My friend and I were recently discussing how much the black & gold trend is picking up steam lately. I think black & gold is a classic color combination that's always going to be around, but it seems to be showing up all over the place these days, especially in fashion, design, home decor, and even makeup. It's especially noticeable after just having celebrated the new year where black & gold decorations were seen at so many parties. I bet if you open your Pinterest page right now you're going to see the trend somewhere. For example: Black & Gold Celebration // Black & Gold Decor // Black & Gold Fashion // Black & Gold Makeup.
Today I decided to try my hand at the trend, literally, with a black & gold manicure. This is an easy one!
I started with 2 coats of black polish. I let them dry completely before moving on to the next step. Easy enough, right?
I marked off a small triangle shape at the tip of my nails using Home Recollections scrapbooking tape that I bought at Michaels, and painted over the section with gold glitter polish. I have to say, of all the different tapes I've tried using for nail design ( frog tape, scotch tape ), this was the absolute best! It was just sticky enough to stay on my nail while I needed it, but peeled off easily and left perfectly straight lines. I may invest in some more of this tape specifically to do my nails with it!
After about a minute (before the polish completely dried) I pulled the tape off and then let my nails finish drying. Finally I applied a clear top coat, and voila, now I have a funky black & gold manicure!