Getting Ready for New Year’s Eve with Metallic Glitzy Nails

December 29, 2010

New Year’s Eve is only a few nights away! I’m keeping it low-key this year with family but it’s still fun to get dressed up in the spirit. This year I’m in the mood for those high metallic, chrome-like/foil-like colors on the nails which is out of the ordinary for me as I’m not the biggest fan of those high-shine metallics. I end up feeling like an ornament or metal statue, but for NYE I think it’s fun. My picks (which I am still trying to decide on) include:
  • Dior Timeless Gold (Holiday 2010) reviewed here
  • Dior Silver Pearl (Last Spring 2010) reviewed here
  • YSL Pink Gold #140 (Holiday 2010) reviewed here
  • YSL Gold #139 (Holiday 2010) reviewed here
  • MAC SoirΓ©e (Holiday 2010)
  • OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous (Swiss Collection, Fall 2010)
  • Rococo Nail Apparel R2T2 (can be found in the US at Space NK) reviewed here
  • Rococo Nail Apparel Metal Jacket (can be found in the US at Space NK reviewed here

The fun part about metallic nails is how the colors change depending on the light and how you move your fingers. I love how these have rich pigment and the metallic finish pearl particles make these dry really fast and last long. The formulas of these have a semi-matte finish, not quite like the OPI suede colors, but not like a shiny varnish either. I always love the colors in the bottles, but what goes on the nails is sometimes too intense for my personal taste.

Close ups and on the nails, Dior Timeless Gold, Dior Silver Pearl, YSL #140, YSL #139:

Close ups and on the nails, MAC Soiree, OPI lucerne-tainly look marvelous, Rococo R2T2, Rococo Metal Jacket:

I have too many options and can’t decide! Maybe you can help me pick πŸ™‚ Of course it will depend on what I’m wearing. I have a few outfits picked out which are versatile and will go with any of these nail colors.

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  • wow loving all the metallics!

  • Definitely one of the Diors! Their formula has been awesome lately, and they are not "too" blingy =)

  • Ooh ooh! So shiny! My votes are for MAC Soiree or YSL Pink Gold or Rococo Nail Apparel R2T2!

  • I will throw my votes in for Dior Timeless Gold (I LOVE that color) or Rococo Nail Apparel Metal Jacket

  • I vote Timeless Gold! I think I'll be wearing china glaze swingbaby.

  • Great swatches! Contemplating on getting MAC's nail polish!

  • Looooveee Dior's Timeless Gold and both of the Rococo ones!

  • hmmm my vote is for either timeless gold or r2t2 – Happy New Year Sabrina!

  • YSL Pink Gold is beautiful. Happy New Year to you, Sabrina.

  • Nail polish galore! All the metallics make me happy.

  • Oooh! yes! Let us help you pick! Although, you can't go wrong with any of your choices. They're all fantastic! What are you wearing? have you narrowed it down to a couple of choices?

  • I have to admit, i am leaning toward Dior's Timeless Gold! And I went back and looked at everyone's comments and it looks like you might have a consensus! Timeless Gold looks like the favorite! Can we have a peek at your fabulous New Years Eve look? Please? ; ) I understand if the answer is no, but it would be fun for those of us who are staying home, happily, mind you!


    PS. I love you and your blog dearly Sabrina, and an so happy to have you in my WWW!!!


  • oh la la Rococo Nail Apparel or Dior Timeless =) Happy New Year Sabrina – thank you for sharing many wonderful beauty and makeup posts! Can't wait more beautiful posts and pics in 2011. Lots of love xo

  • OPI Lucerne-tainly look marvelous is my favourite – that teal/green sparkle is just gorgeous.
    Have a great time for NYE!

  • Dior Timeless Gold is so stunning! I'd go with that if your outfit wants a lighter nail, or the Rococo R2T2. For a darker nail the OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous would be fab!

    We don't have Space NK in Canada- those Rococo colours are stunning! R2T2 is the perfect creamy pink taupe! So elegant. It would be a gorgeous eye shadow too lol.

    Drooling over your collection! I'd play in it all day.

  • My personal picks for you would be MAC Soiree or Roccoco Metal Jacket or R2T2…be sure to post your pick with outfit! Happy New Year!
    Best, Lisa

  • Lynn

    I vote for Dior Timeless Gold(2nd choice would be YSL Pink Gold)

  • I have to admit that you're making me take a 2nd look at metallic polishes. They aren't my favorite, but these swatches are GORG!! I find myself drawn to the OPI and Metal Jacket. If your outfit is cool toned I vote for the OPI and if it's warm toned then Metal Jacket would be my choice. Have a great NYE!!!!!!!!
    (I subscribe to SOOOO many beauty blogs, but yours is my fave! I think our tastes are the same.)

  • I love your blog πŸ˜€

  • This post is just so gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  • Colette

    YSL Pink Gold would be my choice. It's glitzy, but still refined.

  • jeansco

    Dior Timeless Gold or Rococo Nail Apparel R2T2! both on the lighter side so it won't take the spotlight on what you're wearing…but metallic enough to show some bling on the fingers! =) love your blog!

  • omg so beautiful swatches! I'm in awe.

  • I vote for MAC's Soiree, I love the rose gold finish with the fine microglitter! Have you tried Believe by Deborah Lippman? I just got both Soiree and Believe and can't wait to wear them! A very Happy New Year to you! πŸ™‚

  • I love Rococo Nail Apparel!Wonder if it's sold in Canada…hmmm, to the Batmobile!