To achieve this fade-to-gold manicure, Lesleykat began by applying two coats of Zoya's Areej, a creamy fuchsia pink, as a base. Next, she added two sheer layers of Petites by Scherer nail polish in Universe, a sheer gold shimmer with gold flakes. To deepen the gold near the cuticle, she then applied Gosh's Gold nail polish, followed by a couple of layers of Sally Girl's Gold Glitter (which has both small and large hexagon-shaped glitters) to the entire nail. A swipe of Seche Vite topcoat provided hold and shine.
But, back to the cost. The £83,000 bottle is available at British jeweler Frost of London, but a £5 "ready to wear" version of the polish launches in December. We're betting this particular bottle will go unsold, but you can't put a price on the buzz it'll generate.
May I present to you a holiday nail suggestion: glitter-tipped gold. To create this look, I used Sephora by OPI Charge It! ($9) as my base color. Two coats give a nice opaque, metallic finish. After letting them dry for a few minutes, I then applied a dab of clear (glitter polish would work well too) and dipped the tips of the nails right into the glitter. The glitter I used was LA Splash Lady Luck ($7). This glitter is especially cool because it has small glitter pieces as well as larger ones, and it reflects golds, pinks, and greens.
When it comes to holiday makeup, all that glitters truly is gold. There are few shades more universally flattering, and the light-diffusing properties of metallics make skin look soft, warm, and undeniably inviting. There's no better time of year to deck yourself out in a little royal glitter, whether you want to glow in soft candlelight or correct the harshness of fluorescent office lighting. I've put together a complete gold color palette, from lip gloss to eye liner and mascara, to help you have a little fun with the original precious metal. Click through and stay golden, Pony Girl.
I've always seen a range of gold polishes available in stores, but I never knew anyone who actually wore them. However, in the past two episodes of The Hills, I've spied pale gold digits on Heidi Montag. They match her newly lightened hair well and since we know that metallics aren't going anywhere, it's only natural that this gilded trend has trickled down to the fingertips. Here are a couple of wearable gold polishes to help liven up your holiday look!
MAC Gold Veneer Nail Lacquer ($10) is part of their Holiday Antiquitease Collection. It is a frosty gold, almost tarnished yellow shade that contains UV protection as well as new technology to make it extra extra glossy. One coat adds a nice pale touch to your fingers, while two coats is darker and a little bit more dramatic.
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As you may already know, the French clothing company Paul & Joe has branched out into developing beauty products. I couldn't resist writing about their ultra chic metallic nail polish color called, Etoile Scintillante, $12.
We've already acknowledged that silver polish is a super hot trend for Spring, but how do you feel about going for the gold? Is it something that you'll be sporting on your nails, toes, or both?