I wasn't lying when I said this was a fun collection to play with! Here is the Ciaté Colourfoil Kaleidoscope Klash set again...
|Ciaté Very Colourfoil Manicure with Bounce, Beaut, & Blaze foil over Pepperminty, in shade|
|Pretty holographic foil pattern!|
I originally had started with blue and gold foil, and they came out beautifully! However, since I did this late at night, I had to wait till the morning to take pictures so I decided not to topcoat (thinking that it would ruin the holo) and went to sleep with my nails drying. The polish was dry, but the glue for the foil was tacky feeling the entire time. Also when I woke up and I saw that some of the foil had rubbed off somehow in my sleep and also that the foil had gotten dull overnight and lost its holographic pattern. You can see very clearly in the first picture how the gold and blue foil are dull and cracked looking.
I was sad, wondering what had happened. I decided to quickly fix my manicure by adding one more foil color (the red) and this time finishing up my manicure with topcoat like I always do, not caring if it ruins the holographic foil pattern. This completely solved all the issues! I wore these out to the gym and everything and they survived and did not lose the holographic pattern or the shine. You can see the pretty sparklies in the last 2 pictures from the red foil.
So the lesson is to make sure to finish this off with a topcoat (like the instructions say)! It doesn't ruin the holo or crack the foil like I thought it would...not wearing topcoat actually does that. I was silly for thinking topcoat would be a bad idea, no idea where that came from. Thanks for reading!