December 31, 2011



These are my NEW YEARS EVE NAIL$$$! I wanted to bling out my nails, one, because of it being a night of celebration and two, because i'll either be wearing a LBD or something sequined... decisions, decisions. :) Just like I find it difficult to NOT have crazy embellished and busy nails, I also prefer to have two different (or similar in theme, but not in image or design) designs on either hand. The left hand is more simple, it uses more stones, and was inspired by new age, ICY bling. While my right hand has a more antiquated feel, both in color and the mass amount of nail art beads creating a filigree effect.
Even though i have my BFA in jewelry and metalsmithing I really don't wear a lot of jewelry... So i typically leave it to my nails to bring in that flash... and this manicure delivers!

On my left hand (gold) I used O.P.I. - bling dynasty, 3 coats, and on the right hand I used Love & Beauty - coral, 2-3 coats,with a ring around the nails edge using Kiss - gold glitter striper. I then embellished with gold nail art beads which created filigree and "settings" for my white rhinestone cabochons. I then used 2-3 really thick layers of Seche VITE - fast dry top coat because I'll be busy all day tomorrow with my NYE so I had to do my nails the night before and its important that my nails last the night!

I hope you all have a fantastic NEW YEARS EVE and DAY!!!


  1. WOWZA! i love the color combination of orange and gold..looks very bollywood and extravagant. BEAUTIFUL.

  2. Bling BLIIIIINNNGGG overload - woow :)
    But you have the nails for it - have a nice evening :)

  3. parisa - thank you thank you!:)

    maria - thank you! :) this is the longest my nails have ever been in my whole life lol... im kind of not used to it yet! and you too! :)

    happy new years!

  4. I love your bling!! They are truly Gorgeous! Happy New Year!!

  5. Wow!..What a great mani you have there..Love the color combination that you used for both hand..^_^..

    Thank you so much for following my blog..I follow you back..^_^..

  6. those are gorgeous! I love blinged out nails

  7. Kimberly- thank you! you too! :)

    Little monster- thank you!

    Angie- thank you! and your welcome, and thank you again! :)

    samantha- thank you! ME TOOO!

  8. these are fabulous! i love lots of bling :)


I really appreciate any and all feedback, and will try and write back as soon as i can! if you have questions you can ask them here or send me a message! However please do not spam me!
If you would like me to visit your blog please email me and i will gladly check out your site.
Thanx for stopping by :)