Knockout Nails for New Year’s Eve
Can you believe it? Another year has come and gone.
2013 has had its moments; from Miley Cyrus’ unforgettable twerking to Nelson Mandela’s unfortunate death, there’s likely something that has happened in your life or in national news over the past year that has made 2013 memorable for you.
But now that it’s coming to an end, it’s time to remember last year’s achievements and failures and look forward to the promise of a new year — to celebrate what is yet to come.
2014, I have a feeling you’re going to be a doozy.
And what better way to say “hi” to the new year than to wave with some gorgeous, sparkling fingertips?
Aside from Halloween, New Year’s Eve seems to be the only other holiday that can be shamelessly celebrated with plenty of shimmer and glimmer. And you might as well flaunt that shimmer and glimmer from the very body parts that will be waving in the new year and holding your fabulous glass of champagne during the countdown.
Ladies, here are my top five fav NYE glittery nail polishes.
1. Nails Inc.’s Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish – ON SALE for $7 at Sephora
Unlike a lot of other glittery nail polishes, Nails Inc.’s Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish is created with two different particle sizes, giving it a real 3D effect. And also unlike a lot of other glittery nail polishes, it provides full coverage so you don’t have to worry about choosing a colour to lay under it. This polish really allows your nails to make a statement with both sparkle and texture, and it comes in five different colours. The shade shown above is called “Sloane Square”, and I think it’s just as fun as it is sophisticated.
2. Deborah Lippman’s Glitter Nail Lacquer – $22 at Sephora
Deborah Lippman’s Glitter Nail Lacquer is for the fashionista who wants to indulge on nail aesthetics AND nail health. Each of these polishes contain treatment benefits from ingredients such as biotin and green tea extract. They also claim to be long-lasting, quick-drying, and fantastic for layering. This particular shade is my favourite; it’s called “Ruby Red Slippers” and is just as beautiful and magical as the slippers on Dorothy’s feet.
3. Butter London’s “Bit Faker” Nail Lacquer – $17 at butterlondon.ca
4. Essie’s Encrusted Nail Lacquer in “On a Silver Platter” – $8.50 on Essie.com
5. OPI’s “Living By Daylight” – ON SALE for $6.99 on nailpolishcanada.com
OPI’s Living by Daylight is absolutely stunning when applied over top of another colour – ANY OTHER COLOUR. The polish is clear but loaded with multi-coloured, confetti-sized sparkles. This polish would match any outfit, so you really can’t go wrong with wearing it. One coat over a nude polish gives a more laid-back look, since the sparkles are much more dispersed. However, adding two or three coats of this polish makes your nails look like they’re full of sparkles, just like the picture shown above. The level of intensity is up to you!