Sparkling gold leaf nails

Rococo Nail Apparel Gold Leaf Lacquer

Gold Leaf Lacquer

One of the earliest posts on Imagination is spicy was about Rococo Nail Apparel’s Embellish kit:¬†Daring nails for the undaring. I’ve not been experimenting with new polishes recently, until I treated myself to another Rococo product, Gold Leaf Lacquer.

The lacquer contains 24 carat gold leaf, which makes it a pricey purchase but one I think is worth it for a dramatic or special effect manicure. For a first try I used it over my favourite Super Gloss Black.

Gold Leaf Lacquer applied

Gold Leaf Lacquer applied over Super Gloss Black

With the first application my thumb and forefinger turned out a bit messily because the gold leaf flakes can be a) rather fragile to handle and b) more flexible than they initially look in the bottle. For experienced nail art fans; handling gold leaf shouldn’t be too tricky if you’ve done large glitter/flake/jewel manis before.

For beginners like me, I have some tips.

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