My NYE 2012 Look

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Happy New Year’s Eve!!  While everyone is getting all dolled up to go out, I thought I’d share what I’m doing to get ready for the last night of 2012.  New Year’s is such a fun time to get dressed up and add some sparkle to your makeup and your outfit.  Since I’ll be wearing either this black sequin tank or some sequin shorts, I wanted to keep my makeup subtle, but still incorporate a little glitter.  This gold glitter cat eye is the perfect NYE look if you want to stray from the typical bold smoky eye.  My black and gold mood is so fitting for this fun-filled holiday, don’t you think?

Products mentioned:
Benefit PoreFessional
Dermaloque BB Cream (You can find my review of this product here)
Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion
Sigma Essential Brush Kit (Make Me Blush)
**Use coupon code DEC2012 to get 10% off your purchase through Dec**
Urban Decay Vice Palette
Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eyeliner (Gold)
NXY Glitter Cream Eyeshadow Palette
Face It Auto Gel Eyeliner Pencil (Black)
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Waterproof Mascara
Kiss Lashes (09)
Lashgrip Adhesive
Milani Easybrow Pencil (Natural Taupe)
Stila Contouring Trio (discontinued, but this is a similar shade to the dark)
MAC Blush (Well Dressed)
MAC Lipstick (Modesty)
Butter London Lippy Lipgloss (West End Wonderland)

On me:
EXPRESS Sequin Tank
Sinful Colors (Black on Black)
Butter London Nail polish (West End Wonderland)

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I also wanted to adapt my mani pedi to my black and gold mood, and of course I found inspiration on Pinterest!!  I’ve got a gold glitter dipped mani and a NYE ready pedi to match.

 

This is the pin that inspired my mani.  My mom-in-law got me the Butter London gold glitter polish, West End Wonderland, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  Below I’ve given you a step by step tutorial of how you can get this look too!

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1.  After applying my Nailtiques base coat,  I applied two thick coats of this Sinful Colors polish in Black on Black.  I really love this polish and it’s only $2 at Target!!

First coat of glitter2.  I applied one very thin coat of my Butter London West End Wonderland.  I started off painting the tip so that I had very little polish on my brush when I went further down the nail.  You only want the glitter to go about halfway down.  To get a more scattered look, I turned my brush on its side and used it to create random streaks of glitter.

2nd coat of glitter3.  Next I applied a second coat of glitter, starting about halfway down my first coat.  This will create an ombre effect with the glitter.  This coat should be applied normally, but don’t stress if it’s not perfect or completely covering the tip.  It’s supposed to be organic looking.

Gold dipped nails4.  One thick coat of Seche Vite later and you’re done!!! If you’ve got a few particles of glitter that have dried over the edge of your nail, gently buff them away after the glitter coats have dried, but before the top coat.

 

I literally went out and bought a pack of metallic Sharpie’s the day after I pinned this.  I decided NYE was the perfect opportunity to experiment with a little nail art on my toes!

Black on Black Toes1.  Again I started off with Nailtiques and two generous coats of Sinful Colors Black on Black.

NYE2.  On one big toe, I wrote NYE with my gold Sharpie.  I had alcohol wipes on hand in case I messed up, but I didn’t end up needing them.

20133.  On the other, I wrote 2013!!

Sharpie4.  I finished off my toes with a coat of Seche Vite to set the polish and the Sharpie.  I let the Sharpie dry a little because I didn’t want the writing to smudge.  My toes are now ready to celebrate the new year!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my New Year’s tutorials!!!  Have an amazing night and cheers to the New Year!!! 2013, here we come!!  I’ll leave you with a New Year’s kiss from me to all of you!

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Best & Blessings,
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