We’re all about the shine this summer. From our white and gold boho-style Uma flats to our brand-new Gold Ostrich Embossed M.A.C. Bombe, we’re adding a bit of sparkle to our outfits this season with metallics. Now, thanks to The Beauty Department, we can rock nail art to match!
- Turquoise nail polish
- Gold leafing sheets
- Clear top coat
- Nail file
#1. Paint all of your nails with the base color you choose.
#2. Use scissors to cut small triangle shapes that will fit the corners of your nails. You want to cover about 1/3 of your nail, so make your triangles about that size.
#3. Wet a q-tip and use that to pick up your gold triangle. Don’t try to pick them up with your fingers– you’ll crumble them.
#4. Lay the gold leaf triangle on the corner of the nail. You want to work quickly so the leafing sticks to the polish. The polish should be dry but still slightly tacky. If it’s too dry, put a very thin layer of clear top coat down before laying the leaf on the nail.
#5. Smooth over the gold leaf with a clean dry q-tip to remove wrinkles/bubbles. If you mess up and chip off a piece of gold, it’s totally fine! Gold leafing is so thin that you can just lay another piece over the messed up part and it blends right in.
#6. Use a nail file to gently file off the excess just like you would with nail stickers.
#7. Finish with a quick drying clear coat to lock the gold leafing down!