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Trend Alert: Gold Nail Polish

I've always seen a range of gold polishes available in stores, but I never knew anyone who actually wore them. However, in the past two episodes of The Hills, I've spied pale gold digits on Heidi Montag. They match her newly lightened hair well and since we know that metallics aren't going anywhere, it's only natural that this gilded trend has trickled down to the fingertips. Here are a couple of wearable gold polishes to help liven up your holiday look!

MAC Gold Veneer Nail Lacquer ($10) is part of their Holiday Antiquitease Collection. It is a frosty gold, almost tarnished yellow shade that contains UV protection as well as new technology to make it extra extra glossy. One coat adds a nice pale touch to your fingers, while two coats is darker and a little bit more dramatic.

For one more gorgeous gold nail polish,

OPI 18k Ginza Gold Nail Polish ($6) is a glittering slightly deeper gold that also contains a bit of an orangey hue. This light-catching color sparkles like the moon and is part of the very popular Japanese Collection. Would you dare to wear gold nail lacquer?

msphelps2 msphelps2 9 years
I tried this trend and I actually like it. I have the MAC Gold Veneer polish and 1 coat is good. 2 coats is very disco queenish but still looks cool. It's nice for a night out on the town. And for the record, Heidi sucks!!
ricarocks ricarocks 9 years
i'd actually prefer silver
shugahxnxspice shugahxnxspice 9 years
I love using gold nail polish instead of white when I give myself a French manicure. I would suggest using a subtle gold though.
luckykarma luckykarma 9 years
I have olive skin tone so now I really wanna try the MAC polish!
Juicy23 Juicy23 9 years
Heidi as inspiration...ew. I have a pretty tan natural skin tone, but I don't think I would go for this. I would feel like I have like yellow fungusy nails....I will stick to my french manicures.
shamrox shamrox 9 years
I've got really pale skin, and when I wear polish, my absolute favorite color is my super translucent pale gold that I have. I've been wearing it forever. It makes you feel very glamorous.
BuffBabe6108 BuffBabe6108 9 years
I do not think gold flatters anyone when worn on nails.
halo0073 halo0073 9 years
i did this in the late 90s too. don't love it now at all
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
No, No, No! And are we seriously using Heidi Montag as a trendsetter here?? I'm disappointed in you Bella!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Ooh, I need me some gold nail polish now!
Kellylicious Kellylicious 9 years
i've been wearing gold polish for as long as i can remember...i was actually going to paint my toes gold today (before i even saw this post) in honor of my blue & gold football team playing tomorrow, but haven't yet. i don't like the color on heidi, though, in the picture above. i'm much darker complected than her, so it doesn't look so one-toned.
llsand llsand 9 years
I would definetly try it.
klandrach klandrach 9 years
I was reading in Allure this month that grey metallics are in as well. Like the pewter and gunmetal colors. I think I would wear those before the gold. Oh and boo Heidi, she just looks so fake.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I've been wearing gold polish toes and fingers for many years. Am I ahead of the trend, way out there or just doing my own thing? I'm a yellow-olive tone skin and like it especially in autumn, but have worn it other times of the year.
hurricanekimmie hurricanekimmie 9 years
its ohkayy kinda cheesey
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
A pale gold/taupe-ish color would be great but I don't like t his color at all.
indielove indielove 9 years
I LOVE practically anything gold. Looks good on me.
facecandyblog facecandyblog 9 years
i'm wearing the MAC one now. i don't like it so much.
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
Maybe on the right skin tone it would look good.
SweetGeorgia SweetGeorgia 9 years
absolutely!, I have worn silver for holidays before so I dont know why i wouldnt wear gold. I'm pale with brown eyes and light brown hair so it totally works on me. I try not to go crazy with the bronzer or I end up looking like something the 80's spit out and threw in a trash bin.
PartyBarbie PartyBarbie 9 years
I have used gold for holiday parties in the past.. so it's old to me but it's cute. I have done clear polish with gold tips.. it came out super chic. (P.S. I'm super blonde with very pale skin and I believe I wore red/black/white x-mas party get-ups.. if that helps)
alysun alysun 9 years
i have the MAC one and I work it as my greek goddess costume for halloween. Maybe I will try it again
juliegal juliegal 9 years
i totally wanna try this...!!! i have pale-ish skin anyone have any recco's for me?
vinnie vinnie 9 years
ick. i had this in the late 90s and i couldn't help but feel like i had a nail fungus.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I have a more bronzy gold, somewhat like that MAC one and I like it. I hate the brassy antique golds though.
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