Midweek Manicure // New Years Nails

Happy New Years’ Eve! I hope everyone enjoys their last night of 2013. This week I tried two different New Years’ nail art designs. The first one is a glitter gradient but unfortunately I had some slight camera issues (meaning the shutter speed was a little wonky and I didn’t look too closely at the photos before I had already removed the nail polish). New Years’ resolution #1 is for Kim to pay more attention to detail…

Hopefully you get the gist, the one salvageable photo actually came out kind of cool (IMHO):

Glitter Gradient

I used:

  • Essie – Sand Tropez (beige/nude base color)
  • Essie – On a Silver Platter (painted at the top of the nail for the glitter gradient)
  • Nail art rhinestones (I placed a few blue rhinestones on each nail to bring out the blue glitter in On a Silver Platter)


I love the glitters from their new Encrusted collection. I saw On a Silver Platter and kind of had to have it.

Next up is a fancy black and gold mani:

New Years Nails

I used:

  • Sephora by OPI – Never Enough Shoes (dark brown with subtle gold flecks for the dark base color)
  • Orly – Luxe (for the gold tip on my index finger, gold ring finger and gold polka dots on pinky)
  • Nail art rhinestones (two black ones on my ring finger)


Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!!


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