Saturday, November 10, 2012

Faking a Gold Flake Top Coat

Just a short post today. I'm moving in December so money is a little tighter than usual. As much as I would love to splurge on polish I have to resist the urge. That means I have to get creative.

Gold Flake Top Coats aren't cheap. So I faked the look using some Pearl Ex powdered Pigment (#658 Aztec Gold). It's shown here over two coats of Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris.

Seriously, I've had this pigment laying around for months. I bought it a while ago for another project and I figured why not try it on my nails? You can use this stuff with just about anything, it sticks to any tacky surface and can even be mixed directly into a painting medium. Perfect for nail art.

It really mimics the look of the gold flake top coats, doesn't it? Granted, I can't boast about it being real gold but it still looks fantastic.


  1. Wow what a great idea!! I want a gold flake top coat (preferably zoya's;)) LOL But i just can't justify spending all that money on ONE polish! This is a great alternative that I would have never thought about! And beautiful mani!!! ^.^

    1. I totally agree! I want one but... I want so many other polishes too. XD

  2. amazing idea! :) love how it turned out.

  3. Totally would love to see how you did this!


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