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NYE 2012

Writing the title of this post tripped me up a little as I did not know whether to write “2012” or “2013” in the title. I went with 2012 since I am talking about New Year’s Eve, which is still 2012.

I have been questing for the perfect gold for a while now, and after having little success in the drugstores, I splurged a little and bought some online! I found 2 OPI polishes that seemed to fit the bill and bought them on Amazon.

I bought Goldeneye, part of their James Bond line for this winter, and Bling Dynasty from their Hong Kong Collection.

Goldeneye is FAN-FLIPPIN-TASTIC! It takes a few coats to get it where I want it, so I still need to find a gold for stamping, but oh my goodness, it is exactly what I was looking for. Thus I centered my New Years’ nails around it.

Take 1: Painted all my nails with Goldeneye (with bling Dynasty as a base coat) and used some of those little bead things I bought from either the Born Pretty Store or eBay.

[![My dad said they looked like BBs in epoxy. Admittedly, he's right.](http://www.nails-by-nette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCN2597-400x300.jpg)](http://www.nails-by-nette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCN2597.jpg)
My dad said they looked like BBs in epoxy. Admittedly, he’s right.
[![But at least you get to see how AMAZING goldeneye is!](http://www.nails-by-nette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCN2598-400x300.jpg)](http://www.nails-by-nette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCN2598.jpg)
But at least you get to see how AMAZING goldeneye is!
Anyway, my family said they looked weird, so I decided to re-do them.

I left the gold (because it is perfect) and instead sponged one of my favorite glitter polishes on top. It’s by Nubar and is called Knight’s Armor. I bought it because at the time I was dating an actual knight (in a dinner show, but that’s hard work), but it is also a great polish. It is the perfect polish for sponging in a glitter gradient because of the density of the glitter.  It also is cool because while the glitter is on a black base for painting, the black does not show up when sponged, only the glitter. And then I stuck on some star rhinestones as a finishing touch.

[![Someday I'll have to learn how to photograph a glitter polish well!](http://www.nails-by-nette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCN2599-400x300.jpg)](http://www.nails-by-nette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCN2599.jpg)
Someday I’ll have to learn how to photograph a glitter polish well!
[![But for now, these will do!](http://www.nails-by-nette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCN2601-400x300.jpg)](http://www.nails-by-nette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCN2601.jpg)
But for now, these will do!
The best part about this manicure, is that it looks great on short nails too! I know a lot of my manicures take up a lot of real estate and do not translate well. But my friend was over while I was doing these nails so she did her own as well!

DSCN2605 DSCN2606 Now, this is a girl who never does her nails, and I think they look pretty awesome, proving how easy it is to make a glitter gradient!

Happy New Years everyone! Be safe!