40 Great Nail Art Ideas…New Year’s Nail Art!

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New Year’s is coming up so the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge thought it would be great to do some nail art ideas for New Year’s! Here is my concept but keep scrolling to see a lot more. I started with three coats of Urban Decay Zodiac which is a black jelly with green glitters. Then, I used OPI My Voice is a Little Norse and sponged it on the tips.

New Year’s is all about out with the old and in with the new. I picked a darker color to represent the old and picked a sparkly glitter to represent the new.

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Here is a plain swatch of Urban Decay Zodiac.

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Urban Decay Naked Smokey Eye Look

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For this day’s look, I used the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette. My husband and I were on our way to the vet because Lena was having surgery! We found a cancerous tumor and it had to be removed.

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This is her “F@#$ you; You said we were going for a walk” face. We’re trying to trick her into being excited. It did not work.

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What do you think of today’s Urban Decay Naked Smokey eye look?

Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette

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I got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette!! I haven’t ever done a smokey eye before…but the sheer fact that this was marketed as part of the Naked collection made me want to get it. I’ve loved every Naked palette that Urban Decay has put out.

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This packaging is a hard plastic, which is different than the other Naked palettes. It also comes with a card that helps with ideas for some different looks.

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Look! The family is complete!

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This was the first look I attempted with the Naked Smoke palette. I used almost half the shades! LOL! I used: Thirteen, Hugh, Password, Smolder, and Black Market.

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The second look I went for used the browns in the palette. This is a very similar look that you can achieve with the original Naked palette. I used: Thirteen, Combust, Whiskey, and High.

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I am glad I bought this palette. I know I would have skipped it if it hadn’t been part of the Naked collection. The shades are easy to work with, per usual with Urban Decay. I will have more posts with eye looks using this palette as I play around with it.

Naked3 Light Look

For today, I did a look using the lighter colors from the Naked 3 Palette. I do think I was too heavy-handed on my eyeliner. I should have kept that a lot lighter for a pinky, innocent look. Oh well! Live and learn.

I used Strange (far left) on my brown bone, as usual. :D

Dust was used for all over the lid and Limit was used in my crease. Then, I used Burnout to blend the two together.

After applying pencil liner, I used Blackheart (far right) to set the liner and to try and take the sheer blackness of the liner down a notch. Blackheart is black but has flecks of purple so I was hoping it would lighten the liner a little. It did, but not as much as I was hoping.

Urban Decay Naked3 Look using Nooner and Mugshot

For today’s makeup look, I mostly focused on using Nooner and Mugshot from the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette.

I used Strange and Dust for the highlighting of my brow bone and inner corners.
Strange is on the far left and Dust is right next to it.

Nooner is the matte on on the far left and Mugshot is third from the right.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Look. Squeee!!!

I almost had a heart attack when I heard Urban Decay was releasing Naked 3. I am totally in love with Naked and Naked 2 so of course I scooped this puppy up on release day!

For this look, I used three of the darker shades.

I used strange for my brow bone (far left) and Dust (second from the left) for my inner crease and blended into my inner lid.

I swept Liar (5th from the right) all over the lid and used Factory (4th from the right) in the outer creases of my eye.

While not perfect (I’m no professional!), I’m pretty happy with the finished look. The staying power of these shadows is awesome. I did my makeup about 12 hours ago (when I took the pictures) but it hasn’t moved a touch! Yay Urban Decay! I love you!