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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Butter London Gold Dipped Manicure

What could be more luxurious than a gold dipped manicure? Although the name may sound pricy and difficult, it is actually cheaper than a manicure at the salon and so easy! Liquid gold leaf is one of those items that can be used on just about any item, from jewellery to housewares, and of course...nails! So when us here at Blossom Lounge found the perfect shade of blue from Butter London we knew instantly that a little liquid gold glamour would make for the prettiest of summer nail art. Read below to learn how to do this opulent gold mani for yourself and don't forget to check out more Butter London polishes at to create endless gold dipped combinations!

1. Butter London "Poole" Nail Polish
2. Q-Tips
3. Nail Polish Remonver
4. Painters Tape
5. Angled Brush
6. Liquid Gold Leaf
Step 1: After shaping and buffing nails to your preferred shape, start by painting nails with a thin coat of nail polish. Three coats of Butter London's Poole nail polish will give you a fully opaque look.

Step 2: Remove any nail polish mistakes by dipping a Q-Tip in some nail polish remover and gently rub it along fingers. Let nails dry completely before moving onto step 3.
Step 3: Using painters tape (scotch tape shown here), tape a diagonal line from the middle top of your nail to the middle bottom. Press firmly on the tape to ensure no liquid gold will bleed.

Step 4: Using a very small amount of liquid gold, gently dab it onto your nails moving slowly and carefully. Allow the gold to dry fully and gently remove the tape. If there are any patches gently fix them using a small ammount of gold.