Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hello Loves!  I'm back!  What better way to come back from a short holiday break than with glitter?  Of course, I have to show you my bling-tastic New Year's mani.
Rock Star Glitter Manicure with ArtsyFartsy Crafts Glitter

I just couldn't help myself.  I need something sparkly to bring in the new year.  So I broke out my ArtsyFartsy Crafts holographic glitters and went to work.  As I'm sure you know by now, ArtsyFartsy glitters are my glitter of choice.  Sandy makes sure that all of her products are top quality and they are absolutely perfect for nail art.  Plus I love that she offers them in small quantities that are just right for the DIYer.  If you haven't tried them yet, what are you waiting for?!?!?  You're not going to find higher quality glitter or even the same quality at a better price.  $0.99 for a teaspoon that is more than you'll need in your lifetime is a steal!  Try one, or two, or a dozen.  You'll thank me later.

I started with a base of Madam Glam Deep Dark Purple.  I had planned to place the glitter directly into the tacky layer of the 2nd color coat, but Deep Dark Purple isn't quite as tacky as I had hoped.  So I added a layer of top coat and started by pressing random lines of AFC Ultrafine Sky Blue Holographic Glitter onto each nail.  I then came in on one side of the Sky Blue with AFC Ultrafine Purple Holographic Glitter and AFC Ultrafine Black Holographic Glitter on the other.  This definitely satisfied my need for bling!  I topped the glitter with a thick layer of gel top coat for a smooth finish.
Rock Star Glitter Manicure with ArtsyFartsy Crafts Glitter

Of course, to make it more New Years themed, I freehanded "2015" on the ring finger nail with Akzentz Gel Play in white.
Rock Star Glitter Manicure with ArtsyFartsy Crafts Glitter

I am super in love with this mani!  The pictures really don't do it justice, but here's a slightly blurred shot to show the holographic effect of the glitter a little better.
Rock Star Glitter Manicure with ArtsyFartsy Crafts Glitter

I apologize for the thickness.  Apparently adding four layers of gel polish plus glitter on top of acrylic equals super thick nails.  I'll be so glad when my natural nails grow out again.  I miss them so bad!  Acrylic is fun and all, but it's just not the same.  :(

Any who, I'm back and ready for action.  I wish I could say that my little break left me refreshed with a ton of content ready to post, but instead it left me exhausted with a cold.  But I do have a fun gel polish to show you on Friday.  Here's a hint:  it's from Bundle Monster, and it's a tricolor thermal! 

I hope you have a wonderful and safe New Years Eve!  How do you plan to celebrate this year?  I suspect my rock star nails and I will be wrapped up and snoring in a NyQuil induced coma.  ;)



  1. They are really blingy and pretty! My New Years will be a quiet one, maybe at my parents, no parties for me.

  2. Happy New Year Michelle!!
    Because my three children gave me Revel's entire spring line for Christmas I went with Rebel with Disco on top for my NY mani. Disco is a great glitter & I anticipate using it alot.
    On a side note, I loved the purple you used when you swatched Chickettes' foils. I searched through your swatches to figure out which one I thought it was and ordered Deep Dark Purple. Thanks for all your swatches!!

  3. Love the mani and I can't wait to see your post on Friday now! Happy new year and I look forward to reading your blog for another year :) x

  4. This manicure is so festive! Great colors :)


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