Thursday, 27 June 2013

Nail of the Day: Mary Kay Gold Leaf

Hi, everyone! Seems like it's been ages since my last post- I apologize for  my absence. Have been out of town visiting and celebrating with friends and family, which was an incredible blast! But now I'm back in Toronto for the rest of the summer and ready to be a blogging machine :)

Today's featured nail polish was a lovely gift from a friend and a shade unlike any other in my collection. While I'm super partial to gilded tones in many makeup products, my nail polish collection was completing lacking a proper golden shade. Enter Mary Kay Nail Lacquer in Gold Leaf.


I'm pretty sure this was the first Mary Kay product I've ever tried and I have to say I was super impressed! Gold Leaf is a warm, mid-tone, classic gold with ever-so-slight olive undertones and a highly metallic finish.

It comes in a round, elegant-looking bottle with a frosted, reflective cap. It photographs nicely!



With the help of Revlon's base and top coats, Gold Leaf applied incredibly smoothly and evenly. It took 2 thin coats to achieve rich colour and full opacity. Not too shabby! Any flaws in the manicure are definitely due to my rushed technique and the rough shape of my nails. No fault of the polish! The formula really was top-notch.

Here are a few more shots of me wearing it, under various lighting:





Overall, I was so pleased with this thoughtful little gift; Gold Leaf really is the perfect summery gold! It's a treat to have it in my collection. May have to give other Mary Kay polishes a go!

Are you drawn to gold nail polish during the summertime? What are some of your favourite gold shades for nails?

Thanks for reading! xo

27 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I've never heard about Mary Kay polishes but it looks great on you!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. Thanks, Ellie! They're a smaller Canadian brand and this was the first thing I'd ever tried from them. I'm definitely impressed! xo

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  2. What a gorgeous colour :) x

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  3. Gorgeous colour! I love the golden hues for summer - my mom owns one Chanel, but I don't know which shade it is, so I'm rocking that one whenever I can get my hands on it :).

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ooh, can't go wrong with Chanel! Nice that you can borrow it from your mom :)

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  4. I like gold nail polish :-) This one looks a lot like a lacquer I have from Dior.

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    1. I've been loving golds for summer! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Such a lovely colour, perfect for summer!

    Kathryn x
    enclosedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love this nail color!!

    *Besos*

    http://www.cmichellestyles.com
    Instagram: Cmichellestyles

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  7. What a beautiful gold! If you'd like a more sparkly, yellow-toned gold, Model's Own Gold Rush is a favourite of mine :) x

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation! So wish we had Model's Own here in Canada :)

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  8. Such a glamorous nail lacquer :)

    www.lornasfabulousfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Lorna! It does make me feel glamorous :)

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  9. I'm such a sucker for anything gold. I swear I feel like Goldmember something, I just love gooooooold. haha. Great color, thanks for sharing. :)

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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    1. Hahaha, nothing wrong with that! Thanks for stopping by, Laura! xo

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    1. Thanks, Jezz! I've been loving it :)

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  11. I love gold nail polish, this one really looks amazing!

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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    1. Thanks, Christina! It's one of my new favourites :)

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  12. Love this nailpolsih, great color!

    purple--flamingo.blogspot.com

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  13. I love these gold tones for Summer!! :)


    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! Gold was never one of my favourite shades, but I've totally been loving this one :)

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  14. Nice creation..!!i have just seen the Gold craft studio is also values the creation.and they are good in gold leafing process,silver leafing process and antique leafing process....and many more.

    you can find it all details on http:///goldcraftstudio.com/

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)