New Year’s Eve 2013 Manicure

New Year's Eve Manicure CoverI love New Year’s Eve. I know it’s kind of cliché, but I can’t help it! I’m not a Christmas girl so I’m always excited when Christmas is over and the focus shifts to one of my favorite holidays.

This year my dress is a royal purple so I was struggling with what to do with my nails. I didn’t want to do a bright color and I didn’t want to opt for a metallic. And I definitely wanted to do glitter!

Deborah Lippmann Pseudo Silk Kimono is one of my favorite releases from the past year and I thought it would be a perfect solution to my nail polish crisis (yes, crisis!). I used Pseudo Silk Kimono as the base and then used POP Beauty Steel Glitz to add glitter to the tip. I focused the glitter at the very tip of the nail and let it fade towards the base of the nail.

I must admit….I love, love, LOVE this manicure. I did a test run of this manicure last weekend (I mean, can’t be risking an untried manicure to ring in the new year!) and got a ton of compliments on my mani. Unfortunately, it did chip in my sleep (really….). But it wore perfectly well for a night out which is, of course, what I was going for anyway!

Like I said, I do love this manicure and I don’t think it has to be just for New Year’s Eve. I posted a picture of this manicure on Instagram and katiepang1990 suggested this might we a good wedding manicure and I have to say….I agree.

There are many more swatches under the jump!

I hope everyone has a fabulous New Year’s Eve! See you in 2014.


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  1. Ah, wonderful mani! (would love to see your dress too, “royal purple” sounds divine! :))
    I think these DL silk polishes are amazing. And yes, it does look wedding-appropriate too! 🙂

    Hope you have a fun night!

  2. GORGEOUS! I want to try this with Ciate Angel Wings. Can u please share your technique for getting the glitter to deposit more on the tips, less on the rest of the naill? Do you just do a very light coat from the center of the nail toard the tip and then a second coat on the tips, or is it more complicated than that? Thanks!

    1. I should actually do a post on that. But in short, I start by dabbing glitter on the tips then adding glitter down the nail with the glitter that’s left on the brush. Hopefully that makes sense…

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