Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dusky Gradient with Gold Leaf


Remember when real gold leaf nail polish was all the rage, and every brand plus their moms came out with a variation? Then the craze seemed to rapidly die off, perhaps because the materials are difficult to get a hold of? This nail art was created during that time. That's right, it's time for another edition of: Spring Cleaning Out My Drafts!


I am 80% sure that this manicure used:
China Glaze Surreal Appeal
China Glaze Creative Fantasy

The gold leaf topcoat is Cirque Au.


I like the dusky combination of colors in this manicure with the gold flecks -- almost like fire embers flicking up from a beachy bonfire or something. I think, given the chance to do it again, I would replace the coral color with something a little pinker.

Did you get into the gold leaf trend?
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21 comments

  1. Gillian from PlumeriaPaintedMay 21, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    This is really pretty!! The colours go great together, I really wanted to get into the trend, it looked so fancy!! But alas I felt the gold leaf topcoats were too pricey for me :)

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  2. ame amenails.blogg.seMay 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Beautiful colours.

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  3. This is gorgeous and reminds me of a fall sunrise!! Isn't it great when you go cleaning through swatches and you find one you have yet to post!! Easy peasy!! I love the gold toppers, I have I Can See Your Holo from Wingdust and even though it's the only gold flake I own, I cherish it!!!

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  4. so cute !!! I love the gradient used

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  5. I think the coral is just the perfect color for this gradient! It really looked like a bonfire! That's cool!
    Personally, I didn't get into this trend (gold leaf).. I thought it was too pricey for something I put on my nails :P

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  6. 80% sure. LOL. If I don't write my polishes down that day, the next week I'd probably only be 50% sure. That's because I suffer from mom brain. I've never owned any gold leaf polish, and I still want some!

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  7. I still love gold leaf topcoats! One is sufficient though for me ;) Love the gradient!!

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  8. Gorgeous! I really like the goldleaf on top :)

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  9. I love the contrasting colour combo with the gold leaf

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  10. This is a gorgeous manicure! Absolutely loving it!

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  11. The Dalai Lama's NailsMay 23, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    I have to say, I am still really into gold topcoats. I use them all the time - I think any glitter or special topcoat helps to even out gradients :)

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  12. The gradient looks just like a sunset, so pretty.
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  13. Your gradient is perfect and that topper makes everything pop wonderfully!

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  14. this manicure is soo pretty. i love it!


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  15. I love the gold leaf, I think its good to be a little ritzy sometimes!

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  16. I love the way the gold flakes bring these shades together. Very sunset over the ocean, and I absolutely see the bonfire embers! Hah, I was so looking forward to platinum/silver flake being the next thing after the gold thing, but it didn't really get here...unless you count the crazyexpensive Mariah Carey ones, which I neglected to spend my money on. :(

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  17. So artistic, so dynamic, I love it !
    Emma

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  18. This combination is all sorts of perfect ♥!

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  19. So cute,i love love gradients...they are amazing!

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