Holiday Metallics: Gilded Gold Nails

I’ve always been a lover of metallics, and in the Fall and winter, when everything is decorated in silver and gold, I can’t help but want to incorporate more of the sparkly fashions into my own everyday routine. I’ve actually found that incorporating a bit of shimmer and sparkle into my beauty routine has really added a fun element to everyday looks, it’s helped me to change up my beauty routine (which I admittedly rarely break from), and it’s an excuse to try new products.  My two latest finds:  gold eye shadow – even just a hint paired with mascara and my standard black eyeliner, and … drumroll … these amazing essie® Sleek Stick Stickers, found at Target.

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metallics essie gold nail stickers decals polka dots zara soft plaid checkered scrf luv aj rings gold leopard mug fall winter 2 _

I have been on an endless hunt to get those perfect gold foil nails.  I love a great gold nail polish (essie’s Good as Gold is a personal favorite of mine), but that shimmery look was just not what I was on the hunt for.  I wanted gold gold.  And then I discovered the essie® Sleek Stick Stickers in Oh My Gold!  And Oh My Gold! is right.

They may take a tiny bit of practice to perfect – but they really are just stickers – so aside from placing them well enough on your bare nails, and filing off the excess sticker at the ends, they look utterly professionally when you’re done applying them.  They also last amazingly well – mine stayed on a solid week (baking, showering, and gym included).  I actually had to peel the nail stickers off after a while because my nails were growing out underneath them.

I also think these essie® Sleek Stick Stickers would look really pretty over painted nails (TIP: Try a warm Fall/Winter shade like Stylenomics, Miss Fancy Pants, or a classic black or red) or on one or two nails as a glittery accent nail!

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The Outfit Details: essie® Sleek Stick Stickers c/o Target // Zara Soft Checkered Scarf // Old Navy Sweater // Luv AJ Gold Rings // Leopard Print Mug via T.J. Maxx

And remember that Zara soft plaid scarf I was going on and on about?  Well, here it is, making it’s editorial debut.  I stinkin’ love the holidays!


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.



  1. May

    I have that leopard print mug! Love love lov.

    • Lexi

      I fell in love with it the second I saw it! 🙂

  2. Rachel

    Look at that gorgeous ring- cha ching! haha your nails look fab, too! v

    • Lexi

      haha, thank you – I’ll be sure to tell my hubby! 😉

  3. amy

    i have never tried nail stickies before, but i love essie products and they look fabulous on you, so maybe i will have to try!!

    • Lexi

      They are so cute and relatively easy to put on – you will love them!

  4. Alyssa

    Can you believe I’ve actually NEVER tried sticker nails? I’m not sure if I’m skilled enough to make them actually look good, but yours are amazing–I especially love that they’re metallic. And you better hide that scarf because I might steal it…

    • Lexi

      haha, the scarf was a MUST! I promise the stickers are simple – and even if you put them on a little off-centered, they’re sparkly, so they hide the mistakes. 🙂

  5. Christine

    Ok, I know this post is about the nails but I’m absolutely obsessed with that mug and the scarf. This does make me want to try stick-on polish though. A long-lasting solution to nail polish would be amazing

  6. Kara

    Twins! These were so pretty when I wore them, can’t wait to try it again over nail polish and see how that looks!

    • Lexi

      Aren’t they!? I’m such a sucker for sparkle. 🙂

  7. Rachel

    THIS scarf! I lusted over it and finally bought it and cannot get enough! I’ve always been a silver girl, but gold sparkly nails just sound so perfect this season!!

  8. C. S. Pepe

    I love Essie Products 🙂 C, xoxo.

  9. Julie Khuu

    Oh I love those little nail stickers. Right now I’m rocking the little jeweled ones over super dark vampy nails…Love the high contrast and so festive for the holidays!

    Thank you for the blog visit love! Would love to get your thoughts on my latest!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

    • Lexi

      Thank you! It was a lucky find at TJ! 🙂

  10. Teresa

    Hi, I love all the things you do! God Bless you!

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