Gold Leaf Nail Art

I received this lovely looking polish at the Debenhams SS15 beauty event last week and was so excited to use it. I love Nails Inc polishes and had heard good things about their Gel Effect range. So I thought I’d do a little bit of gold leaf nail art!

Gold Leaf Nail Art

This shade is ‘Uptown’ – a beautiful dusty pink creme polish. After the colour, the second thing to jump out at my was the size of the bottle. It’s a huge rectangular bottle with a large lid. The lid is actually a cap, hiding the smaller, screwed on lid (which makes the brush a lot easier to hold and control). The bottle is heavy and feels very luxurious and expensive.

The formula is designed to be gel-like in its finish and appearance. Mine was very gloopy which made it a bit hard to work with but I’m going to use some nail varnish thinner and try it again as I’m not convinced that it’s supposed to be like that.

Gold Leaf Nail Art

I got some gold leaf from Amazon and (very carefully) broke a section into irregular small pieces. I then put a layer of Seche Vite on, and placed the gold leaf using tweezers, doing one nail at a time. I finished with another layer of top coat. I really love the way this gold leaf nail art looks. I definitely want to try it with a turquoise polish next time, I think that will look beautiful against the gold leaf.

You can buy this beautiful polish HERE It looks as though this has been discontinued which is such a shame. I will keep an eye out to see if it makes a comeback or if they release a similar shade.

Let me know what you thought of the Nails Inc Gel Effect polishes, I’d love to know if it’s just my bottle that’s gloopy!

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Lex

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