Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Gold Leaf Nail Polish...

Good morning, dear readers! :D

It has been brought to my attention that Sephora by O.P.I has come out with a gold leaf top coat.

It's called 'It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat', and retails around $30-$36.


I made my own.



For this I used most of a bottle of Color Club clear polish (or top coat, whatever it is that comes in those 7 packs), two sheets of loose leaf gold, and about 3/4 a sheet of patent gold leaf.  I believe these sheets are around 23.5 K or something like that (I was told something like that, the sheets have been in my family for a while (they belonged to my grandfather who gilded things).

The only thing is that since this is a higher grade of gold, it is more yellow than, say, 10K (which is probably one of my favourite gold percentages).

This was pretty easy to make, and definitely does not cost anywhere near the amount that the stores are asking for.  :/

Have a wonderful day everyone!!! :D



  1. How cool!!! No need to be spending tons then! So awesome!! :D

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  3. so cool! what an awesome idea to make your own.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, following you :)

  4. Is that the gold I spot on the ring finger? Looks great!

  5. Cool BEANS!!! Looks good and yeah, I won't be paying the price Sephora wants for that polish. Lol

  6. This is a great idea! Sephoras price is way too high for this for sure.

  7. How decadent!

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  8. Oh, I love this...we need swatches!

  9. Nice! I really want to see swatches! x

  10. Yay you!! This looks awesome. Way to be intrepid. :) :) Can't wait to see it swatched! Is this what's on your ring finger?

  11. This is just so awesome that you made this!

  12. Good for you :-) Looking forward to seeing it swatched

  13. Wow, well done - cant wait to see what amazing combos you have planned for this one :)

  14. 0_0 this looks amazing! please swatch this! :)

  15. I love the gold leaf topcoats!

  16. Oh, wow! That looks gorgeous! Is that real gold?

  17. @ Small Town Gal: Thank you so much!! Thank you for following my blog! :D

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    @ Jenna Froggy: Aw, thank you so much!!! :D

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  18. @ Nails My Dreams: Thank you!!! :D Yes it is. :D

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  20. thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!! :) for some reason my new blog design won't let me reply to comments so I though I would drop one of here. I just followed your amazing blog

  21. Ah I'm so jealous! I attempted to make my own a year back and it turned green ;(

  22. Oh wow this is so freaking gorgeous! I want this! :D

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  24. Oh wow this is really pretty x :-)

  25. omg... you are super creative!!
    lovely idea... now i need some gold leaf *.*

  26. Did the clear polish make the gold leaf bleed?... I was thinking of doing the same think you did but I was scared it would bleed.

  27. @ CharlieDBeauty: Thank you!!! :D

    @ Sangy: Aw, thank you very much!! :D

    @ hookedonpolish31: The gold wasn't pure 24K, so there was some changing in the clear base (which turned a bit reddish). I'm not sure what the alloy is in this, so I can't pinpoint what exactly was oxidizing. The gold itself looks normal, and you can't really notice the red when you put it on your nails. :D


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