15 Nail Art Designs We’d Raise Our Glasses To
We have a confession to make: when we raise our glasses sky high this New Year’s Eve, it’s not just to toast to the new year, it’s also to show off our festive nail art. When you see these 15 NYE-inspired nail art designs, you’ll see why we’re so hyped to flash our fingers at the crowd.
1. Kate Spade-Inspired Nail Art: We love the preppy party vibe of these Kate Spade-inspired nails. Besides being head over heels about the black and yellow bow ties, the rhinestone embellishments are right on point: it’s definitely the pretty way to wear 3D embellishments. The mix of matte polish and matching color studs keeps the look polished. (via Small Good Things)
3. Star Confetti Nail Art: We couldn’t let our leftover table confetti go to waste, so we used it to amp up our nails for New Year’s Eve (pretty clever, right?) On this design, we topped shimmering blue stone polish with a pair of black and silver stars for a flashy evening look. (via Brit + Co.)
4. Glitter Stripes: An all-red mani is a timeless look, and just like every girl should have a bottle of the classic nail color, they should also know ways to amp it up. These glitter stripes are the perfect example, where the accent art enhances—not distracts—from the rich red. (via …love Maegan)
5. Marquee Nails: It’s easy to create this festive look with the help of a dotting tool and contrast polish. As much as we love the marquee-style digits, our favorite part has to be the sparkling glass full of “champagne.” (via The Daily Varnish)
7. Colorful Confetti Mani: Ready for confetti nails round two? This time we’re going all out with our confetti placement, crowding each nail bed with vibrant tinsel until it’s completely covered. This is one instance where more is more. (via Brit + Co.)
9. All That Glitters: We’re obsessed with this glittery take on reverse half moons, especially when it’s done up in this eye-catching multi-colored glitter polish. This look would appear equally dashing on neutral colored nails. (via Essie)
10. Gold and White Geo Nail Art: Who knew mismatched lines could look so chic? Our friends at TopCoat [link] schooled us on how to make this freehand geometric print look perfectly posh. (via Brit + Co.)
11. Wish Upon A Star Nail Wrap: Luckily, skipping the polish all together doesn’t mean you have to settle for bare nails. That’s when you reach for nail wrap [link[. The nail-shaped stickers give the appearance of an amazingly intricate mani (like these sick hot pink and glitter nails) in a fraction of the time and effort. (via Nailed It)
13. Fairy Lights Nails: We see a blank wall, we think “make garland” (and we have made our fair share this holiday season). But we’ve never had that thought when we’ve looked at blank nails—though we’re glad this blogger did! These purple and silver dots are the perfect balance of festive imagery and abstract design. (via Small Good Things)
14. Chic Champagne Mani: If you’re looking for a soft nail look for New Year’s Eve, then try out this chic glitter tip design. It’s not as jarring as a French mani that boldly divides the nail in two. This design loads the tip of your nail up with glitter, which gradually fades toward the cuticle. (When it’s done up on navy polish so it looks like snow, we call it the Snombre!). (via Cosmopolitan)
15. Chevron New Year Nail Art: Even though we (prematurely) included this chevron design as a part of our holiday nail art roundup, even then it stood out as one of our absolute faves. (via So Nailicious)
What nail art will you be rocking this New Year’s Eve? Are there any festive manis we missed? Tell us in the comments below!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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