Tuesday 26 September 2017

Gold Leaf Marble

I can't believe it's already Autumn, I know it's so typical as a Brit to talk about the weather, but it really doesn't feel like we had much of a summer. I must admit though that Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, I love any excuse to wear something from my extensive jumper collection, and I love cosying up under a blanket on an evening with some candles lit. 

I do have a tendency to regress back into summer colours in my nail art however, so I tried my hand at doing something a little more autumnal this time around. Can you believe I've never used gold foil before? I've had a little pot of gold flakes that was given to me by my good friend Very Emily years and years ago, and I'd totally forgotten I owned it. However, I've seen so many designs on Instagram recently using gold foil that I just couldn't resist doing some myself, and I remembered that little pot hiding away in my drawer and decided to give it a go. 

I love how these turned out, I had initially planned to do more of a skittle-type design, but once I'd done the marble on 2 fingers I decided I wanted it on three after all and I switched it up and added the burgundy accents.

I used OPI - Kerry Blossom* (from last years Washington DC collection) and Sally Hansen - Sheer Happiness* (from the latest Miracle Gel collection) as my base colours, then I used OPI - Kerry Blossom again, along with acetone to create the marble effect. Whilst it was still sticky I added bits of gold foil (so fiddly), and I applied studs to my accent nails. Finished with a coat of Seche Vite.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

*Some of the products in this post were provided to me for review but all opinions are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way 


  1. Ooh gold flakes are super pretty. That colour on your accent nail is intense and I love it.

  2. Kerry Blossom looks like such a stunning, autumnal shade!

    Sara - Flemingo

  3. Love this, the colours look so pretty together :) very autumnal


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