How to Do a Classy Gold French Manicure at Home in 3 Simple Steps

by ImGirlYouDontKnow
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Are you ready for a gold French manicure design that’s perfect for the upcoming holiday season? This is one of the best holiday French manicure ideas, and it’s so easy to pull off. French manicures are simple and always look classy, plus it's fun to play around with different ways to add color.

Learn how to do a gold tip french manicure at home without having to go to the salon. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Nude nail polish
  • Gold glitter nail polish
  • Base coat
  • Top coat
  • Matte coat
Applying a pink nail polish color to nails

1. Apply a nude color

First, apply a nude or pink color nail polish of your choice to all your nails, as shown. Apply two coats for a bolder finish. 

Applying a matte top coat to nails

2. Apply a matte top coat

Now, go ahead and apply a matte top coat to mattify your nails. This matte coat will give off a frosted look, perfect for the festive season! 

Gold tip French manicure

French manicure with a gold line

3. Create a gold tip

Now, apply a lovely, glittery gold nail polish to the tips of your nails. I’m doing this freehand, but you can use tape if your hand isn't steady enough to do this detail.

To do this freehand, simply glide the brush diagonally along the tip of your nail in a smooth motion. It's all about confidence!

Of course, you could add a different color other than gold. For more French manicure ideas, see my previous tutorials on how to do a multicolor French manicure, DIY French ombre nails, as well as tips on perfecting the classic French manicure with white tips.

Gold French manicure ideas

How to do a gold French manicure tutorial

That's it! You simply cannot go wrong with this fabulous gold French manicure. I love French manicures. They're so classic, but there are so many variations that you can do to mix up your look - including adding a cute gold accent for Christmas or New Year!

What do you think of this holiday French manicure idea? Let me know in the comments below, and thanks for joining me. Happy Holidays! 

Suggested materials:
  • Nude nail polish
  • Gold glitter nail polish
  • Base coat
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