New Year’s Eve Nails

Happy 2013 everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season full of joy!

Now I know I am not alone in this but my favorite part of celebrating New Years Eve is getting all dolled up with my greatest sparkly clothes and makeup! This year was no exception and my first step were my nails.
I used Lincoln Park After Dark from OPI and Sparked by Wet and Wild (On Sale right now for $.79!).

NYE nails

Directions:

Step 1: Apply favorite base coat
Step 2: Apply two coats of Lincoln Park After Dark
Step 3: Let dry
Step 4: Apply a line close to the top of the nail with your favorite glitter polish (Do NOT let this dry!)
Step 5: Clean off glitter polish brush
Step 6: Pull down the glitter with your brush for the ombré effect
Step 7: Repeat as desired
Step 8: Apply favorite top coat

Hope the steps make sense! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section if you are confused.

I did this on my toes as well and love it! I will definitely do this again with another color combination.
NYE look

Here’s a peek at my New Years Eve look! I went for a simple look with vampy lips and bouncy curls.

Tell me about your New Year in the comments! What look did you go for and what are you most looking forward to in 2013.

P.S. I’m searching for guest bloggers to be featured! Email me at makeupandfashionlove@gmail.com if you are interested!

Love,

Tania 🙂

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UPDATE: Essie Nail Polish

Good evening everyone! First and foremost, I want to thank those who commented on my Essie nail polish post about its longevity. I had a friend who was having some trouble with Essie nail polishes and wanted to know if anyone else was having the same issue.

I wanted to let you guys know how my experience was going with my first ever Essie nail polish in the color Raise Awareness. The color is absolutely beautiful!

Below is a picture of what my nails look like after 8 days with the Essie polish.

The most surprising part about this self manicure is how long it lasted without chipping! It always feels like that’s the first thing that goes wrong.

For this complete at home manicure I used:

Sally Hansen Hard as Nail Hardener as my base coat ($2.89)

Essie’s Raise Awareness ($3.99 TJ Maxx)

OPI Top Coat ($8)

I will mention that everyone has different experiences with nail polish but this is what worked for me! Please let me know in the comments section what has worked for you!

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Hunger Games!

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! The highlight of my weekend was seeing the Hunger Games today with my roommate Lukas!

I have read the book so I was pretty impressed with the way they portrayed the characters and aspects of the story but I’m extra happy with all the fashion! When I was first hearing about the book I wasn’t really interested since I tend to gravitate to love stories *cough* twilight *cough*. Then I started reading it and found that the book had a little bit of everything which really got me hooked. The fashion aspect being my favorite part of course besides the love story.

Nonetheless, I was extremely excited to see the movie so I was pleasantly surprised today!

There was tons of crazy fashion and makeup to see but my absolute favorite was Effie Trinket’s character. She truly exuded in her outfits, hair and extraordinary makeup. I really appreciate how much time and effort the creators took to really bring this story to life since the book is so descriptive!

Photo Courtesy of E Online

Love the color choices!

Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Banks

Also really enjoyed seeing the nails matching the theme of her entire look.

Another favorite look is this one at the very end of the movie! Both characters look great!

There’s one Effie look that she’s wearing a really electric blue eyeshadow but I can’t find a picture of it! If anyone knows what I’m talking about and find a picture, please share it with me!

Once again, I’m so excited that I got to finally see the Hunger Games! I really enjoyed seeing some of the amazing fashion come to life in the big screen. Hope you all enjoyed seeing some of my favorite looks among many others from this movie!

What was your favorite look from the movie?

Have a great week and may the odds be ever in your favor!