Monday, 30 December 2013

NYE: Nails ✴

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve and I suppose everyone is getting all fancy to party till dawn! I figured that I couldn't do any outfit suggestions because I'm still too young to go to classy parties and couldn't do any makeup/hair suggestions either, since I do not own any party-ish products. So, I found myself falling back into the nail art section (which isn't a bad thing)! 

1. Strike !

My first manicure is quite easy but nevertheless cool. For this one, I did my normal two layers of hot pink nail polish. I let it dry, cleaned the edges as per usual and added my final touch: the silver strike. To get the look of this manicure correctly, don't try making a flawless line! I took a q-tip, cut one of the ends into a pointy end, dipped it into my nail polish (like a pen in ink) and starting drawing my line. And here's your result! I really love this silver nail polish by Ciate; it's super flashy and fun.

2. Snowfall

This one's very wintery and sparkly. I chose this light blue and chunky glitter nail polish to give my manicure a touch of frostiness. It's very simple, too. Apply two layers of light blue nail polish and add, as a top coat, a layer of glitter nail polish. To put it on correctly, use the "dab, dab, and glide" technique. Tada!

3. Firecracker

I must admit, that this one is a little harder than the previous suggestions and a bit more time-consuming. It looks like the Snowfall manicure, but there's a little twist to it. First of all, do the normal single coat of light blue nail polish on both hands. As you do your second layer, do all your fingers except the one where you want the powder of sparkle to go. Do the second coat on the chosen finger let settle just a bit (a few seconds will do) and pour your powder onto it. Blow gently to let the powder incrust itself into the nail polish and also spread out onto other fingers. The sparkles will be concentrated on one finger and let the others shimmer a littler; it gives it this velvety touch and firecracker effect.

4. Sequin 

The colours of this manicure remind be the 1920's. This one is without a doubt the hardest manicure out of the four to make. Like before, start with the first coat of nail polish, add a second coat only on the fingers where you will not be applying any chunks of glitter, apply your glitter on the fresh coat of nail polish. And be careful to sprinkle it at approximately one centimetre above your nail without making any clumps of glitter. Don't touch anything. Just blow gently like before. Then, when your nail polish is pretty much dry, do your best to get rid of the useless chunks who have stuck on. Wash your hands and your manicure is finito!

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So there are my nail art suggestions! 
As a conclusion to this wonderful year, I hope 2013 was a great year for all of you. I'd like to thank everyone that follows, reads, and comments on my blog. I know it's a small 'business' but I still wanted to show my gratitude. I wish health and joy to everyone for 2014! Happy (early) New Year! 
- S.
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