Planning an outfit for New Years Eve festivities means getting it right from head to toe. After giving you sparkly NYE outfit inspiration from style bloggers like Kristina Bazan, Danielle Bernstein and Alicia Roddy, it's time to start thinking about the next – somewhat smaller – aspect of your festive look: Nail art.
This NYE, sequins and metallic finishes will not only decorate your clothes and eyelids. They'll also brighten up your manicure and add the glamorous finishing touches to your look! Read on to get inspired by one of the 5 following nail art trends!
Spice up your solid matte nail polish with glamorous and festive gold stars layered on top. For a cool contrast, layer shiny gold stars over a dark matte finish nail polish in plum or black. After applying a base coat to your nails, apply two coats of polish, then let it dry. Layer a matte top coat over your polish, then use an angled brush to paint gold metallic stars on each nail! If you aren't so great with drawing, you can also use gold stickers to cheat!
Why limit yourself to one layer of glitter when you can try two? This New Years Eve, layer your polish with two different types of glitter polish: Small sequins and large ones. After applying a nail polish colour of your choice, layer it with your standard glitter polish. Once that's dried, arm yourself with a polish that contains larger sequins or shapes and apply it on top of your first layer of glitter. Let it dry then finish off with a shiny top coat!
Still haven't had the opportunity to try out the iridescent nail trend? New Years Eve is your chance! Glass nails give you a glamorous look that's perfect for the over-the-top style that accompanies NYE outfits. The look has been spotted on multiple celebs and beauty bloggers, meaning inspiration for the look is all around you!
First there was facial contouring, then hair contouring and now? Nail contouring! Yes, nail contouring is a technique that makes your fingers and nail beds appear thinner with the help of nail polish. To get this festive look, start off by applying a dark matte polish onto your nails. Once you've achieved your desired look, use an angled brush to apply a metallic gold polish around the edges of your nail for a shiny contrast!
Chrome nails started out in gold and silvers, but now, style and beauty bloggers are experimenting with unique shades like rose gold! To achieve this look, arm yourself with a chrome nail polish formula then finish off with a shiny top coat for added shine!