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New Year’s Nails

We’re going to friends tonight for drinks, then coming home for a nice meal (before probably dozing on the sofa to Hootenanny and then being woken by the fireworks at midnight!). And tomorrow we are out for a meal with some other friends.

So I want to do some New Year’s nails, but I’m not sure what to do. I’ve had a look on Pinterest and Google images, but still I’ve not been inspired enough to make a choice.

So instead, I have played about with some swatches.

New Years Nails
Black with silver sparkles or black with sparkly tips?

Left: I’ve layered NYC Rock Muse over Calvin Klein Ebony Hates Chris Black (EHCB).

Right: I’ve used a base of EHCB, added a tip using Nina Silver Slipper, and then added some rhinestones. I like how it looks, but could probably only do that on an accent nail, otherwise it would take too long I think.

New Years Nails
Silver glitter or silver and black half moons?

Left: I’ve simply used Nina Silver Slipper on its own.

Right: this is a half moon using Silver Slipper and EHCB.

New Years Nails
Black with silver stripes or reverse black and silver half moons?

Left: I did a base of Silver Slipper, then used striping tape to add two of the lines near the tip. I then layered over EHCB and removed the tape. I smudged it a bit, so used a silver striper to go over the lines and then got a bit carried away and added some more. I think the execution is poor, so don’t really like how this came out and am not sure I have the patience today to do all my nails like that.

Right: a reverse half moon with Silver Slipper and EHCB.

Then I’ve done three gold nails.

New Years Nails
Plain gold or gold with added gold sequin glitter or gold with red and gold glitter?

Left: Barry M Christmas Gold, with a top coat of Nails Inc Glamour Glitter.

Centre: Barry M Christmas Gold, with two coats of Revlon Sequins.

Right: Barry M Christmas Gold, with a coat of China Glaze Electrify.


My problem now is that I have too many choices and don’t know which ones to choose! What shall I do?