Saturday, January 1, 2011

Nail Art Tutorial: "I Wanna Be A Billionaire" Nails

Welcome first day of 2011!!!

I had a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration with the family!  As usual, reunion includes great conversations and good food!  I had a wonderful 2010 as seen on "AMW 2010 Memories" post and I am looking forward for an even better 2011!  Let's all stay positive that a better, more exciting year is in store for all of us!

Since I am starting the year with a positive attitude and on a positive note, I may as well create a very positive nail art tutorial!  As we all know, circles or polka-dots are good luck for Chinese culture!  Aside from it bringing good fortune, I added up "diamond-like" rhinestones and a lot of sparkles for that "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" fortune! 

Sing with me ala Travie McCoy ---
"I wanna be a billionaire, so freakin' bad...
Buy all of the things I never had..."

Step 1:
Protect your nails with a coat of your preferred Base Coat.  Apply 2 coats of your base color.  I want to thank my dear friend Frances for gifting me OPI Nail Lacquer in Yodel Me On My Cell.  The color is gorgeous, I love the fact that she thinks I can carry such shade amidst my age! :P Applied 2 coats of this and let dry.

Step 2:

Using any glittery polish, I am using BW Clear sparkly polish and gently apply only on the top most part of the nail.  Imagine gradient nails effect.

Step 3:

Using a dotting tool or any tool with round surface, I applied random dots using BNC Green polish.

Step 4:

Continued applying random pink dots using a smaller dotting tool.  I used OPI Nail Lacquer in Cotton Candy.

Step 5:

Using the same smaller dotting tool, applied random yellow dots.  I've used BNC polish in Yellow.

Step 6:

It is very important to wait and make sure all the dots are COMPLETELY dry before you apply a clear polish on top of the dots. 

Step 7:
While clear polish is still wet, apply rhinestones randomly for that nice, tiny sparkles that screams.... "DIAMONDS"!!!

Step 8:

After pressing and double pressing to rhinestones to make sure it does not budge or move around, applied another coat of your preferred top coat.  I am using Elianto Top Coat.

Let the polish dry and enjoy your "I Wanna Be A Billionaire" Nails perfect for the start of the New Year!  If you find this nail art to be too 'extravagant' for your taste, you can choose to tone down the colors of the polish.  You can choose to use only one shade for the dots! 

That's what I love about nail art, you can be free with your color choices and combination!

To make sure luck and prosperity is there at the first day of the year, wear something that has polka-dots too!  More money..more honey! *winks* --- that's a bit too corny! Blech!

How's your first day of 2011?
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Happy New Year!
    My New Year sucks!!!
    Am in my bedroom and the cloak just strike 00:00, but instead of being out partying like other teens and getting wasted or getting the kiss am inside my room blogging :/

  2. Cutie polka dot nails! :P Happy New Year, Nikki. :)

  3. superly cute! :D somehow they remind me of a day in a carnival though :X and did you change your top coat? i was sure it was from TFS before. please do a review on Elianto's top coat if so! :D

  4. Love your nail design nikki.. Simple and clean..I love it..^_^..

    Happy New Year to you Nikki..^_^..

  5. The nails look beautiful!


  6. Happy New Year to you!!!!

    Those nails totally scream billionaire, and are super lovely!! I can't wait to try them. :):)

  7. hi nikki! do you know where can i buy nail art tools? like dotting tools, brushes, etc? thanks!

  8. Love the tutorial!!!! And super love the blog. :)

    I know it is far from your post but I will still ask, where else in the Philippines can i find a Forever21 branch, store or even a small outlet? I live at Pampanga.. And Sm Megamall is ver far from our home :( thanks..


  9. happy new year amw! the nails fit the season! i like it :)

  10. Happy New year Nikki! I wish you all the best for 2011 :) Cute nails, perfect start for 2011 for sure!

  11. Happy New Year everyone and thanks for liking the super eye catching colored nails! :) Thanks as no one said how old I am to sport such nails! LOL

  12. happy new year nikki!! can't wait what Askmewhats will offer this year! mwah!


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