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.
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.