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Manicure Monday: Gilded Gold

For me, manicure inspiration can come from so many places. My manicure is my way of showing how I’m feeling, following trends, and expressing myself.  Sometimes I tie it into current events, holidays, or even what I’m wearing. The inspiration behind this week’s manicure? Fashion.

Manicure Monday: Gilded Gold via The Collabor-eightFor Thanksgiving this year, I wore a black and white striped dress with a black and gold bib necklace.  I was really into the black and gold theme and wanted to carry it through to my manicure. I turned to my trusty Nail Art Society kit to create the perfect holiday manicure.

This manicure features OPI’s Goldeneye Nail Lacquer from the Skyfall Collection, a beautiful, shimmering gold.  After my base coat (Nail Tek II), I applied three coats of Goldeneye to each nail except for my ring finger until it was completely opaque. I finished these nails off with Essie’s Good to Go.

The accent nail was really the guiding force for this manicure – I’m totally on the nail stud train.  To create the accent nail, I applied two coats of Jessica Custom Nail Colour in Black Matte.  After letting these nails dry completely (it’s much easier to handle nail studs when your nails are dry), I applied gold nail studs in a diamond shape.  To learn how to apply nail studs, click here. I sealed the studs in and finished the look with NYC’s Matte Me Crazy Mattifying Top Coat.

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About Kathleen Tower

Kathleen is the style editor for The Collabor-eight. She's a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova, she turned her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she's not at work, she's browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own "Manicure Monday" inspiration. She believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges and nearly steals!

4 comments on “Manicure Monday: Gilded Gold

  1. […] knew I needed to use my new nail studs – but with what? Again, I was inspired by fashion.  I planned to wear a purple printed dress […]

  2. […] what souvenir I wanted, I said nail polish. She came back with the eight beauties, plus some fun nail art studs. Obviously, I couldn’t wait to get started! A black and white glitter polish really caught […]

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