Around this time last year, Sarah from Chalkboard nails did a blog post about various black and gold nail art ideas. One in particular stuck in my head, and I finally remembered to do it.
Sarah titled this design the "I'm Feeling Ambitious" Foil/Gel Combo. Mine didn't end up anywhere near as smooth and as perfect as hers, but I was super impressed how the gold holo foils maintained their gold holoiness when sealed under a gel top coat compared to a nail polish top coat.
For this mani, I started by applying and curing Gelicious Sleep Til Noon, which is a nicely pigmented black gel polish. Then, I painted a ruffian shape with nail foil glue, let the glue turn clear, and applied sheets of gold foil over the glue. One it was completely dry I sealed it all in with Gelicious Top coat and cured.
Close up photos do this no justice, because it really was a blindingly blingy mani.