Silver & Gold Glitter Manicure // Nails for a New Year

NYE silver and gold manicure glitter nail art

I wanted something bright and festive and fun for New Year’s Eve and didn’t want to stick to just gold or just silver so I combined the two by painting half of my nail with one and the other half, with the other.

It’s similar to my dark glitter stripe manicure and nude glitter stripe nails but covers the entire nail. I’m sure you could also layer one over the other but I thought it’d be a bit too thick… and anyone who has used these glitter polishes knows what a headache they are to get off so I thought I’d do half and half. I love the turnout! It’s subtle but festive and the two-tone sparkle adds a little more interest

NYE silver and gold manicure glitter nail art

1.Nicole by OPI – “Make U Smile”

2.Sephora by OPI “Only Gold For Me”

3.Chanel Extreme Brilliance

4.White Nail Polish {I used Wet n’ Wild from literally 100 years ago. I need a new white polish asap!}

NYE silver and gold manicure glitter nail art

* 3 coats of white nail polish.

NYE silver and gold manicure glitter nail art

* 1 coat of chunky silver glitter on half of nail… 1 coat of chunky gold glitter on the other half.

* 1 or two coats of your favorite top coat.

NYE silver and gold manicure glitter nail art

NYE silver and gold manicure glitter nail art new years nails

Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at 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.


  • ♥ Heels Are My Drugs ♥

    December 30, 2011 |

    waooow the coolest nails ever Maegan!!
    i wish you had your best year in 2012


  • SreeBindu

    December 30, 2011 |

    hey 🙂 super super like and darn nice, trying for new year. Thnx

    Followed the blog, hope you don’t mind. And who knows, maybe you’ll visit me someday too.

  • Prairie Girl in the City

    December 30, 2011 |

    oh my your manicure is amazing. I have silver sparkle polish on right now but didn’t think about mixing it with the gold and then on top of the white base… brilliant!


  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    December 30, 2011 |

    LOVE it! definitely the prettiest manicure i’ve seen in a long time 🙂

    Hope you are having great holidays 🙂


    Fashion Fractions

  • KalinkaBunny

    December 30, 2011 |

    That OPI glitter is fab, but as you mentioned in a previous post, a real pain to take off. I think I will pair the gold with a very dark blue for NYE. I really like your combination!

  • May

    December 30, 2011 |

    I love all the glitter manicures! I have a huge collection of glitter polishes, but didn’t use them often until I discovered a trick to take them off. I cut five cotton pads in half, soak them in nail polish remover, and wrap them around my fingertips with tinfoil on top. Have weird alien hands for 3 minutes, them slide them off. It’s easier when you do all your figers first and then do the thumbs seperately.

  • thankfifi

    December 30, 2011 |

    I love it! Since seeing the OPI glitter polishes here I’ve really wanted to get one but can’t find them in the UK (even on ebay) – so sad! Maybe I’ll get out the glitter pens instead!x

  • C.A.R.

    December 30, 2011 |
  • The life after

    December 30, 2011 |

    Very nice! I also did a nice nail art for new year’s eve.

    The Life After

  • Haus and Home

    December 30, 2011 |

    So fun for New Year’s! I was not a fan of white polish for me, but with the glitter it looks cute!!! Your rings are pretty too!

  • WobiSobi

    December 30, 2011 |

    This is beautiful!! And thank you for your sweet comments. Hugs and many smiles in this new year coming.

  • Justine

    December 30, 2011 |

    I literally JUST bought chunky gold and silver nail polish, AND I found out I can leave work at noon today. I think we all know how I will be spending my afternoon 😉

    Thanks for sharing, darlin!

  • Erica

    December 30, 2011 |

    That is different but it looks so pretty on! I love it for NYE!


    December 30, 2011 |

    Love this! The white base looks so cool with the glitter. Happy New Year!

  • Nic

    December 30, 2011 |

    this is so pretty. i love your nail posts!


  • PinkGlitter

    December 30, 2011 |

    Wow I love this nail look. Great idea and perfect for NYE!

  • Holly

    December 30, 2011 |

    so unique and pretty. one of my favs for sure!

    and while im a long time reader i dont remember why your husband likes painted nails, but i can take a guess…..or maybe my mind is just in the gutter!! 😉

    happy new year maegan!

  • CessOviedo

    December 30, 2011 |

    Yay sparkles! Your nails could have a blog for them alone, always fantastic ideas hun!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Shanelé

    December 30, 2011 |

    oh la la … i love this and want to replicate for tomorrow night!


  • eklatt

    December 31, 2011 |

    Love love love the nails! So cute. Happy Friday!

  • Jaclyn T

    December 31, 2011 |

    Inspired for my wedding!

    –Jaclyn T
    TrickArt Jewellery: Nature Chic
    Giveaway for gift certs to the shop:

  • Mariel Torres

    December 31, 2011 |

    Oh my goodness, they are STUNNING! Definitely need to try this soon… NYE perhaps? 😉

  • Lisa Petrarca

    December 31, 2011 |

    That looks SO COOL Maegan! Seriously…you come up w/the best ideas. Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Stop by & see my “FIELD OF DREAMS” pics from a trip to Utah.

  • House of Avandan

    December 31, 2011 |
  • Ag

    December 31, 2011 |

    Love your nails!! absolutely beautiful!

  • The Tiny Closet

    December 31, 2011 |

    Wow, love the nails. I’ll have to try it out soon!!

  • Sherry

    December 31, 2011 |

    Lurker here – your manicures are always my favorites. I’ve done a few of them myself 🙂 I love your rings too!

    Happy New Year,


  • Acemi CaDı

    December 31, 2011 |

    Happy New Year 2012..(^_^)

  • Anna Saccone

    January 1, 2012 |

    Sooo cute! Yours make mine look really crappy & boring, hahaha! <3

  • Lexi

    January 1, 2012 |

    So cute! And btw, your wedding and engagement rings are gorgeous!
    xx Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

  • Lindsay

    January 2, 2012 |

    Love love LOVE these nails! You always have the best manicure ideas!

  • Jani

    January 2, 2012 |

    BLING!!! Those looks amazing! Greay for NYE.


  • Mary Francis

    January 3, 2012 |


  • Michelle Renae :)

    January 3, 2012 |

    I love the glitter manicures and I saw that someone mentioned an easy removal tip… just wanted to say that it works perfectly!

    again, soak cotton balls in nail polish remover, place one cotton ball on each nail and wrap each nail with aluminum foil. let it sit for about 5 minutes. pull the cotton ball and foil combo off your nails and you’ll pull ALL of the glitter off with it. amazing!

  • Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

    January 4, 2012 |

    Hi Maegan!

    Wanted to let you know that I am doing a fun nail diy on my blog tomorrow and I am linking this entire section at the bottom of the post…because it rocks!

  • Gwen

    January 4, 2012 |

    Seeing all of your recent nail polish posts has inspired me to use all of my colors at least once this year!!! I actually just bought a silver and a gold effect from CND. I think even though the New Years is over I’m going to do this manicure. Or maybe I’ll do it on my toes. 🙂

  • Toni @ That's Beeutiful

    January 10, 2012 |

    I must be a long time reader! My husband likes it too. 🙂 Great color combo, its gorgeous. To remove glitter polish I followed this blog’s example and you don’t have to fuck with aluminum foil.

    Not my blog…hope they don’t mind.

  • Lyndsy

    January 11, 2012 |

    I just love this look! I really need to replicate it for my birthday perhaps….

  • Kate @ A Creative Cookie

    February 17, 2012 |
  • Tabitha Mahoney

    April 19, 2012 |

    Love it.


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