Ending another busy holiday season can leave your nails looking tired; it’s time for a refreshed look as you head in to 2015. Cut out the Santa hats, antlers and argyle designs and move toward a clean start. The beauty of pulling a final look together is in the details. Here are three manicures that are simple, chic and will shine through to a New Year of beauty.

 

Black Beauty

photo courtesy of chalkboardnails.com

photo courtesy of chalkboardnails.com

Dark and seductive nails are always in style. A black base manicure can entice attention with out screaming. Get this sexy look by first applying the base color all over the nail. Allow for time to dry, then using Scotch Tape outline a long triangle with the point toward the end of your nail and fill in with as much glitter as you can handle.

Base Color: Nicole by OPI – Razzle Dazzler
Glitter Accent: Deborah Lippmann – Nail Lacquer Glitter – 99 Luftballoons

 

Beauty Alert: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat is hands down the best top coat around. Specially formulated to penetrate through nail polish and lacquer, it will leave nails smooth and strong.

 

Geometric Romance

photo courtesy of scbeautyhigh.com

photo courtesy of scbeautyhigh.com

Ballet pink with a touch of metallic at the base of the nail bed makes this look simply irresistible. Welcoming a new year and new trends, we see the nail art scene moving into simple graphic designs with subtle color palettes. Using Scotch Tape or a piece of paper will help create a flawless metallic line for this chic look.

Base Color: Essie – Ballet Slippers
Metallic Accent: Julep – Color Treat – Zelda

 

Whimsical Winter

photo courtesy of fabcocktail.com

photo courtesy of fabcocktail.com

Every Colorado girl loves a snowflake design. With all of the amazing powder that the high country has been blessed with so far this winter season, you can thank the snow gods with this blue for you mani.

Base Color: Formula X – New Classics – Omni
Design Color: I Heart Nail Art Pen – White

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