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  • Writer's pictureAnjana Rajbhandary

These Are The Best Gold Nail Polishes For Luxe Nails

Getting a manicure is a beautiful form of therapy for many because it is a kind of self-care. Even if things aren’t going great in your life, getting a decent manicure can make you feel more put together. While we love getting nail inspiration from our favorite K-Pop celebrities, Cean Alphonso of OPI Education, India told Vogue, “While the coffin nail length and shape is still popular, I definitely feel that lots of people are opting for more natural lengths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” and there is nothing dull about short or natural nail length. Those who aren’t huge fans of long acrylic nails tend to opt for gel nails, which look gorgeous, but it has its own set of disadvantages. For one, it can be expensive, and the UV light used to ‘dry’ your nails can accelerate aging on the skin of your hands, per Allwomenstalk.

While #ManicureMonday is always trending on Instagram with zillions of nail ideas to choose from, the pandemic did put a halt on many artsy nails due to nail salons being closed and bringing out the artist within us. Painting your nails at home can be an affordable and less harmful way of getting pretty nails, and it doesn’t have to be boring. While many people love sticking to neutrals or reds for everyday color, you need to try gold nail polish because it makes a statement and works as a great accessory if you want to feel glam and luxe.

These gold nail polishes feel festive year-round

You may think gold nail polish is just for special occasions, but you can rock gold nails on the daily. It is a bold color but less vibrant than an in-your-face neon. We rounded up some luxurious options that will look beautiful on all skin tones.

Cosmopolitan hyped up Essie’s polish in shade Good As Gold. It is an opaque “silvery-gold” with a glossy finish. This metallic shade looks regal and is the perfect pick for a special occasion but subtle enough for everyday use. Elle recommended shade Shattered Souls from the Allure Best of Beauty award-winning brand, Smith & Cult. The vegan and non-toxic option has small and large glitter particles in a clear base. According to the brand, the inspiration for the color is, “I want a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I want to do nothing to deserve it.” For a truly luxurious feel, try Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in shade Canotier, as recommended by Who What Wear. It is expensive, but this highly pigmented polish looks and feels sophisticated. As an added bonus, it is formulated with bioceramics and ceramides to improve the quality of your nails over time. Refinery29 recommended Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in shade Go For The Gold if you are looking for an affordable pick. All you need is one coat, and it dries in 60 seconds; there is no way you will smudge it.

Originally published at on March 4, 2022.


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