Friday, November 4, 2011

Gold Confetti Nails!

Hi everyone! We've made it to Friday! And since I don't have any confetti to throw in the air to celebrate, I'm painting it on my nails! I actually did this a few days ago... after my Wet n Wild limited edition Color Icon polish in 24 Carats lasted a whopping 2 days. That was the polish I had on in my last couple of videos. Due to the premature chipping- I felt the need to polish my nails AGAIN with sparkly gold. And this look is more unique and more long-wearing.

Took this pic of my nails during a commercial break during our morning newscast this week. Just in case you were wondering how I stay entertained during those moments :) It's basically a neutral base coat with a chunky glitter on top. I feel it's prettier in person, and much more reflective than the picture shows.

  • I applied 2 coats of Essence Colour & Go nail polish in Irreplaceable. This polish is like a light taupe/beige with gold-toned sparkle... but the glitter in it is pretty subtle.
  • Then topped it with one coat of Milani Jewel FX polish in Gold. Since the glitter pieces are so large, it can be a little tricky to apply, and you might have to spend a little extra time spreading the pieces out on your nail so they don't end up in a clump. I'm not much of a nail genius & it was still pretty easy. Yay!
  • Finished it off with a coat of Milani Glosse Top Coat... this one is just slightly thicker than some other top coats I have, so I feel like it makes rough, glittery textures more smooth- and therefore, less prone to chips.

Daily Nuggets...
  • I was in the beauty section of Target this evening (shocker!) and ran into a loyal Beauty Broadcast & News 3 This Morning viewer! She was beautiful and so nice!! Totally made my day.
  • Hot finds at Target: Label maker (Tyler) and mini kabuki Ecotools brush set (me!) You can bet you'll be seeing those in a blog sometime soon! oh, and while at Target I randomly get a call from mom saying she can't find Boots No. 7 skincare in her Target. Mine had one set left of what she needed. Problem solved!
  • Did some major napping this afternoon.

16 comments:

  1. Oh I'm the first one commenting here~ haha Always wondered how you manage to get up at 3am and still look gorgeous.

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  2. Boots No.7 must be some good stuff. It is always sold out at my Target. Never tried it but have heard of it and thought I might try it a few times but it is always sold out.

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  3. You'll have to do a video about Kabuki Set from EcoTools!! I've been looking for them! :)

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  4. Emily, do you know what Boots products your mom uses - I'm in search of skincare and makeup for more "mature" skin and would so appreciate recommendations. Thanks for all you do! Jenny C.

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  5. This is so cute! Now im going to do my nails! thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Love this...Very festive!! xx

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  7. Very cute! I would love to see an Ecotools review though. I see them all the time and think about getting them; but just never have.

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  8. your nails look GREAT! definitely going out and getting some confetti nail polish!

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  9. Love them! i have done my nails with a nude and a multi colored glitter on top and it's super cute :)

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  10. OOOhh a glitter topcoat solves everything. Silver sparkles over minty green is my personal go to.

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  11. I saw the eco tools kabuki set and I just HAD to get it! I'm so in love with it! Can't wait for your post! :)

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  12. I absolutely love glitter polishes but they are sooo hard to get off of your nails afterwards! =(

    xox
    Dawn
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