Sunday, November 24, 2013

EpicNail - "Essential" Nail Foil Kit Review {Pic Heavy!}

Epic Nail emailed me and asked if I would like to try and review their nail foil - I was extremely curious, I've never heard of nail foils before. I  browsed through their site (ended up being on the web page for most the morning - I got caught browsing through their huge range of nail products!!!).

There were three different nail foil kits - $36.99 per kit (6 designs each foil is 4cm x 100cm, cuticle sticks and nail glue. You can do up to 60 manicures with each kit. 

Essentials  -



If you want ALL the designs + more... there's an Ultimate kit!!


I picked Essential  because I like the lace patterns. This post is a little over due, but I wanted to be really detailed!

Here's the cuticle stick, I use the pointy end to pick out unwanted foils.


1. Apply base coat (optional)
2. Apply nail polish (optional)
3. Cut your foils into small square pieces to fit your nails
2. Apply a thin layer of nail glue onto each your nails on one hand
3. Wait for approximately 1- 1.5 minutes, until the glue become transparent (if you stick the foil on too soon, the glue will be tacky and you will not get your foil onto your nail)
4. Press the nail foil (coloured side up) onto your nails

5. rub the surface (you should be able to see the foil sticking to your nail) peel off gently.
6. Apply top coat (optional)


Now to the foils!

Winter is Coming 

I thought this was absolutely gorgeous, but once I applied it on my nail, I as convinced. It's was really down to personal preference, I don't think pretty pearly white goes too well with olive skin.

I Heart You

Kawaii! I think this is good for valentine's day. I wasn't too sure how I felt about all these hearts so I tried it on my toes first (Sorry to make you guys look at my toes)... well, guess what, I love it! I'll definitely be using these on my fingers :)

All Laced Up 

This was my favourite design when I opened the box to look at everything. I wore this to a recent wedding (perfect timing!)

 In the Jungle

I'm not too much of an animal print person, and I ran out of fingers to try the foils on so I tried it on my toes, again. They applied really well and my toes never looked so funky! (sorry more toe pics)

I painted a coat of red polish and applied the foil on top.

Pipe Dream

You can either apply the foils on by stamping or full application. Since this was such a colourful design I thought I might ruffle it up a little by dabbing the foil onto my nails, I was a little hesitant about applying this particular design because it was so colourful! I couldn't believe how much I loved the colours once I applied it. I think this is my new favourite!

Although, I'd probably suggest to apply your nail polish prior to application, not sure how I feel about my dabbed look.


I applied a coat of baby pink nail polish underneath

My parents hate like the smell of nail polish inside the house, so I usually do my nails in the garden on a sunny day. It hasn't been particularly sunny lately and I've been pretty busy during the day so i haven't really been able to paint my nails. My nails are often neglected because of this. I was amazed that the foil didn't have any scent, I was able to do my nails while watching tv and not have my parents complain!!!

It was really quick and easy to apply, I didn't have to wait for 5-10mins as I would after applying nail polish. I get very impatient and start doing things with my fingers to ruin the newly applied polish.

The gorgeous designs were definitely a huge plus, probably a good idea to keep a few designs in your draw for special occasions! I've had quite a few people commenting on how much they loved my nails with the foils.

This is great for people who like to change their nail design every couple of days.


Some of the foils are really easy to apply, some were a little stubborn. Quite often, the edge of my nails may not transfer as smoothly, but once you apply a coat of nail polish as the base, it's not so obvious. Unless you have time to fix up the edges by re-stamping, it would probably worth to paint your nails first.

The only other con I can think of is that it doesn't last as long. Make sure you apply a generous top coat, that'll prolong the life a little. My top coat was a little flimsy so It started to chip after a couple of days. However, the one roll of foil will last you for quite a few applications (especially if you have small nails like me).


Overall I really enjoyed using the foils, it was fun and novel. The fact that the foils have no scent was a HUGE bonus for me, I would honestly use the foils more than I would paint my nails. The products in this review were kindly provided by EpicNail. Thank you! ^_^

In addition, Epic Nail is offering all readers free shipping for purchases $30 or over. Just enter the following code: BLOGLILYNLOUISE

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Have you tried nail foils before? Which design is your favourite?


  1. I still haven't tried any nail foils if you can believe it!! :) I love the lace one. Never thought to try them on my toes, the hearts look really good. I will definitely have to give foils a go soon

    1. It's highly recommended Loz :) I can't imagine getting patterns this pretty!

  2. This might be the first time I've seen them on toes! The heart ones are kawaii, indeed!

    1. It's such a novel idea! I was hesitant to put it on my toes but they did end up looking alright :)

  3. These look so nice! I think i'd probably struggle with them though seeing as it takes time and effort to get it right but definitely looks like a lot of fun!

    1. It takes a little bit of time, but I like to play with the foils when i'm watching tv, feels like half the effort!


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