New Year's Eve inspired lots of glitter. I painted my nails with Essie "Licorice" and dumped loads of black and silver micro-glitter over my nails while they were still wet. They looked great for the first night. The next day...not so much. Their glory faded because I did not use a top coat (I thought the top coat diminished the sparkle so I decided to forgo it). It wasn't my original idea, but the finished product reminded me of the King of Pop circa 1980's with his glimmering socks and black getups. I kind of liked it.