Gold nails for Christmas? Groundbreaking I know, but hear me out. I used to think that the gold nail polish trend was a little bit done and dusted, but in recent months, I’ve started falling in love with this metallic nail colour all over again. You see, I’ve always stuck to classic red and burgundy shades around this time of year, as these colours never fail to look chic, but in a quest to switch things up for the festive season, I went on Instagram and was pleasantly surprised by how sophisticated gold nails have become. Forget your standard glittery polishes, as there are now a range of different shades, finishes and nail art designs available.
Another reason that I’ve become a little bit obsessed with this trend is the fact that it makes your nails look so much more expensive than they actually are. In my opinion, a gold manicure could fool anyone into thinking you’ve spent hours at the salon, when in reality you’ve probably spent ten minutes or so applying a couple of coats of the metallic polish at home. It seems I’m not the only one falling back in love with this trend, as some of my favourite nail artists have been giving a range of gold polishes a go this year, and the hashtag #goldnailinspo even has 1.7 million views on TikTok. If you want to try it yourself, keep on scrolling for all the inspiration you need…
You simply can’t go wrong with a good quality glittery polish. This will make your mani look so luxurious.
Rose gold is perfect for those of you who want something a bit more subtle.
If you don’t want to have gold on every nail, why not go for an accent nail instead?
These reverse gold French tips look so chic, and are perfect for any minimalists out there.
Gold embellishment is a little more complicated, but it’s safe to say it looks incredible.
If you want to keep things simple, a metallic polish is the way to go.
Gold foil detailing is always a winner.
How cool is this glittery French tip design?
Another example of how beautifully subtle rose gold nails can be.
So, so chic.
Prefer a nude base and gold nail art? This polka dot design is so fun.
Rose gold glitter? Yes please!
This Rimmel polish is so affordable and a couple of coats will have your nails shimmering like never before.
If you want to treat yourself, you can’t go wrong with Dior.
Price shown is members’ price. For something a bit more subtle, Beauty Pie have got you covered.
If you want that really shiny, expensive-looking finish, I’d recommend this gold nail polish from Chanel.
Manucurist also have a great metallic polish.
If you prefer a glittery look, this is the polish for you.
How stunning is this Nails Inc shade?
Another amazing affordable option from Mavala.