Sonia: dont know if they have a shelf life but Em's problem definitely isnt that coz she bought them from me and they are only 3 months old!!! Not only that, i showed her how to do it using the stuff she bought from me and it was fine!! Lol!!princessmowgli said:You need to apply the adhesive as thinly as possible. Assuming it is milky in colour, wait until it goes clear & then put on the foil. Press it down all over the nail so as not to miss any 'glued' area perhaps with a tissue/lint free pad & then lift the foil from the finger. Any areas not covered can be retouched by replacing the foil on top. Apply a sealer.
This said I have also had some trouble with the finished effect. Does either the foil or the adhesive have a shelf life, or maye there could be dust on the foil. I just don't know other than the fact that often it works but sometimes it simply doesn't. Any tips would be much appreciated.
Cant help ya, Karen, coz i've never used metallic foils but i'm sure it shouldnt crack like that. Maybe that's why they call it the antique look - coz there's not other way it goes on!!! I've been little or no help here - sorry about that!!!!!!!Karen_SCV said:As already said the glue needs to be applied very thinly & then given plenty of time to dry. Once the glue is completely clear I apply the foil & rub with a cotton bud. As you are rubbing you can usually see the foil starting to seperate from the backing film, dont try to pull the backing off to early, if you have rubbed sufficiently it should lift away nicely.
The biggest problem I have had with the finished effect is with the metalic effect foils which, once I applied the sealer, started to look as if the foil was cracked. I did once see a picture of a metalic foiled nail which was descibed as a "pretty antique look" but to me it just looked cracked :lol: So I'm not sure if it was just my application or if metalic foils all do that.
Wendy, me darling mate, you are absolutely correct in what you say but as you know with everything nails, sometimes its easier said than done and it's just perseverance and a lot of swearing!!!!!!!!talented talons said:I thought with putting foils on you need to put the adhesive on which is milky in colour. Then when it dries clear you then press your foil on firmly and make sure you really go down the sides using a tissue over the top , then when you peel the backing off as such the foil should remain, hope this helps.
u'll get it if you persevere! step back coz you've obviously been trying too hard hunny!emmalouisa said:hi i dont no wats going on with it i just havent got the patience for it i tryed it again but some parts didnt stick properly x
thanxs 4 your help