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Friday, October 24, 2014

Finally a top coat that wont ruin nail foils! Sprout- Raindrop clear

     Today I have for you the answer to all your nail foil prayers. Ok well, to be honest, I don't know if that's true, but I did find a top coat that works with nail foils. Finally! You might remember my previous post: My love/hate relationship with nail foils from earlier this year.  Sprout Raindrop clear top coat was the answer to my needs.


      For this test, I used some nail foils that I picked up at Dollar Nail Art. They are not the easiest to apply, but I'm hoping that I'll get a little more practice now that I've found a way to actually wear them. I'll start out with a picture of the nail foils alone.

    
     And here's a macro shot just in case you want a better look. As you can see I still struggled with getting these applied  just right, but I was still able to get good results for the top coat testing.

     After applying the foils I added a thin coat of Sprout, making sure to not drag the brush across the surface of the nail. This is not a quick dry top coat and did take about 20 minutes to fully dry for me.


     While I still didn't get absolutely perfect results from Sprout it is leaps and bounds better than my traditional top coat that I attempted to use the last time. There is still some slight wrinkling of the foils but it's minimal. This next macro shot makes it seem much worse than it is to the naked eye.


     On the left is a nail foil with only Sprout Top coat applied, on the right is the addition of a quick dry top coat. I wanted to see if the quick dry top coat would still ruin the nail foils after Sprout was applied and also which way would hold up better. The additional top cost also seemed to smooth out any wrinkles in the foils. 

    Now the real test. How did everything hold up after a day filled with laundry, dishes, and raking leaves?


     Well, not as good as a traditional manicure that's for sure. But it was a completely different experience for me than the first time wearing foils. The ring finger held up the best as that was the only one with both top coats on it.


      Sprout Raindrop clear didn't turn out to be the miracle product I was hoping it would be, and allow me to wear nail foils for a few days. But it is the only top coat I've used that didn't ruin the foils the minute it touched the nail. And now I can wear nail foils without my nails being a complete disaster after walking out the door.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!











16 comments :

  1. Those foils look great! I've never tried them before, but I imagine I'd be annoyed if something I worked hard on got ruined the minute I walked out the door!

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    1. They do take some getting used to when applying them, and a little patience. But the designs available are so cool that it makes me want to put in the work. I was so bummed the first time wearing them and they basically melted on my nails after a few minutes.

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  2. That's awesome that you found one!

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    1. Me too! I bought a kit of foils from Dollar nail art and was annoyed that I couldnt really wear them.

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  3. That is really interesting! I've never tried foils, they look so hard to use and wear for awhile! :(

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    1. There is a trick to applying them thats for sure. And I have yet to master it! My plan is to use them for accent nails. Thats way I get the practice and wont be nothered if I have to change them often.

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  4. That stinks that they didn't turn out like the miracle you thought they would be. At least you know the topcoat is able to be used, you just have to change your mani every 2 days :(. Better luck next time!

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    1. Actually Im not that bothered by having to change them every other day. I normally dont wear a manicure that long anyway. Im justhappy I found a way to wear them at all.

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  5. I still haven't used foils, they seem so difficult!

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    1. Once you tryit a few times it's not really that hard, but there is a trick to it. And you need some patience thats for sure. My biggest probelm is I dont let the glue base dry enough before trying to apply them.

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  6. I've never tried foils out but have always wanted to! I've heard that they are top coat finicky so I'm glad to see that you found one to last a little while!

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    1. I dont see myself wearing the foils often. There are some great patterns out there that would be great accent nails. And now I know I can actually wear them so Im happy.

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  7. Hmmm, I've never tried foils either but they always look really cool! Too bad that this wasn't the miracle top coat for foils but at least you found that works alright for a little while!

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    1. I completely agree. It would be nice to find one that doent react with the foils at all, but I can live with these results. I hardly ever wear a manicure for more than 1 day anyway.

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  8. I know I'm late to the topic but all you need is a good water based glossy varnish. Let that dry for...like, ever..lol. Then top coat with your fave fast dry top coat. I use Best Glue Ever and HK Girl top coat. Also helps to grab an empty bottle to decant the varnish into.

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  9. Thanks for the tip. I dont think I've ever seen a water based top coat before. I'm going to have to google it to see if one is available and wont break the bank.

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