Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! I’ve got two special posts for you today as I’m playing catch up. This first post is a quick New Year’s Eve nail tutorial I did for you. It’s great for a night out on the town or a night in, soaking up the last few hours of 2013 and spending it with loved ones before we all get back into the groove of things next year. It feels really weird to say that. The year has literally flown by. Anyway, I hope you like the tutorial! Stay tuned for a special last minute New Year’s Eve makeup post!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
So I stopped at Ulta a couple of days ago and spotted a bucket full of nail polish that was on clearance. I scanned over the selection with New Year’s Eve in mind and chose these two colors; OPI’s “All Sparkly and Gold” from Mariah Carey’s 2013 holiday collection and one of China Glaze’s textured polishes in “Bump In The Night” from their Halloween collection. You guys, the OPI color is the best, most sparkly gold nail polish I’ve ever owned. I’m in love! I thought it would be cool to incorporate that color with the texture polish for a different spin on this New Year’s Eve mani. In addition to these polishes you’ll need your favorite base coat, I’m currently trying out Orly’s Bonder Rubberized Base Coat and my all time favorite top coat is Essie’s Good To Go Top Coat. Lastly, you’ll need reinforcement labels which you can find at your local drug stores or Walmart.
At first, I was set on doing a half moon manicure to capture both colors and textures, but I came across the following picture of a nail blogger’s “Half Moon Side Mani”. I loved the concept so this is what I ended up with.
Inspiration Photo from Lost Girl’s Notes
On To The Tutorial:
Apply your base coat followed by two coats of OPI’s All Sparkly and Gold polish. Once mostly dried, apply one coat of your topcoat to your polish.
Once your polish is completely dry (luckily this glitter polish dried quite fast and the top coat dries in a few minutes) apply your reinforcement labels to a desired corner on each finger. I actually found it easier to do this one finger at a time to ensure you get the cleanest lines because the stickers don’t like to stick sometimes.
Lastly, apply China Glaze’s “Bump In the Dark” over top of the stickers. Let the polish dry for about 15 seconds or so before removing the sticker. And you’re all done! I wanted to keep the focus on the different textures of the polish, so I did not finish with a top coat, but you can definitely do so if you’re not a fan of the textured polish