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Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year's Eve Combo

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?

39 comments:

  1. I want that square glitter!!!!
    Love it!!

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  2. Essence Duo for sure-you know how I feel about glitter YUCK! but I must say, I am digging the square glitter-are there any other glitters you can think of that are just square alone?? I don't remember TIMW being only square? Congrats on winning the Crumpet top blogger of 2011~~ You totally deserve it!

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  3. @Fingers - No, TIMW isn't square at all. It's black hex. But I can't think of another black square glitter, so it was the closest substitution I could think of. I think some of the Essence Twins sets have square glitter too (Louise/It's Purplicious, Julia, Clyde, Carrie, Victory), but again we are faced with the problem of availability... Lynnderellas have some square glitter in them, but they aren't PURELY squares... I will have to think more on this and do some research. I'll get back to you.

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  4. don't pick just one! i love it with the accent nails. super fun for NYE parties!

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  5. @Marsha - oh don't worry! I wasn't going to pick just one for the mani. I was just wondering which combo you guys like better for curiosity's sake :)

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  6. Can't pick at all! Invert it for the other hand, 3 black/2 gold, just to give each combo fair play. *gorgeous*!

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  7. Lovely combo! I'm absolutely torn between the two glitters, both are fantastic.
    As for the party manis- my friend kindly made me a franken (delicate pink with a ton of pink and red glitter) so I'll surely be wearing this.

    Btw, been reading you for quite a time, it's my first comment. Love your blog!

    Katya

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  8. I love them both and think you should keep the way it is with the two accent nails. It's funkier and more fun that way!!! Love the combination!!

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  9. awesome mani.. i like both combos :)

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  10. I think you should wear it like that! I looks great!!!

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  11. WOW! I NEED that glitter pen. AMAZING!

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  12. The square glitter looks aaawesome! Also, I love that you used "batshit crazy." Not enough of us do. :)

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  13. <3 awesome manicure! I am not sure yet what to wear on NYE... probably a england Perceval!

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  14. This is EXACTLY how I imagine my NYE manicure! <3

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  15. the square glitter is amazing but why dont u just recreate this look? its gorgeous XXX

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  16. Beautiful mani; it's perfect for NYE!

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  17. I love the mani exactly as you have it!! Beautiful!

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  18. I thin they look great like that.But my favorite is the one with black base and the the glitter gold on top.Perfect manicure for New Years.I still don't know what I am do.But I want it to be fun!

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  19. O.O OH. MAH. GAH. That Circus Circus duo just blew my mind. It's the most awesome duo I have ever seen ever!!! Square black glitter!!!!!!! Oh man, Essence square glitter polishes rule. I was already lemming the Circus Circus duos, but now it's like crazy fevered lemming, lol! This mani rocks!!! :D

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  20. I love black glitter! Don't you think it's just the best?

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  21. i love the black and gold combi! If I have to choose, I guess I will pick the black square glitter! :D

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  22. This looks like a perfect new year eve mani! Love it!

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  23. Yessss!

    I bought Don't Feed The Tiger when I was one day in Germany. I almost couldn't believe my eyes and talked for ten minutes to my boyfriend about the awesomeness and rareness of black glitter. So happy! I live in The Netherlands and Essence is easily available here, but for some reason Don't Feed The Tiger wasn't released here.

    I thought I had my NYE mani in my mind (China Glaze Marry a Millionaire), but now I'm in doubt..

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  24. Oh wow what a gorgeous mzni!! Love the black square glitter :)

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  25. So fun! Too bad I can't find the circus collection anywhere. Great mani :)

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  26. OMG! I love your mani! I also LOVE black glitters more than anything else! and also love square glitters! I was all excited when I saw this essence polish but unfortunately it's the only one I couldn't find in my country;_; (and it was my favorite!)...
    I didn't know for Gilded Glitter! I kept searching for it (and not Gold Glitter in the DL bottle)! so great info! thank you!!

    I love the accent nails! look great like that!

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  27. This is, as usual, great! Did you know you were linked by birchbox? I had missed this!

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  28. If I should cut one finger and just keep this one I would definitely prefer the black square glitters ^^ ah ah ah... but the combo is just so nice that I rather let you all your fingers ^^

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