There’s no denying it: Rose gold is the colour of the moment. What better way to say you love this shade than by wearing it on your nails for the holiday season?
I created this rose gold nail art because I’m just so in the mood recently and I wanted to share with you how you can do it yourself with just some nail lacquers. If you’re afraid of gelish, this is a good way to make sure your manicure stays put till the party’s over.
Step 1: Apply a base coat.
Any base coat will be fine, so you can use your favourite or current one. Make sure the layer is thin and dries for about 2 minutes before you apply the next layer.
Step 2: Apply the base colour.
A gold colour works best. One layer is enough to get the metallic sheen. Here, I used the Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in 008 Bold Gold. Let it dry for 2 minutes.
Step 3: Apply a layer of big sequins.
Make sure you spread the sequins out over the entire nail. The sequins don’t have to cover every space there is, but cover about 80%-90% of your nail with the sequin bits. I’m using the 3CE Nail Lacquer Glitter in GT02. You can check it out on the Stylenanda website here. Let it dry for 2 minutes.
Step 4: Apply a layer of small, deep pink sparkles.
One coat should be enough, if you use the Butter London Nail Lacquer in Rosie Lee, like I did here. The point is to create several layers of reflective surfaces so that your nails can catch light from more directions, and thus look even more sparkly and festive. Let it dry for 2 minutes.
Step 5: Apply another layer of big sequins.
Use the same polish as you did in Step 3 above. You can add as much as you did in Step 3, and this time, try to cover any gold spaces left on your nails as well. There shouldn’t be much uncovered space at this point though. Let it dry for 2 minutes.
Step 6: Apply a layer of top coat.
This should be a no brainer. Every manicure starts with a base coat and ends with a top coat. I’m using OPI’s Rapidry Quick Drying Top Coat. Let it dry for 2 minutes.
Step 7: Go over the nail tips with a top coat.
To make sure your manicure lasts even longer than your possible hangover (You shouldn’t!), brush over the tips of your nails with some top coat. This will help to prevent premature chipping of the polish.
You’re done! It might seem like a lot of steps, but it’s actually just about one step per polish. It’s important to let your nails dry in between coats as well, so that the layers adhere better to your nails. I’m doing this for the first time and I can’t take my eyes off my own nails as we speak. I hope you’ll try something like this out as well, and you can even play around with other colours if you prefer something to rose gold. Honestly though, it’s been quite a while since I last saw nails this gorgeous under indoor evening lighting.
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As Christmas is just days away, I’ll be busy spending time with loved ones, just as I’m sure you are. You can join me on Instagram or Snapchat (@lacedivory) to stay connected, and I’ll see you next week when the turkey is no more.