Beauty How-To: New Year's Eve Nails
The Expert
December 20, 2011
Beauty How-To: Ombré Nails for New Year’s Eve

THE EXPERT: Ford Media intern Crystal Burey

THE CREDENTIALS: Here at the office, Burey’s nails are a constant source of inspiration. Pressed for info on her killer manicures, she revealed that she creates the digital art herself. Such DIY spirit is perfect for the holidays, when time is tight and gift lists loom, so we charged her with creating the perfect nail for ringing in the new year. Inspired by the runway, Burey devised her take on Jen Kao’s cool ombré runway manicure.

THE HOW-TO: Apply two coats of Essie Licorice to clean, polish-free nails. Wait for the first color to dry, and then, starting at the middle of the nail, apply OPI Muppets Collection Fresh Frog of Bel Air from the middle of the nail to the tip. Continue to layer glitter, concentrating on the nail tips. Finish with a chip-resistant topcoat. Don’t forget to tip your manicurist.


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