Gold nails are everywhere. I personally blame Beyonce for this – it all started a few years ago with Minx, which instantly swept the nation with their gold & silver foil manicures. But Minx is expensive. Besides, I’ve heard so many people’s complaints – lifting after a day or two, fungus, ew. There are a million other ways to get the look. Gold glitter, Chanel Peridot… or… do it yourself! Today’s DIY costs about $.50, but provides a look that would cost $50.00 if you went to the salon.
What you need:
Start by snipping your gold leaf into several small pieces. Try not to let it crinkle as you cut.
Then, paint on one coat of nail polish.
Once polish is tacky (read: not wet, but sticky,) apply a strip of gold leaf to your nails or toes.
Carefully press it to your nail, to ensure that the leaf bonds with the polish. Smooth out any wrinkles with your finger.
Continue on each nail.
Seal it with top coat, and you’re done. Seriously. (Easiest DIY ever, right?)
Revel in the fact that your gorgeous pedicure (or manicure) cost way less than even a standard New York City $8.00 on the corner of the street manicure cost.
Yes, this is real life… now go out and buy some gold leaf!!