Monday, January 20, 2014

Formula X Nail Polish: The Foil Look

Hey guys!
I was going to try and have this post up on Saturday, but for some reason I couldn't download the pictures from my camera to my laptop. I got a new camera for Christmas and I love it so much, but now my poor laptop can't keep up. It's starting to really slow down and crash easily, so I need to get a new one but I really don't know what kind I want...it's such a hard decision!
Anyway! Today I'll be reviewing The Foil Look nail polish from Formula X.


A couple of years ago, I saw a picture in a magazine of metallic nails, and since then I have had an infatuation with silver nails. So the other day when I got an email from Sephora and saw this product, I got so excited and immediately went out to buy it. The little kit is $25 which is pretty spendy, but I had a coupon and you get two bottles of nail polish (a base and the actual silver color) in the box. So in reality, it's $12.50 for each bottle, which isn't too terrible. And honestly, I have been wanting a metallic nail polish that actually looks like metal for such a long time so I was willing to pay that much. 

Nail foil base (left) and the nail foil itself (right)
The base that it comes with is supposed to help the nail foil look more metallic, and it did look a little different from my other nail polish base. The directions also said to use the Formula X nail cleanser on your nails before the base for the best results, but I just used some nail polish remover to get the excess oils off, I think it works just the same. Then you just apply a thin coat of the base, let that dry, and apply the nail foil. It also says not to use a top coat in order to "preserve the mirror finish" so I didn't put one on. The nail foil dried really quickly (within two minutes!) so that was really convenient.


I really love how it looks on my nails! I was so excited to find this product and I'm really glad I bought it. The box says it's a one night wear, and now I see why. Without a top coat, the nail polish wears off and chips really easily. I have had it on for a couple of days and it looks like it's been on for a week. However, I put a top coat on a couple of my nails to see if I could tell a difference, and you really can't. Those nails also don't have chips like the others, so next time I will be putting a top coat on all of my nails. All in all, I really love this product and I'm very satisfied! I definitely recommend getting this if, like me, you have been looking for a true metallic-looking nail polish. I have been driving my family crazy from comparing my nails to anything metal that I come across. It really looks like you have silver on your nails! I could go on and on about how much I love it. 

What's your favorite nail polish look? Have you ever tried any metallic shades?

Thanks for reading, and have a great rest of your day! :)

20 comments:

  1. That nail polish looks amazing! I love the colour!
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    1. Yeah, I think it has turned into one of my favorites!
      Thanks for reading!

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  2. Those nails would look great for a new years party :)
    My favourite nail varnish would probably be Barry M x

    LauraThinksAbout

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    1. Yeah they really would! I have always wanted to try Barry M but I don't think they sell it in the states :/ I've heard great things about their nail polishes!

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  3. Ooooh these look so pretty! I love that kind of metallic effect, it looks really good!
    Bea x
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  4. That looks fantastic! I've been loving the metallic trend and nails are a great small investment to get on board with that. Thanks for commenting :)

    xx
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    1. Yeah definitely! Usually I'm pretty girly so it was weird having my nails painted with a metallic polish at first haha!
      Thanks for reading! (:

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  5. Oh wow, I love the look of this! I'll have to buy it when I visit America x

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  6. amazing post and blog
    I've followed your blog, it would be great if you do the same <3
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    1. Aw thanks! (:
      I will go follow, thanks for reading!

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  7. oh wow! it actually works, how cool (:

    xxx Anna
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    1. Yeah, I was worried it wouldn't look quite as good as the pictures but it really does!
      I'll go take a look! (:

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  8. cool color!

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    1. Yeah I love it! I actually wore it last night to winter formal and it looked great with all my jewelry!

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