I really like the look of this top coat and have worn it over a few different shades to see how I prefer it. Check out the nail looks I did with the gold leaf top coat below :)
Sinful Colors Social Ladder with 1 coat $OPI It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat
Color Zone unnamed blue polish with 1 coat $OPI It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat on accent nail
Essie Stylenomics with 2 coats $OPI It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat on accent nail
The gold flakes definitely stand out most against the darker polish, but I love the subtle glow it gives the pearly lighter shade and the vibrant look it has against the bright blue. If you prefer a finer look for your gold leaf, this one is definitely the way to go. I think of all the gold leaf top coats I prefer the look of this one and Zoya Gilty, as they aren't as chunky as the others. The $OPI It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat is on sale on the Sephora website for $15 and I've heard some people picked it up at the JC Penny Sephora for only $8!
I think these are gorgeous for the holiday season, but I have a hard time using it, knowing it's actual gold!! I just want to hoard it lol. I'm glad this one came down to $15, because I felt more justified in buying it.
Have you fallen into the Gold Leaf top coat frenzy?