Headed out on the town tonight for New Years Eve? Neroli Salon & Spa Downtown Nail Designer, Lisa is sharing her favortie tips for a quick and festive manicure at home.
- Orange Wood Stick
- Yellow Block Buffer
- Nail File
- Nail Polish Remover (my favorite is Zoya)
- Base & Top Coat
- Nail Polish Color
- Cotton Rounds
- Art Supplies (thin art brush, flat square brush, loose glitter & acrylic paint – you can pick all these up from Michael’s Craft Store! Otherwise hit up Sally’s Beauty Supply for a nail polish with a stripping brush & a glitter top coat)
- Prep time: 5 min
- Polish time: 30 min
- Drying time: 30 min
Step 1: Apply Aveda’s Cuticle Control to your cuticles. Let sit on for 5 minutes; rinse off. Push back cuticles with an orange stick.
Step 2: File nails. Apply a nourishing oil to cuties, like Aveda’s Beautifying Composition to add hydration and buff nails.
Step 3: Prep nails for polish with a polish remover, like Zoya’s Nail Polish Remover. Apply base coat (my favorite is Zoya’s “Anchor.”)
Step 4: Apply 2 color coats of your choice to nails; let nails dry for 30 seconds to 1 minute in between each coat. ***I used OPI’s Alpine Snow & All Sparkly & Gold with one coat of “My Voice is a Little Norse.”
Step 5: Let nails dry for 5 minutes before starting art. Using your stripper brush with white polish or white acrylic paint, make an “X” across your nails. On the outside of the “X,” paint 4 “V”‘s to make pattern. Let dry.
Step 6: Using either your glitter topcoat or your loose glitter (loose glitter can be mixed with any top coat for this as well), get a small amount on the brush and swipe down the entire nail. Let dry for a few seconds. Apply more just at the base of the nail and swipe down slightly. Let dry. Feel free to add more glitter to the base of your nail bed – the amount of glitter you want to add is all up to you!
Step 7: Apply top coat (my favorite is Zoya’s “Armor.” Zoya’s drying drops help speed up drying time a lot! Give nail polish about 30 minutes to fully dry.