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Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

Inspired by Diane von Furstenberg

Get your glam rock on with these awesome fashion nails inspired by DVF Fall 2013!

 Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

Supplies:

  • Gold leaf
  • Essie's Super Duper top coat
  • China Glaze's Liquid Leather

 Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

Instructions:

1

Prep

Start with a black base coat. Rip small pieces of the gold leaf, enough to fit about four to five on each nail.

 Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

 Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

2

Apply

Lightly press a few pieces of the gold leaf onto each nail. (If it's not sticking well, try dabbing a bit of top coat underneath it first.) Press it down with your finger. Cover the entire ring finger with the gold leaf (try doing it in one piece, but if it breaks you can press more gold leaf on top of the cracks). Give all your nails a layer of top coat, painting gently so you don't swipe off the gold leaf with the brush!

 Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

 Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

 Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

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