Saturday, 4 August 2012

You are GOLD! (leaf)

Rococo Nail Apparel in '#7676 Gold Leaf', (about £25) for 14ml.

Rococo are a premium, luxury nail polish brand, and this shade #7676 is a glossy top coat that contains real 24k gold leaf. I'll be honest and say that this has been in my 'to review' pile for about 6 months now, and I think I have finally found it's perfect partner- Essie's 'Sand Tropez'.
I mentioned here about how I have gone back to nudes recently, and whilst I do enjoy a glitter topcoat as much as the next girl, most of the time I'll wear a plain nail colour.

The formula of the polish is quick drying, you don't have to wait around too long for it to set before you slap on your shiny topcoat and it does add a different, extra dimension to a nail look.
However, I do feel I should warn you of its potency! The smell is unbelievably strong during application, but this does disappear when it dries. As with many decorative topcoats (glitter, confetti) the finish is irregular so be prepared that one nail may end up more coated than another, also some of the flakes don't sit flat and may stick up here and there. This can be avoided with a firm push down of the brush and another topcoat, though.

I do love the finish of Sand Tropez with Roccoco on top, I think it looks expensive and that they are a match made in heaven, what do you think? Would a gold leaf topcoat be a welcome addition to your nail polish collection?


  1. Beautiful on, but seems very extravagant!

  2. Oh, wow! That looks so pretty, you have such a good eye for matching colours. I think I'd be bragging that I had gold leaf on my nails aha! xx

    Violence & Fashion

  3. It looks gorgeous... love the combo you picked too, sophisticated! x

  4. This looks amazing! Great review :) x

  5. Great review hun! :) Wow this really does look amazing :)


  6. Love it, like a more sophisticated glitter! it looks beautiful :)


  7. Ooooh this looks like nothing I've seen before, gorgeous!

  8. i love this little combo, so cute, very autumny :)

  9. Omg, I love this! I've wanted to try a polish from Rocco for ages now. Think I might go for this one.

  10. omg love the colour and design! nice choice :) Hey, if you want, check out my blog, If you like it follow on GFC and Bloglovin, and I ALWAYS follow back xx – Vanessa Mae

  11. Oh this is gorgeous! I really want one!

    Stories of an English rose


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