Thursday, December 31, 2015

[Tutorial] - New Year's Nails!

First: Hey!
Secondly: I'm sorry to all my readers in New Zealand, Australia, Russia, and other people who live within time zones that have already passed midnight but I'm afraid that my sleeping in today prevented me from posting this tutorial in time for you (◞‸◟;). I will be in better time next time, I promise!

Now to today's post: a quick New Year's nail tutorial!
For me, black and glitter are must haves when it comes to New Year's eve and since I'm probably just going to wear a plain black dress for tonight, I thought I'd spice my outfit up with another manicure.

Time is quite literally running out so let's make this tutorial quick!
For today's manicure I used these 6 polishes:
From left to right: Black Swan from L'OrĂ©al, Silver Pop from Gosh, Kaleidoscope from Wet 'n' Wild, an unbranded top coat, French Pink from a French manicure set from The Color Institute. I don't know the name of the last one but it's from The Color Institute as well and is a rose pink, glittery, kind of see-through polish.

Okay! First step is, of course, to use a base coat - in my case the French Pink - to protect your nails from staining. It also makes it just a tiny bit easier to remove the glitter later (you should be able to peel if off).
Next I covered my entire nail with the rose pink polish. It doesn't matter if the white part of your nail is still visible as we will cover that up in the next step.
I wanted sort of a messy, gradient effect and to make this I cut off the corner of a washing sponge, painted it with the black polish and dabbed it unto my nails.
The result was this. If you want, you can go over the tip of your nail with the black once more (just use your brush) to cover any eventual spots that you missed with the sponge. 
I did a thick stripe of the Kaleidoscope on top of the transition between the pink and black colour... 
And once it had dried I used the glitter polish from Gosh to add a little bit of extra sparkle. You can be a bit messier with this one if you like. 
Add a layer of top coat to keep your nails sparkling all night and then you're done!

If you followed my tutorial, the outcome should look like this!
(Except for my cat in the background. He won't magically appear. Sorry). 

This is how my nails will look like for New Year's tonight and I'm thinking of pairing it with my black dress, some black heels, stud earrings, a black smokey eye with some rose pink tones, and a pair of fake lashes with little rhinestones on.

What will your New Year's nails be like?
How about your outfit?

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