coat you use with nail foils?
    I've tried several, but none works, all of them destroy the foil. I have several foils, but I can't use them because of this :(
    Can you help me?
    Thanks :)

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