Glitter Your Tips For The New Year

Perhaps wearing full-on sequins is not your cup of tea. Perhaps you prefer to subtlety shimmer. If this sounds like you, might I suggest that you glitter your tips to welcome in the New Year?

Nail polish is definitely having a moment right now, and one of the major trends is rocking a glitter nail polish. The look is no longer associated with adolescents, but has taken on a more sophisticated feel that women of all ages can wear without shame.

The first step is choosing which look you would like to glitter your tips with. If you would like a subtle, low-key shimmer, use only one coat, or layer the glitter polish over a matching solid color to cut down on the glitter. If you want to go all out—and why wouldn’t you?—for New Year’s Eve, apply two coats of sparkly nail polish.  For the more daring among you, try a French manicure with a strip of color on the tips of your nails. The possibilities are endless in terms of color combos!

Below are five nail polishes worthy of glittering your tips as the ball drops on New Year’s Eve:

  1. Revlon nail Enamel in Facets of Fuchsia, $4.79
  2. Face Stockholm for J.Crew Nail Polish in Talk of the Town, $10
  3. Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Do You Think I’m Sexy, $18
  4. OPI Nail Lacquer in Rainbow Connection, $8.99
  5. Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer in Snow-Man of My Dreams, $7.99

Here is a hopeful hint to remove the polish easily: Soak cotton balls in nail polish remover and place one on each nail. Wrap each finger in aluminum foil and let it sit for five minutes. Then press down and pull the foil and cotton off of your nail revealing a glitter-free surface. Viola!

-Channing Hargrove

Channing Hargrove is a style writer just trying to make it to New York City. Want to follow her on her journey? Visit her site Channing in The City or follow her on Twitter @chan_inthecity.


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