NYE Nails: Abstract Art Black, Silver, & Blue Glitter Manicure

NYE Manicure, New Year's Nails

My New Year’s Eve manicure is directly inspired by my NYE outfit, which is generally in this color palette, and of course, abstract rather than precise. It actually kind of reminds me of a bathing suit I had in the 80’s, which I loved, obviously 😉 I was originally leaning towards black with blue only but the blue glitter wasn’t popping on the black background as much as I liked, so I had to get creative. I have to admit that I LOVE Sonia Kashuk metallic nail polishes. This black lacquer has fine silver shimmer to it and the silver metallic just goes on so easily and perfectly in one coat, it doesn’t get any better, especially for the price.

Here’s what I used…

NYE manicure, New Year's nails

* Sonia Kashuk “Starry Night” {used for my Seismograph Manicure as well}
* Sonia Kashuk “Smoke & Mirrors” {silver metallic}
* Essie “Stroke of Brilliance

Here’s how I did it…

black nail polish

* First, paint two coats of black shimmer polish and let dry.

black and silver nails

* Next apply three quick swipes of your sliver metallic starting at the base of your nail and sweeping upwards. *TIP: allow most of the polish to drip off your brush to get the “dry brush” effect. Let dry.

* * TIP: if you paint too much, add a little black in between to create edges. Note my pinky nail above w/a bit too much silver and below, how I fixed it.

glitter nails

* Finish with your blue glitter polish that doubles as a top coat. Apply as much or as little glitter as you like, or only to certain areas. Get creative 😉

DIY nail art, NYE Manicure

Voila! Voila!

NYE Nails, New Year's Manicure

NYE Nails, black silver blue glitter manicure

If this one’s not for you, try one of these…

* click the thumbnails for full tutorials *

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Find all of my Nail Art Tutorials Here

Happy New Year’s Eve!

* Be safe. Have tons of fun! Cheers!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Adeola Naomi

    December 31, 2012 |


  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    December 31, 2012 |

    LOVE!!! now what the heck am i going to do with my nails? i chewed off my entire mani last night in bed and had nail polish all over me. sometimes it’s so fun to peel off! LOL. tmi? ha ha

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Edel McNamara

    December 31, 2012 |

    They look so cool! I love it!!


  • Michelle

    December 31, 2012 |

    So pretty!! Perfect for tonight!!

    I hope you have a great New Year’s Eve!

    *now your newest follower via greader

  • Berty Morales

    December 31, 2012 |

    Beautiful, and I can’t wait to see the rest of NYE outfit. Wishing you and your love ones a Happy New Year!

  • Melissa Blake

    December 31, 2012 |


  • Mareike

    January 1, 2013 |

    Happy new year from Hamburg Germany!

  • Jennifer

    January 2, 2013 |
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    October 19, 2015 |

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