Sparkle-icious Nails

Hello hello!

I've managed to catch some nasty cold that's going around so I spent the weekend between my bed & the couch. Mom bought me some meds yesterday so I'm feeling a bit better today, but still fairly sick. Won't get to spend tonight with my besties, but hopefully I'll see them soon :)

I realize this post might be a bit late, but I wanted to share some festive & sparkly nails with you in case you still need some ideas for NYE tonight! I used Essie All In One Basecoat & Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat with all of these mani's. (If you haven't discovered quick drying topcoats, you need to go buy one asap!)

This mani might be my favourite of the bunch. It was just SO sparkly in person! This is several coats of Essie Beyond Cozy with one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust (a holographic sparkle polish) for extra fun :) With glitters like this, you'll need at least 2 coats of a good topcoat because they tend to 'eat' topcoat and lose the nice shiny finish topcoat gives. And no one wants dull nails on New Year's Eve!

If you like a good navy, then you need to find a bottle of China Glaze Midnight Mission. It looks ok in the bottle, but on the nails it is so much prettier! I layered Essie Stroke of Brilliance over it to add some extra glitter :) The lighter shimmer from MM matched the glitter in SoB so well! Yay for happy accidents haha

If you want something a bit softer and more understated, then go for a nice cream or white polish and layer a subtle glitter over top! I showed this mani last week, but that was an Instagram shot and this one shows the pretty holographic sparkle a lot better :) This is 4 or 5 coats of Sally Hansen Mousseline with 2 coats of China Glaze Fairy Dust. You'll definitely want to use a quick drying topcoat with this one (I use Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, but there's tons out there) so the 8 layers of polish don't take hours to dry!

This gorgeous combo is what's currently on my nails, but I'm going to have to change it later because I just managed to get a large chip on my right hand. This is 3 coats of a really beautiful Color Club wine/maroon/oxblood colour that I don't know the name of (but there's tons of similar ones out there), with China Glaze 5 Golden Rings & some loose gold glitter on the moons. Won't lie, it was a little fiddly to do the moons, but it was definitely worth it. I love the effect it adds to a previously plain red nail!

What are your plans for tonight?? (Hopefully more exciting than mine, which currently involve my couch & Netflix haha) And what's on your nails?? Love getting new recommendations & ideas :)

See you next year!!