New Year’s Eve Nails 2014

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all have an enjoyable and safe evening.  I’ll be headed out to a party at a friend’s house tonight and of course had to come up with a festive design for my nails to celebrate.  I sat at my nail station for about 3 hours putting this one together last night because I had no idea what I was going to do when I sat down.  I knew I wanted something blingy and my first thought was to use some hex glitters to create a disco ball type effect.  I was going to use just gold and silver, but when I pulled out my little pots of hex glitters I decided to add more colors… so there are light blue, dark blue, pink and silver hexes over two coats of Gelish Artic Freeze on my middle finger.  For the hexes, I used my Gelish Foundation as the glue and carefully applied the hexes in a pattern row by row, curing after applying each row to keep them from slipping around.

Then I applied one coat of Gelish All Dahliaed Up on my pinky and thumb, followed by two coats of Gelish #PartyGirlProblems.  My index finger has two coats of Garden Teal Party, I applied a dark blue glitter gradient to the tip, and then hand painted on some fireworks. On my ring finger I started with two coats of Gelish I Heart My Instructor, applied a teal blue glitter gradient to the tip and added the fireworks and 2014.  The 2014 text was drawn on with a white Sally Hansen nail art pen.

Applying the hex glitters took the most time, and then I fumbled around with lots of ideas.  I tried stamping and failed miserably, and ended up using a dotting tool and RNP to create the fireworks instead.  In the end I’m really happy with the design. 2014 New Year's Eve Nail Art 2014 New Year's Eve Nail Art

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8 Responses

  1. Sandy says:

    Very festive! I’m new to your blog, since I’ve just fallen in love with SOG polish and I got an RCM pro starter kit for Xmas. Your nail designs are creative and done with the care to detail of a real professional–that your beautiful hands and nails could get work modelling makes this site truly over the top! Thanks so much for the swatches–they are what drew me here first; the blog content kept me as a subscriber.

  2. Denise coffey says:

    Brilliant! Barely had time to paint my own over the festive season. Have loved seeing your blogs throughout 2013 and look out for your swatches which are invaluable to me when purchasing new gelish shades. Thank you and keep up the good work! Happy new year! :-)

  3. Michelle says:

    Love it! So happy and festive…it makes me smile. :)

  4. Suzanne says:

    So crazy! I don’t know how you do it! I have on Party Girl Problems. I love it!

  5. Melissa says:

    These are great!! I’ve found that with extra sparkles on Gelish (or even some of the heavy-glitter polishes) leave a slightly uneven finish with only one top coat. Do you ever do two layers of top coat? Seems like a waste, but some of mine either don’t seem to fully cure or cure un-evenly due to the glitter

    Lovelovelove the glitter gradient..I really need to try it out!

  6. Vlad says:

    Hi! Great job. Need your advice how to photoshoot nails with the best quality. Was trying to make some pics but failed(((