NOTD: Burgundy, Wine & Gold Glitter

September 26, 2013

Hello, friends!  It has been a while since I have done a proper nails-of-the-day post, but I got a new polish recently and I just could not wait any longer to try it out.  The new polish is this great deep plum color from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line (which I love!) and I had this great idea of doing a sort of ombre/monochromatic effect with my dark burgundy/oxblood NYC polish.  I thought, “How cool will it look if my nails are all the pretty plum/wine color, except for an accent nail in the deeper shade of red?!”  Well… this is how it turned out…


The colors were just not different enough and it looked like a poorly done manicure.  I was so tempted to just take it all off and start over with some other idea, but I decided instead to salvage the manicure with some glitter (I tell you, glitter can fix or cover up almost any nail mistake!).  So, I turned my “nail fail” into fall-inspired wine and burgundy with gold glitter accent nail.  (Because burgundy and wine are different colors!)

#notd - burgundy wine gold glitter 01

The polishes: main color – “Ruby Do” by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (#490); accent nail – “Manhattan” by N.Y.C. New York Color (#248B) and a gold glitter polish by “love & beauty” Forever 21.

#notd - burgundy wine gold glitter 02

While the manicure may not have turned out how I expected, I still love my new plum/wine polish and I am sure it is going to be in heavy rotation this season.  I especially love the fact that the Complete Salon Manicure polishes have base and top coats included in the color so I can literally paint my nails or toes in one step.  It makes it super easy to slap on some color before heading out the door!

All in all, it didn’t turn out too bad and glitter has quickly become my new favorite fix-all cure for any manicure woes.  It’s perfect for covering up mismatched colors, smudges, nicks and whatever else my poor nails have to suffer.  What nail polish colors are you planning on sporting this season??  As always, thanks for reading :)


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  • catchaneye

    Great combo! x

    September 26, 2013 at 9:09 am Reply
  • Wink n Pout

    Wow, the honesty of this post.. we loved that beyond everything else. You could have just covered the mistake up and never told us about it… but telling was so real. It can really happen to all of us. Then the way you fixed it was commendable. The nails look great and that indeed is a lovely deep plum!

    Love, Wink n Pout
    Blog, App

    September 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Wow, thank you, what an amazing compliment! Your comments always make me smile, thanks so much for the love :)

      September 27, 2013 at 7:35 am Reply
  • rubyangel711

    I’m a huge fan of deep burgundy-crimson nail polishes. Great pairing with the gold glitter!

    October 1, 2013 at 12:22 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you so much! This might just be my favorite nail color of the season ;)

      October 1, 2013 at 8:41 am Reply

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