Sunday, 28 December 2014

Beauty: New Years Eve Nails

How to create show-stopping nails for New Year’s Eve

Whether you are partying with pals, spending the evening with family or having a night in with your partner New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated times of the year. Everybody from around the world pulls out all the stops to create a memorable night as we say goodbye to the past year and welcome in the new. Whether you have your night planned or still have to organise your evening make sure you have the perfect New Year’s nails that will have you bringing in the New Year with style.

From full on glitter to just a little sparkle, you don’t have to go big just make sure you go bold; check out below for the top 5 show-stopping nails perfect for celebrating the New Year.



1.       Sparkle Berry; Purple Rain by NARS, £15 with Diamond by Barry M, £2.99
Purple and silver are an ultra-modern combination that always works for a party, the combination of this shimmering purple with the small particles of sparkling Barry M glitter looks great with either just one layer or few to build it up, offering a fuller effect.

2.       Baby You’re a Firework; Black Out by Rimmel, £3.69 and Chasing Rainbows by O.P.I, £11.95
A rainbow of glitter on a bold black base looks great on all nail lengths and shapes. The black foundation acts as the night sky and the multi-coloured sparkles twinkle like bursts of brightly coloured fireworks.

3.       Press On; Vamps by House of Holland, £9
Stiletto nails are having such a moment right now, seen on the like of Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Rita Ora the pointed shape is both sophisticated and show-stopping. These hot red set with jewelled embellishment are the perfect accompaniment to any cocktail dress or party ensemble. House of Holland has many others to choose from just head over to the website to check them out.

4.       Here’s to 2015; Midnight Cami by Essie, £8 with Models Own Nail Art Pen, £4.99
Simple yet effective, any jewel inspired polish such as a deep pink, royal green or rich red looks beautiful on short, smart nails. In particular this opulent navy shade is a perfect polish to use as a basis to create any sort of New Year inspired nail art. Models Own have numerous nail pens available but the silver and gold metallic are perfect for the party season.

5.       Champagne; Nude Créme by Orly, £9.50 and Boom Boom Pow by Deborah Lipman, £14.95
The combination of the shimmering nude and sparkling gold tips make for an unbeatably chic and wonderfully New Years themed manicure. Use the nude to cover the entirety of the nail and this luxurious gold glitter polish on the ends to echo that of a sparkling glass of champers. 

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