I was inspired by abalone shell accessories for today’s nail art. But how can I express such interesting color and texture?

BY USING FOIL! Just the ordinary aluminum foil that you can find in your kitchen.


  • Scissors
  • Nail Filer
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Base Coat
  • Top Coat
  • Quick Dry
  • Dark Color of your choice
  • Toothpick

1. Cut up the aluminum foil into may tiny pieces with the scissor. Varying in size is better.

2. Apply base coat.

3. Put on the dark color of your choice.

4. While it is wet, take a toothpick and dab it in the top coat to pick up the pieces of aluminum foil. Place the pieces where you would like them to be.

5. I decided to put sparkling manicure over the aluminum foil just to add on to the effect.

6. Apply top coat to preserve your color longer.

Hope you guys have fun trying this out, the design always comes out differently depending on how/ where you place the pieces. Also, I would try experimenting further on by using different color nail polish as the background or cutting different shapes other than rectangular or square. Enjoy!