Monday, 12 January 2015

NYE Nails: confetti glitter gradient

confetti glitter gradient nails
how to do glitter gradient nails

After returning home and unpacking [most of] my life, I've re-discovered two huge boxes of nail varnishes. I bet you can imagine, I'm like a kid in a candy shop! I love having pretty coloured nails, added sparkles are a bonus, but unfortunately the travelling lifestyle just didn't lend well to nail varnish so in the end I had bare nails for a whole year!

My New Year's Eve nails were a simple navy blue base, with blue and silver confetti glitter laid over the top in a gradient style. I simply let the base coat dry, then added the glitter - concentrating more of the strands towards the cuticle. The idea behind the theme was meant to be the dark blue night sky [I didn't have black on hand], with fireworks or party popper confetti over the top. I'm not sure it exactly looks like that but y'know, the idea was there. Excuse the wear around the tips, I only managed to take photos a couple of days into the New Year, oops!

I received a nail stamping kit for my birthday which I can't wait to try out! I'm sure there will be a few more nail art posts in the coming weeks. 


  1. These look great, I actually prefer the blue base rather than using black, it makes it seem a bit more festive!


  2. These look lovely, I really like the blue x

    Antonia | Fifi and the Diamonds

  3. Gorgeous nails (and that perfume is so good! <3) Love, Sjoukje

  4. Ah such pretty nails Emily!

  5. So pretty and I love the color of these!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  6. Gorgeous nails! I love this colour.

  7. Omgosh Emily, your nails are ammmazing!! :D So pretty.

    Tara x

  8. They look gorgeous! Love that glitter polish :)
    Thanks for sending me your link in the bloggers Twitter chat, love your blog!

    Natalie - The Floral Republic