9 Gilded Manicures That Your Fancy Little Nails Deserve

Can't you taste this gold?

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After a winter of wearing only dark, sad, blah colors, I've shifted my obsessions toward the gilded and sparkly. But rather than slapping on a few coats of gold polish and calling it a day (what is this, amateur hour?), I've instead searched far and wide across the depths of Instagram to find the prettiest, most-inspiring gold manicures worth trying immediately.

And guess what? I found a treasure-trove—I'm talking shimmery hues, simple mattes, and glitter-packed designs that will make you feel super-cool and fancy, even if you most definitely aren't. Like me!

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1 This Understated, Yellow-and-Gold Mani
Instagram: @cassmariebeauty

CREATE IT WITH: Zoya Nail Polish in Ziv, $10

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2 This Retro, '70s-Inspired Manicure
Instagram: @cassmariebeauty

CREATE IT WITH: ILNP Nail Lacquer in Empire, $10

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3 These Shimmery Half-Moon Nails
Instagram: @paintboxnails

CREATE IT WITH: L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Because You’re Worth It, $4

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4 These Minimalist Gold Lines
Instagram: @luvnailshop

CREATE IT WITH: Essie Nail Color in Good as Gold, $9

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5 This Pink-Striped Gold Manicure
Instagram: @hermajestyspleasure

CREATE IT WITH: Butter London Nail Lacquer in The Full Monty, $15

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6 These Glittery, Disco-Level Nails
Instagram: @paintboxnails

CREATE IT WITH: Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Shattered Souls, $18

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7 This Soft-Pink Mani with Gold Stars
Instagram: @hermajestyspleasure

CREATE IT WITH: Julep Color Treat Nail Polish in Oscar It Girl, $14

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8 These Matte Green-and-Gold Nails
Instagram: @candynailbar

CREATE IT WITH: China Glaze Nail Polish in Passion, $5

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9 This Gold-Brushed Manicure
Instagram: @candynailbar

CREATE IT WITH: Yves Saint Laurent Dazzling Lights La Laque Couture Nail Polish in Gold Fire, $28

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