I don't know about you, but it's almost New Year's Eve (where did 2011 go?) and all I can think about beauty-wise is glitter. Lots and lots of glitter!
Glitter for the eyes (still undecided if I'm going for Sephora or Chanel eyeshadows tomorrow night) and glitter for the nails, naturally. And because a little glitter top coat inspiration might come in handy before we ring in 2012, I thought I'd share with you my small contribution to the matter:
From left to right, we have:
1. Shu Uemura Glitter, the most "Gaga" of the bunch, thanks to its mega- and micro- holographic glitter particles,
2. OPI Glitter Bit of Music, a subtle gold microglitter top coat,
3. Nubar 2010, which despite its name is so not last years' news and adds a gorgeous multidimensional layer of red, gold and green iridescent flakes to your nails (dupes include Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and the more recent Essie Shine of the Times), and
4. Maybelline Flash Cosmic, a blue/teal iridescent duochrome flakie in a clear base (kind thanks to LionLovingTiger for this one).
The swatches are in the same order:
Sadly, I could not get these to photograph as crisp and true-to-life as I'd like (perhaps I should add "get yourself a DSLR" to my resolutions for the new year), but hopefully you got a rough idea. I'd strongly recommend anyone interested in the two flakie ones to look for a few more images of them online.
PS: The base I used is Essie Material Girl, probably not the most fortunate of choices.
So, did I whet your appetite for some glittery nails for tomorrow night? :)
What manicure will you be sporting on New Year's Eve?