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A Tutorial to Toast: Fun Nail Art for the New Year

Mark the new year with a celebratory mani. This New Year's nail art will have you raising a glass to 2015 in style!

New Year

The new year is about more than flipping a calendar page. It's a time to reflect on things that have happened, wishes for the future, and the rhythmic march of time. So much has happened in my life this year, and there is much to come next year, but for now I'd like to reflect on New Year's nail art that makes me happy, pointless resolutions that will not be kept past January 3, and fun times spent with friends and family. You'll need nail polishes in black, silver glitter, white and gold, a thin nail art brush, a sponge, and a topcoat to get this fun mani.

New Year

1. Paint your nails black and let dry. Using a sponge and silver glitter nail polish, create a glitter gradient.

2. Using a thin nail art brush and white acrylic paint or nail polish, write "Happy New Year" across one of your nails. I found it easier to fill in the centers of the "a" and "o's" later with black polish, as I messed up the white a bit.

New Year

3. Using white acrylic paint or nail polish, paint two champagne glasses.

4. Using a thin nail art brush and gold nail polish, fill in the champagne glasses and add stars. Finish off with a topcoat to seal in your New Year's nail art.

For more nail art designs from Alice, head over to One Nail to Rule Them All.

Alice Sanderson

Hi! I'm Alice, I'm 19 years old and I'm in my second year studying history at the University of Sheffield, in the UK. I've been doing nail art for about three years, having started in order to stop myself from biting my nails. I used to think of nails as a backup to my degree, but now I’m not so sure!

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