When you think about it, a gold manicure is the foolproof Christmas accessory: It's eye-catching enough to land compliments through a Zoom screen, but it's also low-commitment, and will only cost you the time it takes to paint your nails on your couch while watching The Bachelorette finale — which, for most of us, sounds like the typical Monday or Tuesday night plan anyways.
If you agree, but don't have the right bottle in your collection, we've got you covered with the polish guide, ahead. From the perfect gilded metallic from Essie to Sally Hansen's £3 quick-dry formula infused with fine-grained glitter, we've assembled every gold shimmer shade worth its weight in... well, you know.
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