Thursday, October 22, 2015

Midas Touch (or, Nude Gold Gradient Nails)

Recently, I had the honour of standing by a close friend on her wedding day as one of her bridesmaids. In addition to doing my own hair and makeup on the wedding day, of course I did my own nails too. I wanted something simple and pretty to fit my blush-coloured bridesmaid dress and the relaxed-but-elegant outdoor wedding venue, and came up with this:

Nude gold gradient bridesmaid nails
Two coats of China Glaze Love Letters, a translucent rosy shade that enhances the natural colour of my nail beds (think MNBB--my nails but better!) I sponged on 1-2 layers of Orly Luxe to make a simple gradient, and that's it.

Nude gold gradient bridesmaid nails
There's an extra reason for doing a "naked" nail look: I was going to be in Hawaii for nine days and my nails grow fast. With this, I didn't have to worry about removing my polish and I wouldn't get that "grown-out" look where there's an obvious gap between your nail polish and new nail growth.

Nude gold gradient bridesmaid nails
Maybe I'm just really fickle about nail polish but I kept going back and forth between loving the gold-dipped/gold-on-naked-nail look and feeling like it just looks like I had a messy day doing crafts involving glitter. What do you think? :D

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