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!
CREATE IT WITH: Zoya Nail Polish in Ziv, $10
CREATE IT WITH: ILNP Nail Lacquer in Empire, $10
CREATE IT WITH: L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Because You’re Worth It, $4
CREATE IT WITH: Essie Nail Color in Good as Gold, $9
CREATE IT WITH: Butter London Nail Lacquer in The Full Monty, $15
CREATE IT WITH: Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Shattered Souls, $18
CREATE IT WITH: Julep Color Treat Nail Polish in Oscar It Girl, $14
CREATE IT WITH: China Glaze Nail Polish in Passion, $5
CREATE IT WITH: Yves Saint Laurent Dazzling Lights La Laque Couture Nail Polish in Gold Fire, $28