We’ll spare you all the gold idioms and just say this: Foil leafing might just be the fastest way to fake a designer mani.
Follow manicurist Geraldine Holford’s lead by starting with clear base coat before applying two layers of Zoya’s midnight-blue “Dream” nail polish ($10; zoya.com).
Wait until the polish becomes tacky to the touch, then use tweezers to pick up bits of gold foil—available at your local craft store—and gently press onto the nail at random.
Lock in your handiwork by topping with clear base, and you’re golden. (Sorry… we couldn’t resist.)