Hi all! This is the second review for the items I received from Born Pretty Store. Gold leaf top coats were everywhere last fall and winter, but I could not bring myself to spend $30 on a top coat. 24K or not! There have been tons of DIY gold leaf top coats posted on various blogs and I may eventually post my own but I wanted to try the "gilted" look without the hassle of having to funnel bits of gold leaf into a tiny top coat bottle.
Born Pretty offers a 12 piece set of Gold and Silver Foil. They come scrunched in tiny little plastic pots. I think the pots make the foil easier to use since you can just dip your tweezers or scissors into the pot and pull off only what you need. The foil does cling to everything so I suggest not using your fingers to apply it. I used tweezers and pulled tiny pieces from both the gold and silver pots. I started by painting my nails with two coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy. Once dry to the touch I took my tweezers and applied small pieces of the foil to my nails. I gently tapped the foil on my nail to smooth the each piece down. Once that was done, I applied a coat of SV.
The 12 piece set retails for $5.53 with free worldwide shipping. You can find them here. Don't forget to use my promo code PSL91 for 10% off your order!