Fall Nail Art DIY Tutorial: Gold Fleck Nails

As super-easy nail art tutorial for fall!

Having fancy nails feels like such a luxury. In my day to day life, I’m constantly painting, hot glueing and doing general nail-ruining activities. So when I finally do get around to painting them, I try to really have some fun. With the holiday party invites rolling in, I wanted to try something fancy that would go with just about everything. Et voilà, gold fleck nails!

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This project’s the excuse I’ve been looking for to pick up a package of gold foil! Other than that, all you need are a few nail polishes and thing from around the house.

How To Paint Gold Fleck Nails for Fall



DIY gold fleck nails // jojotastic.com

Start by applying your favorite base coat and then apply two layers of dark polish. I went with a burgundy, but dark green or even black would pop against the gold and look great too.

DIY gold fleck nails // jojotastic.com

Next, use your tweezers and wooden stick to break up a sheet of the gold foil into small pieces. Don’t worry about trying to make them perfect shapes, different sizes only make the pattern that much more fun and interesting!

DIY gold fleck nails // jojotastic.com

Now apply the gold foil pieces to your nails before second coat of burgundy fully dries. I usually use a pair of tweezers to place them, then just press down with a gentle tap.

DIY gold fleck nails // jojotastic.com

Finish by sealing your manicure with a clear top coat then allow to dry completely. That’s all there is to it! This is such a fun and easy project to do with friends, or to get ready for a fun event.

DIY gold fleck nails // jojotastic.com

Project by Mary Jane Cha and styling by Gwen McKenzie for Jojotastic.

Photography by Meghan Klein

pssst… more DIY projects right this way! And check out my guide to The Ultimate Party Dresses over on eBay.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this gold flake nails tutorial! And if you try this out, be sure to post a photo and tag @jojotastic on Instagram so we can see.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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