Gold Fingers... with a twist!

Even if you're not a gold nail polish lover, please humor me... I'm not much of a gold lover myself, all of my jewelry is white gold and I can easily understand how many can find gold nail polish tacky.
But, I do have a few of those that I keep for such manicures as this one :

I wanted to experiment with different sizes of glitter in a milky base and I'm very happy with the result. The glitters aren"t all over the place and the sheer white base give a soft overall effect.
Please enlarge the pictures to truly appreciate the rainbow of shimmer.

I used :
1 coat of Essie Marshmallow
1 coat of Milani Jewel Fx Gold
1 coat of Chanel Illusion d'Or
1 coat of Essie Tennis Corset
no topcoat

I'm sure you're all familiar with Chanel Illusion d'Or, clear base packed with gold microglitter and color changing round glitter flecks but Essie Tennis Corset really deserves the spotlight too, it's one of my favorite sheer whites ever, it's Marshmallow on steroïds : multichome micro flackies, yellow, orange and green ; the same as those in Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure (or  its well known dupes : Gosh Rainbow, Nubar 2010, Nfu Oh 38) only smaller.

Chanel Illusion d'Or

Essie Tennis Corset

So, what's your say on this?
Do you like gold nail polish and could you wear this?


  1. That is one BEAUTIFUL nail design. AH! I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOIVE IT. <3


  2. I'm not big on gold, I love it only as some kind of shimmer, but when it hides in other colours and doesn't stand out too much. It's one of the rare colours I can't work with. I love the shape of the big glitter though!

  3. @Lindsay M. B. Thanks Lindsay, it's more a layering experiment but I'm happy you "LOVE IT" LOL.
    @Ulmiel I totally hear you, gold isn't really my thing either and I find it hard to pull off.

  4. I love gold nail polish!! It's NEVER tacky :)

  5. I absolutely love that combination, it's so gorgeous!

  6. OMG I love it. Will add Tennis Corset to my w/l!

  7. Thanks girls, I might try and use gold more often.
    @Sylvia I love your cupcake nail art avatar!

  8. I dont like gold so much either, but this look beautiful. :)

  9. Oh wow, that is so gorgeous!!!
    I am one of the few how actually loves gold hehe

  10. holy freaking crap i LOVE this! i'm obsessed with gold :D

    i JUST tried to franken something like this but it came out way to opaque. i'll have to fiddle with it some more.

  11. Gold lovers, yay!!!
    I'm happy you like it, I'll try and give you more gold in the future.
    @kelliegonzo I'd love to see that franken when you finish it!

  12. THIS IS GORGEOUS!! I am a sucker for white and gold and this is the perfect combo.