If there is one night each year to really go all-out in the glamour department, it's New Year's Eve. Sure, it's overhyped — and usually overpriced — but we can get behind any excuse to experiment with a bold beauty look. To help us ring in 2013 right, we asked our friend Fleury Rose — the U.S. Nail Ambassador for British brand Illamasqua — to teach us three DIY nail art designs that are appropriate for an all-night New Year's bash. These glittering looks will have you waving goodbye to 2012 in style!More
The first step in creating these champagne-inspired nails is taking a makeup sponge — Fleury says that the cheap, squishy ones work the best — and dabbing white polish onto each nail, creating an ombré effect. Go over each nail twice with a quick tapping motion, and go about halfway down the nail.
Next, take a gold polish — Fleury used "Swinger" by Illamasqua — and wipe off most of the polish from the brush. Then, start a french manicure on each tip with one swipe of the gold polish.