Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fun New Years celebration! I had a wonderful time with family and friends that is continuing into today. I'm sneaking in a few minutes for the post. For the festivities I went with a glequin manicure. I knew that I wanted to do this ever since the bling manicure last month. It was definitely way more over the top, sparkly and time consuming than it needed to be, but lots of fun...


I started out with a simple black base of Wet 'n Wild Black Creme which I covered row by row in holographic silver and red glitter to spell out 2013 on my left hand. I ran out of time and energy to repeat the same on the right hand and went for just holographic silver on the rest of the nails...


This is definitely not something I will be doing every year! It took entirely to long on a day when I didn't have the time to spare. Each nail takes about 10-20 minutes to do. The nails with a pattern took longer as did all the nails on my right hand. I guess that is pretty much all of them...


Sadly the holographic effect of the glitter didn't turn out well in the photos! It sparkles like a crazy disco ball at all times! My 2 year old niece didn't want to let to of my fingers. She had to study and try to twist each one to see the sparkles...




A bit of the holographic effect showing up in this photo and in the little jar of glitter above...


To create the number pattern I found a simple hex grid pattern online and planned out the number as I was going to do them. Since they are added row by row it definitely helps to have it all planned out.


Happy New Year Everyone!!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

37 comments:

  1. Oh, I know how much patience you needed to make this manicure but it is a masterpiece! Amazing manicure! Happy New Year! :-)

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  2. This is so pretty! I love that you used that grid, that's such a great idea. I picked up a pack of that glitter at the Dollar Tree a while back but haven't used it yet. Great inspiration!

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  3. What wonderful sparkle for new year's! I don't think I would have had the patience to create that, but it sure is stunning.

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  4. Erm, this is simply incredible! The creativity out there in Blogland is astounding! Happy New Year to you!

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  5. Pure awesome, wish I had the patience.

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  6. wow! its a mosaic masterpiece for sure :) looks amazing!

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  7. This is amazing! Part of me wants to say I'll try something like this, but the other part of me says "noooooooo". I'll get halfway through and want to cry.

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  8. This is so freakin' awesome. This NYE was def the day of awesome glequin manis. Happy New Year!

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  9. OMG WOW. I think you may be my hero...0.0

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  10. This looks absolutely amazing!!!! Happy New Year!

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  11. Feliz ano novo.
    Amei a unha!
    Passando para visitar e aqui fiquei, estou amando o blog.
    Tem 2 sorteios rolando lá no meu blog,
    seria um prazer te-la párticipando:
    http://esmaltesdedivas.blogspot.com.br/2012/12/sorteio-de-aniversario.html
    http://esmaltesdedivas.blogspot.com.br/2012/11/sorteio-phytomare.html
    Kisses

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  12. WOW. SO Much patience. LOOKS GREAT THOUGH!!!
    Happy New Year!! Here's to many more polishes and awesomeness in our lives!

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  13. omg, I'm swooning! this looks amazing!

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  14. Amazing mani! Looks stunning! Happy New Year!

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  15. Wow. These look a-MAZING! Prior planning definitely paid off. Seriously fabulous! :D

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  16. STUNNING! What a way to ring in the new year! Well done!!

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  17. These are totally amazing, wow. I really admire your patience and talent :)

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  18. You need A LOT of patience to do that :) It's great.. Happy new year!

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  19. I loved it! You really dedicated to build up this art. Very unique and chic!!!

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  20. This is amazing! Wow! I kinda wish I had done this for New Year's. I am really just truly impressed.

    Happy New Year!

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  21. omg, i can even imagine how many patience did you need to put this together... this is so awesome, thumbs up, love it :D

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  22. Wow, amazing manicure! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy new year!

    Leslie

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  23. Wow that looks crazy time consuming! Looks great though!

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  24. This was worth every single second it took! Soooo lovely and unique!

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  25. Wowww!! This looks amazing! :*

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  26. Oh WOW! Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments! I was pretty certain that I lost my mind halfway through this manicure, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Definitely fun for New Years :D

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  27. WOOOOOWWW!! that's certainly a great manicure! we can tell that must have taken forever, but it looks so perfect!

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  28. Beautiful and super creative Anutka Love it as usual... xxxx
    Happy Happy 2013 and I look forward to many more wonderful mani you will be doing...

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  29. OMGosh! I simply have to tell you, though everyone has said so already, this anicure is completely out of the world! is no doubt the most amazing manicure for the new year's eve! Total and complete congratulations!!
    And happy new year!!!!!

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  30. Thank you so much ladies! I wouldn't do it again right now even if you tried to make me, but I'm so glad I stuck it out. heheh!

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  31. OMG I can totally tell how much work and time this took just by looking at it *_* for the glitter and holographic effect, yeah, I feel for you because I have the same problem when I take pics for my nails >///< First world problem I'd say haha anyways, I love this design

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  32. @miss.love2807, first world problems it certainly is not, but a frustration never the less. hehe! I'm so glad you like the manicure :)

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