DIY Gold Nails | Brewedtogether.com
I was recently inspired by a few different pins on Pinterest to do some pretty things with my nails. Normally I don’t really make time to draw intricate designs on my nails, but what better time than Valentine’s week to do something special? So I decided to try this out and share my process. Show everyone how great your hand-rendering skills are by sporting these finished nails around the office this week. Also note this doesn’t have to be done specifically for this holiday. You can do it any time of year with any designs you want! What you will need is pictured below: white and clear nail polish and a gold sharpie.
DIY Gold Nails | Brewedtogether.com
First step: Paint your nails white! This took a few layers for me and I actually let them dry overnight to lessen the risk of messing them up and having to start over.
DIY Gold Nails | Brewedtogether.com

Next, take your gold sharpie and have fun doodling pretty things on your nails. I decided to go with basic polka dots, chevron stripes, and hearts. Here’s the great thing about using the sharpie. If you mess up your design, you can remove the sharpie marks with rubbing alcohol or even dap a little nail polish remover on there with a q-tip.

DIY Gold Nails | Brewedtogether.com
Once you have all your designs the way you like them, carefully dab a layer of clear nail polish over the top of your designs to seal it in. If you brush your nails instead of dabbing them, your sharpie designs will be smudged by the nail polish. So be sure to dab!
DIY Gold Nails | Brewedtogether.com
And now you are finished and have RAD nails to show to everyone for Valentine’s week! Enjoy!
Photos by Kaleb Nimz

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40 Comments on DIY Gold on White V-Day Nails by M

    • Brewed Together
      February 14, 2013 at 2:48 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Brooke! It is so much easier than doing a different color nail polish!

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    • Brewed Together
      February 14, 2013 at 2:48 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks! I’m in love with polka dots as well. Glad you like them!

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  1. Leah Clark
    February 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm (4 years ago)

    I LOVE THIS! I might have to go buy a gold sharpie now. So cute.
    Leah
    e-plus-l.blogspot.com

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  2. Kensie Ann
    February 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment. It means so much to a new blogger, as I’m sure you know. You’re blog is so adorable and your pictures are gorgeous! Would it be inappropriate or sound too desperate to ask you to follow my blog? haha I don’t really have a following yet and it would mean a lot to me if we could support each other as new bloggers. :0) I’d be very grateful.

    Kensie

    gracefullykensie.blogspot.com

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  3. thesetwolanes.com
    February 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this idea! I’ve seen it before but I was questionable about how well the gold sharpie would turn out. You’ve turned me into a believer!

    TheseTwoLanes.com

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    • Brewed Together
      February 14, 2013 at 3:05 am (4 years ago)

      It never hurts to try it out! Glad we could help you see the light. 🙂

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  4. TabbyOnTour
    February 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the combination of patterns! I definitely have a silver sharpie floating about here somewhere…

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    • Brewed Together
      February 14, 2013 at 3:06 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks! Silver would look great too.

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  5. Stephanie
    February 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm (4 years ago)

    I think I saw something similar to this on the beauty department a little bit ago. using a sharpie is genius and it looks great! (plus so much more control!)

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    • Brewed Together
      February 22, 2013 at 3:35 am (4 years ago)

      Ooh I just found it. Yes, maybe that is the source I saw it from. I originally saw it on Pinterest, but could never find the link again. Thanks for sharing! I will be sure to update this post.

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    • Brewed Together
      February 22, 2013 at 3:36 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Hazene! Try it and let us know how it goes!

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  6. hannah
    February 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm (4 years ago)

    What a great idea…I would have never thought of using a sharpie – thanks for sharing (and thanks for your comment)!

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    • Brewed Together
      February 22, 2013 at 3:36 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you! Try it and let us know how it goes!

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  7. Cassie
    February 19, 2013 at 6:16 am (4 years ago)

    Wow, I love this! I’d never thought of using Sharpie to design nails. Love the gold on white, too. I’ll have to give it a whirl. x

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    • Brewed Together
      February 22, 2013 at 3:37 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Cassie! It really turned out better than I thought!

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  8. hilde
    February 21, 2013 at 6:56 am (4 years ago)

    Genius! Why have I never thought of this? Love your blog!

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  9. Erin Phraner
    March 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

    LOVE this idea! I’m horrible at nail at but this seems totally manageable. You’re brilliant! xo Erin

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    • Brewed Together
      March 6, 2013 at 11:26 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Erin! You can totally manage this one! You can always wipe it off if it doesn’t work the first time. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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  10. dakotabee
    July 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Very cute! Love the colors, so classy 🙂

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  11. Martyna
    August 6, 2013 at 5:29 am (4 years ago)

    these look amazing, I totally love them! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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