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Nail art foil glue

Post  shoppingaddict on Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:16 am

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I bought some nail art foils from eBay but I've since discovered that you need a special glue to apply it. The glue is about £3 on eBay so no biggy, but does anyone know what it actually is?!
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Re: Nail art foil glue

Post  starrystarry on Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:31 am

shoppingaddict wrote:Ladies

I bought some nail art foils from eBay but I've since discovered that you need a special glue to apply it. The glue is about £3 on eBay so no biggy, but does anyone know what it actually is?!

Yes it's weird stuff. Kind of like a thin PVA glue. It goes on a sort of milky white colour then dries clear. You're supposed to wait until it goes clear before you put the foil on. I've got a small bottle of it for when I occasionally use foils, which I haven't done for yonks. Wouldn't be surprised if mine has dried up.

I don't know whether PVA glue would work, might be worth a try.
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Post  shoppingaddict on Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:49 am

I thought about it but pva doesn't stay tacky for very long, not long enough I don't think.
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Re: Nail art foil glue

Post  Sam on Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:03 am

No I don't think PVA would work. The foil glue stuff when it "dries" still stays sticky like indefinitely. Not a clue what it is though sorry!
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Post  Charlilouise on Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:48 pm

I have heard the Picture polish revolution makes a great topcoat for foils. Normal topcoats tend to ruin the foils, making them wrinkle.
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Re: Nail art foil glue

Post  Geordie Nails on Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:06 pm

I have Revolution and I have foils, I could try it and see what happens (and how long it lasts because Revolution isn't properly a polish).
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Post  HanSpan on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:05 pm

Geordie Nails wrote:I have Revolution and I have foils, I could try it and see what happens (and how long it lasts because Revolution isn't properly a polish).

Ooh so do I and I don't use the foils as they seem to get wrecked so fast. I may have to try this too & will report back.
won't be for a while though. too hot to polish again.

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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:09 pm

Oh great. Now I want foils and glue Shocked 
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:12 pm

Would one of these make an OK starter set? Or am I better off buying individually from eBay. (I'm determined to get some use out of that Revolution..........!)
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Post  shoppingaddict on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:23 pm

Think you can get a starter set on eBay for cheaper.....
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Post  Geordie Nails on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:54 pm

I bought all mine from Nail Delights, I think they're £2.15 apiece and you get a deal on the glue when you buy them. I did try with Revolution and it worked!! But I need major practise in applying foil as a full-cover mani which is why I don't have pics Rolling Eyes 
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Post  HanSpan on Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:22 am

I got my first lot from an FB swap page, then I think I went to nail delights too for the glue and a few more rolls.

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Re: Nail art foil glue

Post  Jasmina on Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:34 am

I wish I had the patience for this, I am too crack handed.

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Post  shoppingaddict on Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:39 am

Bloody nail delights are out of stock and i'm impatient so I've ordered a bottle off ebay...
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Re: Nail art foil glue

Post  TarasTalons on Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:02 am

I hate foil glue! I use the best glue ever to do my foils but it's expensive!

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Post  Jasmina on Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:03 am

TarasTalons wrote:I hate foil glue! I use the best glue ever to do my foils but it's expensive!

How long does it take to master the technique? I think it looks awesome but I am impatient.

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Post  TarasTalons on Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:10 am

Jasmina wrote:
TarasTalons wrote:I hate foil glue! I use the best glue ever to do my foils but it's expensive!

How long does it take to master the technique? I think it looks awesome but I am impatient.

It's really easy! I wanted to use foil in a specific design but I practised first thinking it'd be difficult but it was surprisingly easy!

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Re: Nail art foil glue

Post  Jasmina on Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:21 am

TarasTalons wrote:
Jasmina wrote:
TarasTalons wrote:I hate foil glue! I use the best glue ever to do my foils but it's expensive!

How long does it take to master the technique? I think it looks awesome but I am impatient.

It's really easy! I wanted to use foil in a specific design but I practised first thinking it'd be difficult but it was surprisingly easy!

Cool Thankyou, might ask for some as a bday pressie

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Post  TarasTalons on Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:24 am

Jasmina wrote:
TarasTalons wrote:
Jasmina wrote:
TarasTalons wrote:I hate foil glue! I use the best glue ever to do my foils but it's expensive!

How long does it take to master the technique? I think it looks awesome but I am impatient.

It's really easy! I wanted to use foil in a specific design but I practised first thinking it'd be difficult but it was surprisingly easy!

Cool Thankyou, might ask for some as a bday pressie

Trust me, you won't regret it! But if you want to see it done and how easy it is just watch some robin moses videos on youtube where she uses it and you'll get loads of tips!

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Re: Nail art foil glue

Post  Sam on Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:46 am

It really is easy - just don't get impatient, make sure the glue's completely clear before you apply the foil!
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Re: Nail art foil glue

Post  shoppingaddict on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:17 am

Well I've done my first set. I wanted contrasting colours but I think colours definitely need to be similar. Unfortunately I didn't take any piccies after I'd done. I did them last night and I've just taken the picture.

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As you can see they didn't last long!!!!

Will be removed tonight.
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Re: Nail art foil glue

Post  Sam on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:53 am

Did you topcoat them? They really won't last without it!

Also, if you get any little gaps when you apply the foil, you can just dab over it with another bit of foil (as long as you're using a plain foil like this!)
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Post  shoppingaddict on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:57 am

No I didn't Sam. I heard that they would wrinkle and look strange with top coat on.

I will experiment however! Only my first attempt! Very Happy 
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:01 am

shoppingaddict wrote:No I didn't Sam. I heard that they would wrinkle and look strange with top coat on.

I will experiment however! Only my first attempt! Very Happy 

Do you still have your Revolution SA? It's supposed to be great as a foil topcoat.
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Re: Nail art foil glue

Post  sandy2 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:55 pm

Is the glue the same sort of stuff (size I think it's called) that is used when you gold or silver leaf something in craft projects?

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