New Year – new nails #2

If you’re like me and remember my post on gel mani’s you’ll recall that nail polish is a rip off for people like me. It never stays. So true to form, my nails didn’t last. In my effort to find something more “reliable” to celebrate New Years with our Great Gatsby theme I made some DIY glitter nails with the same idea from my previous post. Just top wet polish with a design and seal it with a clear top coat.

So I dug through my cosmetic bag for some glitter and found this:

I found 1 green NYX glitter and 1 black NYX glitter and decided that my gold glitter top coat would pair great with them. And voila:

So after applying 2 coats of clear polish I dipped each finger into the glitter pot and made sure it was fully coated. Then I moved on to the next finger and did the same. I saved brushing off the excess for the end after I let it sit for a bit. It comes out a bit messy as you can see from the picture above but I just went over with a dust brush and cleaned it up a bit before coating it with a top coat.

I did all my fingers with the black glitter and my ring finger with the green glitter:

And fini!

About gracefulleats

Born and raised as a Southern California girl I can't imagine living any where other than sunny so cal! I grew up in the 'burbs (as 'burb as 'burb can get - in Corona, CA) and then discovered the amazing cuisine offered in the Bay Area when I went to Cal for undergrad. Upon graduating I found myself looking for spot in the world in SF but soon discovered that I truly am a so cal girl who thrives off the beautiful weather and drives 1 mile to the grocery store (with tons of empty parking spots that are just waiting to be occupied but perfectly content being empty!) I will admit that the food (from the fancy schmancy to the holes in the walls) are not as eclectic or plentiful or rave-worthy as they were in the Bay but it's home and its so much better! I have found plenty of taste-bud pleasing eateries and have thousands more to try but sometimes nothing compares to the spectacular home cooking that my parents do. Here you'll probably be introduced more to what my parents cook rather than to what I do (not that I can't... I just... don't - hahaha). Thank you for visiting and hope you enjoy your read!
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