Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Painting in the New Year - NYE Outfit

I'm pretty excited about these nails. I did some nails to match my NYE outfit, or New Years Eve outfit. I unfortunately didn't get a photo of my outfit, but it was a white shirt, gray pants, and black boots. I was a walking ombre!

So I made my nails match my outfit. White on top, gray in the middle, and black on the bottom. I like silver jewelry, I'm not really into yellow gold, so I used silver striping tape as my accent or to depict my accessories in this case.

Unfortunately I was super clumsy and nicked my index finger right before taking photos. You can see the tiny flaw on it, but I'm still super proud of these! They're simple, but I really like how they turned out.

I used Zoya Purity, Carey, and Raven. Purity and Carey are cremes, but Raven has a very subtle shimmer to it. I still think it fit in well though! I also used silver striping tape, which I didn't get in this photo, along with small cuticle scissors to cut the tape.

I started off by painting the top third of my nails white. I just free handed it since I knew I was going to be covering part of it afterward. I then put down some striping tape as a guide and applied the gray. I then applied more tape on top of the gray to mark off where the black was going to go, and then painted the black. 

I got paint on the striping tape that I used as a guide, so I removed that tape and applied the silver tape in the same spots to make it look nice. I then applied a layer of Seche Vite to seal the tape in. 

Now I'm curious what the others wore on NYE! 


  1. Love this! It looks so sleek!

  2. super nice! it reminded me of a dress I have ... show us your outfit! :)

  3. These are really pretty! I love the color combo!


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