Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Fiery New Year!

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone had a great celebration. I had a busy one, which is why despite all my great intentions, I'm posting my New Years manicure today. The theme for the party I attended was fire, so I took that as a challenge. My inspiration for the manicure was one done by Jane from Nailside. The moment I saw her manicure, I knew I would someday try and this was the perfect opportunity. I even used the same polishes: Color Club Almost Famous and Warhol. The only thing I changed was to reverse the direction of the flames. I chose to have mine going up toward the tips. This was so fun for the weekend! :)

Here is what the gradient looked like before the black was added. I started out with two coats of Color Club Almost Famous (yellow) and sponged on top with Color Club Warhol (hot pink). This combo looks so great together...

I hope you had a fun New Year's celebration!
What kind of manicure did you wear?

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


  1. Awesome manicure!

    Happy New Year to you too! :)

  2. Omg this looks so awesome!! Really great job :) Happy New Year! ;)

  3. Ooooh you totally nailed it Anutka! I like it a lot with the flames going in the other direction ^^ And Happy New Year to you too :-)

  4. Totally Awesome - Love the Gradient under the flames, it's Gorgeous!

  5. This manicure is so Amazing!
    Those flames are incredibly awesome.
    Happy new Year!

  6. Absolutely love this! Your execution is awesome.

  7. woaaa, amazing!! looks super cool!

  8. Beautifully done. The gradient is great!

  9. Happy New Year!!
    That's an awesome manicure, I love the gradient, it's just perfect! :)

  10. Anutka!!!!
    You keep wowin me!
    Your sponges gradient is incredible! Do you use a sense cosmetic brush? Lovely!
    At first the black looked like a "drip manicure" to me, but upside down your nails are ON FIRE!
    STUNNING! :) wow

  11. Wow! Thank you so much for all your encouragement and comments! Makes me want to try more fun stuff :D

    @Marta, I started using a faux sea sponge for the gradient. A cosmetic sponge is too dense in my opinion and I can't get as smooth of a transition.

  12. I love this so much! I am curious about Almost Famous, did it stain your nails? Yellows always scare me... but I need to do this mani!

  13. @Megan, I usually will write if it stains my nails. The two times I used it, I didn't write that, so I don't think this one stained them, but I don't remember 100%.
    I'm always worried about yellows too. If you are really worried try two layers of base to protect your nails :)


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