Nail File Friday’s: Red + Gold Nails

This week I wanted to make something extremely simple – yes that’s possible! You know when you want to do something, but feel so busy, too tired and out of energy. But, know that certain things just should be done. Doing my nails this week resulted in just that. As someone that lives with chronic pain, things can easily slip by, so it’s essential that I try to motivate myself in finding ways to get things done for myself as easily and efficient as possible. Because as they say, it’s the small things.

The red nail polish in this look is so vibrant and the gold makes it look so fancy! It can even be recreated for a holiday party, work gathering, festivity or celebration.

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Nail Polish Used: I used the color ‘Really Red’ but this is the next best thing Essie Russian Roulette (bright red) and Good As Gold (gold)

Nail Tools Used: Nail Brush + Dotter  for cleaning the sides of the nails and dotter for making dots on all nails.


Step One:  1 Coat of ‘Seche’ Base Coat

Step Two:   2 Coats of the red nail polish (three strokes per coat on each nail)

…. Allow the nail polish to completely dry before doing any nail art ….

Step Three:   Using a piece of aluminum foil, place a bit of the ‘Good As God’ Nail Polish on it, dip the dotting tool and create a few dots just on the side of the nail – wipe the dotter clean by dipping it in acetone after each use, going in a zig zag like pattern, continue to create the dots

…. Allow the dots to completely dry before applying the top coat ….

Step Four:  1 Coat of ‘Out The Door’ Top Coat

This is optional ….

‘Cuccio’ Cuticle Oil – Milk & Honey  – it helps keep your cuticles moisturized, cuticle oil will avoid your cuticles from drying, this can happen from the use of nail acetone.


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Living with Chiari 1 Malformation and Syringomyelia since 2013.

18 thoughts on “Nail File Friday’s: Red + Gold Nails”

    1. Thank you so much Erika!

      Yes, definitely Piggy Paint! I’m sure Amazon carries them, I know Target does carry them. Piggy Paint is a kids nail polish brand, they’re non-toxic, odorless, hypoallergenic and they’re a cruelty free company. They have great vibrant colors.

      Hope that helps. She’s going to love looking at her pretty nails! 😊

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  1. So pretty! I should do mine too. 😬 You are getting me ready to pull out the polish, dust it off, and paint myself pretty! Thank you for this inspirarion! 🤗

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      1. I am thank you! Funny thing is I have not painted them in years but now I want to? 🤷‍♀️ You’re good! 🙋‍♀️🤗

        My mother-in-law loves painting hers and she has asked me ever since I can remeber. I finally agreed to the clear just yesterday. lol!

        No worries… my toes are different… ALWAYS painted! :)😂

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      2. Haha! I just pictured Robert DeNiro saying, ‘you’re good you!’ from the movie, I believe it’s called, Analyze That.
        Yes, clear is a good first step. That’s great! Then we’ll move on to color.
        Lol, at least it’s just the hands! 😊🙌🏽

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  2. We all need to award ourselves with something. I remember the day I let my youngest daughter paint my one fingernail purple. I told her to do the other nine but something in her mind said no. Dad only deserved one.

    It’s Eugene, Oregon. We’re a tad liberal and I would have blended in. Maybe next time.

    Great color, by the way. Hope your feeling good today.

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