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Since I’m the queen of festive sparkle during the holidays (well, any day really) I feel like my nails should be no different. And since fountains upon fountains of champagne is perhaps my favorite thing about New Years Eve I decided to translate the look of a pretty glass of bubbly into these gorgeous nails.
My nail tech used two different gel polishes to create this look – both are by Gelish. She first applied two coats of a light champagne color called 01238 Bashful then went over that with one coat of 01400 Emerald Sparkle to make the look a tad more glittery. Oh and btw, I know the color is called Emerald Sparkle which sounds green, but it’s really just silver. (Gelish does offer a color called Champagne but I felt like it looked a little too yellow, hence why my tech opted to custom mix something instead)
I’m really happy with how my nails turned out and have been getting tons of compliments. I like these so much I may put this color combo on my permanent roster becuase the way I see it, it doesn’t have to be New Years to enjoy champagne. Cheers!
I got ma’ nails did last night and on a whim decided to go for a softer look, which I am now completely in love with. Normally I favor black, fuchsia and such but I am really feeling this white/light pink on me…
My nail tech used several shades of Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish to create this look. This glittery white shade is called 01358 Waterfield.
The pink accent shade is actually a mix of two colors: two coats of 01327 Light Elegant with one coat of 01400 Emerald Dust on top. The name of the second polish is a bit confusing since it sounds like it would be more of a green color, but it’s actually just silver glitter with some larger, iridescent pieces mixed in.
I really love how subtle this look is, not to mention it’s perfect for Easter!
I was in the mood to try something different when I went in to get a fill last night and came up with this. And I loooooooove it! I rarely do black polish on my fingers, but it provides such a great backdrop for silver glitter I don’t know why I never did this before.
At the behest of one of my best friends, I tried black polish, adding a coat of silver glitter on top to make it my own. I thought keeping my ring fingers hot pink would add a nice pop of color, which it did.
I just love how the glitter catches the light. Cuz you know I can’t just have plain black, come on now!
A big reason I went with the color scheme I did was cuz I felt it would showcase my fancy new purple ring. The black provides a nice, dark canvas while the hot pink pulls the brightness out of the swarovskis.
Here’s a close-up so you can see the detail in the colors. This was all done with gel nail polish – the brand is called Gelish. We started with two coats of color 01348 Black Shadow, with one coat of 01358 Water Field (silver glitter) on top. On the ring finger we used 01402 High Voltage as that was the most vibrant pink they had.
I love these so much I think I’m gonna keep them for a while =) And if you’re interested in getting your nails done at my go-to place, it’s called Star Nails. Ask for Kim (she’s my favorite tech) and tell her Jackie sent you!
My fabulous nail tech Kim talked me into trying out these new gel nails, and omg I am in loooove with the results. I’m a big fan of sparkly nails and this is probably the most sparkle I’ve ever had upon my fingertips.
This is what my nails look like against a light background. What I love about the color is it’s multi-dimensional, so it looks light against some colors and a little darker against others. This backdrop pulls out the iridescent tones so it almost looks like I have diamonds on my fingers.
Against this pretty black pillow the deeper pink glitter really comes out, making the look more intense. It almost reminds me of Barbie pink.
The process to create these pretty nails isn’t as hard as one would think either. All my tech did was fill my nails with pink acrylic, then apply a basecoat of gel before applying 3 coats of the colored gel. She then finished it off with a top coat and I was all done. The whole process actually took less time than my normal pink and white fills do, and it was only abut $5 more. Totally worth it for the extra sparkle if you ask me!