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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Gold Leaf Topcoat with Turquoise

Today's post is one I know many of you have been waiting for, ever since I updated the cover photo on my Facebook page to include this first image.


What you're looking at is a gorgeous gold leaf topcoat over Finger Paints Tiffany Impostor. It's real gold, people!

I first saw this gold leaf topcoat when Lori (some of you may know her as the Spectraflair lady) posted about it in a Facebook group we are both in. It turned out that she had actually made it herself using sheets of gold leaf! I was immediately enamored and asked her if she would be kind enough to make me one. Luckily for me, she agreed!


It was difficult to choose what to layer it over. I tried it over black, of course, and while it looked totally bad ass, I decided to go with more of a turquoise color. Turquoise and gold is a classic combination to me, and I was so pleased with the way it turned out.

You are seeing three coats of the gold leaf in these photos. You have to be careful that you don't glob it on when you are applying it, because it will bubble later on and you will only see it once it's dry.


Lori is willing to make and sell more of these topcoats, while her supplies last! She is selling them for $15 shipped in the US. Email msindent@comcast.net for purchasing information. (Psst, you can also email her for information about purchasing Spectraflair, the pigment you need to make your own holographic nail polish!)

47 comments:

  1. Beautiful! These are two of my favorite colors <3

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  2. This is lovely, they look amazing together!

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  3. wow this is amazing! you layered it perfectly!

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  4. It looks amazing! I love it!

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  5. The color combination is perfect and this top coat is stunning! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. The color combination is perfect and this top coat is stunning! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. Woah! It's blingy and girly :D Pure awesomeness! True gold in your fingers, lady. That rocks.

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  8. Very pretty and different! I love it against the soft turquoise. Lovely combo!

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  9. That looks perfect! It has such a Louis XIV vibe for me for some reasons. Or I don't know. Just looks like something luxurious from another time in history. :)

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  10. Beautiful! Reminds me of a Faberge egg!

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  11. wow that is a beautiful combination - they work so well together xx

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  12. This is so pretty!! The colors work perfect together! la la LOVE <3

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  13. Amazing... SO pretty and awesome!!!!

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  14. This is gorgeous! I just showed my husband and he said 'ooh it looks like goldschlager' haha!

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  15. Gorgeous and I agree with turquoise and gold being a classic combo! It's always hard to find yellow gold and turquoise jewelry but man it's stunning!

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  16. this is beautiful! I've already tried it once but without formulating the gold leaves into a polish, I just added the gold leaves afterwards.

    I really love the color combo you chose!

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  17. completely gorgeous!! I've truly never seen anything else like it!! do you have to shake the bottle well before you apply? or does it stay suspended?

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    1. The way Lori makes them is by putting the leaf in nail polish suspension base, which is used to suspend glitter. So in this case it doesn't sink, but if you add it to regular clear it might.

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  18. This is awesome!! (Also interesting, as right now I am wearing blue polish with Essie's As Gold as it Gets over-top. Not exactly real gold, but same idea! :D)

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  19. This is so pretty! I'd feel so bad taking flakes of real gold off my nails though!

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  21. I've been thinking about doing that same thing ever since I saw the Rococo Gold Leaf top coat and it's OOS status.

    I know other people have tried to duplicate it but they used foils and things that would melt / react with polish so the results weren't so good. I think the only other issue I could think of is checking to make sure there isn't any copper in the gold leaf or gold flakes.

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  22. Gorgeous combo! This gold leaf top coat looks amazing.

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  23. beautiful! who needs jewelry right lol

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  24. This is just stunning! Turquoise and gold is also one of my favorite combinations! And real gold too, that's so diva ;-) Pinned it!

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  25. This is such a beautiful and elegant combination. Love it! :)

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  26. that is coooool! i have some gold and silver leaf and i just have no idea what to do with it but now i do! xxx

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  27. Could you give the link to Lori's FB Page would love to check it out this looks amazing great post!

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    1. Here you go:
      http://www.facebook.com/spectraflair4u

      It is probably easiest for her though if you email with inquiries instead of posting on the wall there. :)

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  28. now that is a flakey top coat love love love it

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  29. Great choice with the gold and turquoise, it's one of my fave combos. And perfect application too!

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  30. AH!

    I just bought flaky leaf-style glitters for my frankening efforts, a set of 12 colors... I think now I need to find where I can get glitter base so I can just use them on their own without another glitter! NEED.

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  31. Love it! I'm obsessed with turquoise, gold, and coral! <3

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  32. She actually sells them for $19

    $15 for the polish
    $3 shipping
    $1 PayPal fees

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  33. It's so gorgeous! I kinda recreated your mani but I didn't use the topcoat. And my mani is not as delicate as yours though. :-)

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