Nail Art Tutorial: Pot of Gold Nails

Pot of Gold Nails Nail Art Tutorial & SwatchesA couple of days ago, I brought you a shamrock nail-art design I came up with. Today, I have Pot of Gold Nails!

This is a very quick look that you can whip up in no time.

But, if you have some extra time to spend, consider adding a rainbow that leads to the gold. You could also put a metallic dollar-sign on the pot.

Hope that you like this easy design. It was pretty fun wearing this on my fingertips. But I was on the lookout for any leprechauns that would come to claim their treasure. ;)

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*~* Pot of Gold Nail Art Tutorial *~*

Pot of Gold Nails Nail Art Tutorial Supplies

What I Used:

  1. OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
  2. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
  3. China Glaze Gaga For Green
  4. China Glaze Solar Power
  5. Milani Nail Art (Art of Gold)
  6. Milani Nail Art (Black Sketch)
  7. Piece of foil
  8. Daniel Stone Art Tool #5

Step 1: Apply a Base Coat

Step 2: Paint Your Nails Green

Since I really loved China Glaze Gaga For Green from the ElectroPop Collection, I decided to wear it again for this design. :)

(If you’d like to see my in-depth review and swatches of this green, click the above link.)

Wait about 8 minutes or so to allow this to slightly dry before proceeding to the next step.

Pot of Gold Nails Nail Art Tutorial Step 2

2 coats of China Glaze Gaga For Green

Step 3: Draw the Brim of the Pot

Using your black nail striper or a brush dipped in black polish, draw a horizontal line across each of your nails. They’ll be the brim of the pot.

Pot of Gold Nails Nail Art Tutorial Step 3

Step 4: Finish the Rest of the Pot

Using the same nail striper, freehand the bottom of the pot.

Don’t worry if they’re not all the same. As you can see, all of mine are completely different. Imperfections in nail art are okay. :)

Pot of Gold Nails Nail Art Tutorial Step 4

Step 5: Add Gold to the Pot

Put some yellow polish onto your piece of foil, and dip your dotting tool into it. Add a cluster of dots on top of the pot you just made.

As you can see below, I used a shimmery yellow (China Glaze Solar Power). But, if you’re like me and want to kick it up a notch, continue embellishing the gold with the next step. (Make sure that you wait about 8 minutes if you do, though…)

Pot of Gold Nails Nail Art Tutorial Step 5

Step 6: Add Some Bling to Your Gold

Make your treasure really sparkle by adding some gold glitter on top. You could try dotting it on, but I just used my nail-art striper brush to blob a bunch of polish on.

Before proceeding to the next step, wait about 15-20 minutes. If you don’t, you risk smearing the design…like I did with the pot on my pinkie finger. ;)

Pot of Gold Nails Nail Art Tutorial Step 6

Step 7: Apply a Top Coat

Do you think you’ll sport pot of gold nail art this St. Patrick’s Day? Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

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14 thoughts on “Nail Art Tutorial: Pot of Gold Nails

  1. Kelly

    Hi Mary!! I wanted to let you know that you inspired me to start my own nail blog!! I am going to post my first post next week with my St. Patty’s day design that will include a pot of gold, and a little leprechaun face :)

    I really need to go get Gaga for Green! I am loving the swatches I’ve been seeing of it!

    Reply
    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kelly!

      That’s awesome – I’ll be sure to check out your post. Can’t wait to see the leprechaun face, especially! :)

      Reply
    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Haha, don’t worry – I also thought of popcorn the entire time I was painting the gold. Haha, if you can’t spend the gold, well, then you can eat it. :P

      Reply
  2. Maria Saldana

    For a moment there I thought it was popcorn haha! Hey there’s another idea I’ll try to make it also I’ll were this on st. Patrick’s day and when I feel lucky.

    Your awesome fan,
    Maria Saldana

    Reply
    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Maria Saldana!

      Hehe, you’re not the only one who thought that! :P I was hungry while painting this. I guess it shows…haha! ;)

      Reply
  3. karen

    Cute!

    I can’t quit staring at that green. What an appropriate name!

    (runs off to add Gaga for Green to the shopping list)

    Reply
    1. Mary Post author

      Hey lacquerloon!

      Aww…thank you for saying that! :) Glad that you liked it! The minute I wore China Glaze Gaga For Green, I knew I would have to later do this nail art for another time.

      Reply
    1. Mary Post author

      Hey another Cristina!

      Yes, definitely a white-and-red-striped background would make it look like popcorn! :) I should try that design sometime, too!

      Reply

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