The Two Reincarnations of a NYE Mani

First of all: happy new year all! 😀 Secondly, my main resolution that relates to my online activities is definitely to try to update my blog more often. I mean, I still do my nails with alarming frequency… no reason why I shouldn’t upload the pics.

When I was over at my mum’s for Christmas, she went about reading predictions and horoscopes for 2013 (she’s into things like that 🙂 ) and while I knew nothing about the lucky colours for the brand new 2013 before…

I remembered my mum saying that combinations of purple and silver were the luckiest thing. So that’s what I went with for my NYE mani.


I did my nails with the perfect purple creme of China Glaze’s Grape Pop (still a favourite!) and sponged on an old purple-y multicoloured glitter polish and my ring finger with the accent of Orly Out of This World complete with silver studs.


I adored this mani and wore it for three days. And then yesterday decided to update it keeping the accent finger. I love the studs!

I used an old favourite here as well — China Glaze Grape Juice and kept the purple theme.


I adore Grape Juice, but I’m sadly now out of it. Maybe enough left for an accent nail or two in the bottle, but no full manis with it anymore. 😦



So, which do you like more? 🙂




Mereneid Purple Glitter (layered)

Do you know layering remorse? That is when you have a perfectly pretty manicure and you decide to add something on top and it ruins it.

I was thinking this might be the case today. I have a nice small particle purple glitter polish from a local brand — Mereneid. I’ve used it once over a dark purple foil and it was gorgeous. Using sheer base glitters over a dark polish usually turns out well. So I have no idea really why I decided to try a darkish glitter polish over a pastel!

Here’s the polish:

It’s very multi-coloured even though the main glitter is purple. Thanks to the Vintage underneath though, it now looks predominantly silver.

And here it is two layers over Eyeko Vintage:

Close-up for you:

Can’t say I really have layering remorse. 🙂 I did like the clean creme look better, but I get bored easily. This was fun and easy, and it’ll burn your eyes with the sparkle in lamp light. We’re talking serious bling here!