By Kimberly Nissen, The Beauty Bandit
Dressing up to bring in the New Year is half the fun for us girls. We get our hair done, pick out a fancy dress and slip on cute shoes, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Why not adorn your nails with a very special manicure. Today we are showing you five looks to match every New Years celebration.
For a manicure that will last well past your New Years celebrations, Shellac will keep your nails looking pristine for up to two weeks. Sipping champagne over a romantic New Years dinner will come in second to your elegant nails. With over 30 ladylike shades and effects to choose from you will have no problem matching your nails to your outfit.
Rescu. Recommends: Mother Of Pearl for the romantic candlelit dinner.
From $30 for manicures. Phone 1800 449 109 for nearest salon.
If you are heading to a summer festival this New Years Eve or New Years Day, you will want something colourful and fun. The nail polish strips from Sally Hansen are easy to use and come in an array of great patterns. Simple slip them on and you are ready for a fun filled event.
Rescu. Recommends: Girl Flower for an outdoor festival.
RRP $14.95 from Kmart, Target, Big W, Priceline, Price Attack, Myer, David Jones, Woolworths and pharmacies.
If you are heading to a kicking party you can be sure to stand out from the crowd with a good mix of metallic colour and some shimmer. This range from Orly is all about bold hues and the underlying shimmery glitter shines under the bright disco lights.
Rescu. Recommends: Rock The World for the party people!
RRP $18.95 from Orly online, pharmacies, salons and spas.
Change your nail colour as quick as you change your New Years plans with this fast drying range. It applies in 1-second and with a range of 27 colours you won’t be spoiled for choice.
Rescu. Recommends: Coralicious for a beachside BBQ.
RRP $7.95 from Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W, Coles supermarkets & selected pharmacies
The newest collection from OPI contains 6 of the most remarkable glitter polishes we have seen in some time. If you are heading to watch the fireworks, or even just watching them on TV, you can bring the colour explosion right to your fingertips.
Rescu. Recommends: Rainbow Connection for fireworks that last all week long.
RRP $19.95 from David Jones, Adore Beauty online and leading beauty salons.
While all these shimmery colours look a treat, removing them can be quite difficult. We asked Karon McKendrick-Taylor, OPI Educator and Stylist to tell us how to get them off without breaking a sweat. “Removing glittery and metallic lacquers is not that easy because of the metal flicks contained in the formula.”
1. Generously apply OPI Expert Touch polish remover on a cotton pad/wipe.
2. Hold the soaked pad onto the nail for twenty seconds before wiping away.
3. More effort needs to be placed on removing the lacquer, don’t be afraid to rub away the lacquer.
4. Resoak the nail pad and continue the process on the next nail bed.
RRP $11.95 from David Jones, Adore Beauty online and leading beauty salons.