For New Year's Eve last week I wanted a fun festive nail polish, so I settled on Essie's "good as gold" polish. It looks darker in the bottle but it goes on a perfect shiny gold. I haven't painted my nail tips only since high school, but I thought I'd give it a try on New Year's Eve. I have a steady hand so I applied it with just the nail brush, but an easy way to do it is by applying a thin strip of tape right under the tip of your nail and then painting. Have a q-tip dipped in nail polish remover for easy clean ups if you stray too far.