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4 Festive New Year's nail looks

Chrissy Callahan is the Contributing Beauty Editor for SheKnows and helps manage the Beauty & Love sites' content. Before joining SheKnows, Chrissy freelanced for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Wee...

Nail it this New Year’s!

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to spice up your bland nail polish, ladies. To help you ring in 2012 beautifully, we’ve come up with four fabulous, festive nail looks you’re sure to love.

A golden New Year's

Deborah Lippmann can do no wrong when it comes to nail polish! The lacquer expert always seems to come up with perfectly festive shades for any scenario possible, and we're digging this golden sparkly one, Shake Your Groove Thing ($18, DeborahLippmann.com), for New Year's. Gold is the color to ring in the New Year in style, darlings!

Shake Your Groove Thing


Sparkles galore!

You know that confetti they drop in Time's Square after the New Year's ball drops? Yep, that's what we think of when we see this fun, sparkly shade from Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips Holiday Collection ($10, drugstores nationwide). It's festive enough without going overboard, and these little strips are super easy to apply! No wasted time scraping off leftover glitter this year, ladies!

Hansen's Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips Holiday Collection


Welcome 2012!

2011 will be gone before you know it, and you'll technically be going home on New Year's Day, so prep those nails in festive style! Black and white are classic New Year's colors, so try painting your nails white — try Essie Blanc ($8, essie.com) — and writing 20 and 12 on alternating fingers in a black shade. Try Topshop's Gypsy Night ($10, topshop.com) — and you'll have a festive hand that's ready to party like it's 2012!

Black and white nail polish colors


Half-moon nails

Half-moon nails were all the rage at Fashion Week last February, and these chic designs are the perfect, festive nail look to celebrate the New Year. Choose a classic shade like black and white (cocktail parties, anyone?) or spice things up a bit with black and gold!

Dita von Teese -- Half moon nails

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Photo credit: Sean Thorton/WENN.COM
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