Simple but Dramatic Mani with Red and Gold
Hello, lovely readers!
With the holidays fast approaching, my free time is much more limited. So, I need to find something to do with my nails quickly. I thought these polishes were just what I needed… bold, dramatic and easy to apply.
I used “Twin Sweater Set” by Essie (red) and “Mingle With Kringle” by China Glaze (gold) as well as an amazing water decal that I received from Born Pretty. These gold feather decals are SO gorgeous! My first thought was to use them with peacock colors, but I really wanted to do something a little different. I think the red and gold combination is pretty hot.
“Twin Sweater Set” applied like a dream in only two coats. It’s not a bright red, but it’s definitely deep and rich. Just perfect in my opinion.
I chose “Mingle With Kringle” for a couple reasons. First, it’s one my my (many) untried polishes and, second, it matched the gold decal so perfectly. Again, this is two easy coats for full coverage. The metallic finish on this one is gorgeous. There are some darker, coppery flecks in it that really give it that little something extra, and the shine is stunning. (Thanks, Amanda, for gifting this to me! I love it!)
The water decal is so beautiful and was so easy to apply. I just cut out the shape from the sheet and let it soak in lukewarm water for about 15 seconds. Then I gently placed it on my nail and smoothed it out with a little more water. I added some top coat and it was done! Easy Peasy. 😉 Definitely check out Born Pretty for these decals (item number 13673) and use my discount code GCJ61 at checkout for 10% off your purchase.
Everything is topped with HK Girl by Glisten & Glow. Love that stuff.
I’ve been wearing this mani for a few days and I love it. Simple and dramatic all at the same time. Hope you like it!
Thanks for reading!