OHHHH BOY YOU GUYS! It's almost 2012, and you know what that means!? PARTY MANIS! Today I've got my first New Years Eve manicure option that I am considering. Not gonna lie, I am pretty much in love with it.
The gold base nails in this manicure were done with the Essence Circus Circus duo stick Don't Feed the Tiger. This is a European polish that I was lucky enough to get my hands on thanks to my lovely friend Ruth! One end is a gold foil, and the other end is a glitter topper. The glitter topper is the whole reason I bought this polish.
Square. Black. Glitter.
If you guys have been reading my blog for a while, you are probably aware of my love for both black glitter and square glitter. Well, this has BOTH. So obviously I am absolutely batshit crazy over it.
The glitter topper is not easy to apply, though. It was probably one of the more difficult glitters I have worked with. It took lots of pushing around to get the glitter in the places that I wanted it. Totally worth it though.
If you want to recreate this look, consider trying Color Club Antiquated and Wet N Wild Tangled In My Web. I know TIMW is not exactly easy to get either, so as a backup plan, you might try LA Girls Glitter Addict in Uninhibited.
The double accent nails are a base of Wet N Wild Black Creme and then two coats of NYX Gold Glitter. This polish used to be called Gilded Glitter, but when NYX did their revamp to include Deborah Lippmann style bottles, they renamed it Gold Glitter.
Gold Glitter is everything that I wanted Essie As Gold As It Gets to be. Unfortunately, the Essie flakie pieces are a bit too small for my taste, so after trying it, I went ahead and ordered this NYX polish. I like it a lot more -- it is more dramatic and the flakie pieces are more... sharp?
Here you can see all of the polishes that I used in this mani, and you can see what the Essence stick looks like! Pretty neat if you ask me!
I'm sure many of you would agree that black and gold are the go-to colors when you think New Years Eve. This manicure seems so NYE appropriate to me, and I think it is the color combination that is making me feel that way. Well, and I guess the glitter also looks like falling confetti, too!
So tell me, which nail combo do you like better, the Essence duo or the black with the gold flakes? I am curious! I honestly don't know if I can pick. :) EDIT I have a lot of people asking me why I'm not keeping both styles -- I definitely am!! I just am interested in which combination you guys like better for curiosity's sake. I didn't mean that I have to pick between them for my manicure. :) /EDIT
Time to get your resolutions drafted... only a few more days until the clock strikes midnight to announce a new year! Do you have any special NYE manicures planned? Or nail related resolutions?