The girl with the golden mani.
I'm wearing gold leaf on my nails! Ain't that swell? It is, isn't it?! I know!
Now luckily for you, I'm going to get over the fact that it makes me feel like some sort of Egyptian princess or maybe even a Klimt painting, for just long enough to explain to you how I did it.
First of all I went to the craft store and bought me some gold leaf (well, the one I bought is more like some kind of copper, because the actual gold was ridiculously expensive, and this one is pretty darn cool too, no?).
Then I grabbed a bottle of my favourite budget nail polish by Hema, and gave my nails two layers of the loveliest peachy pink. When they were completely dry, I dabbed on some transparent polish on the spot that I wanted to cover in gold foil, I tore off a small piece of gold leaf with some tweezers and placed it on my nail. Dab it on with your fingers, tear off any excessive pieces of foil. Finish off with a layer (I did two just to be sure) of transparent polish.
Because the foil is very fragile and tears easily it's not evident to cut out clean shapes, so I just went for this nochalant torn-up craquelé look, which ended up to be pretty artistic if I may say so myself. What do you say?
PS: I'm selling some of my shoes, T-shirts, dresses and bags at very democratic prices right here!
Posted by Nimue at 09:17