I thought since another year is over and all that I'd review the year for my favourite manis and such! This might be a bit of a long, picture heavy post I'm afraid! I did consider splitting it into categories - stamping, nail art, swatches etc, but then I thought I'd do it chronologically so that I could see how I've improved and progressed over the year. Hopefully...
January started with the new 31 day challenge. I didn't blog much of it, due to technological issues (my laptop hated me for a lot of the first half of the year), but I did document it over on Instagram. Here are my picks from January!
|Purple glitter placement|
|Duochrome and stamping combo|
|Freenhand holo hearts using Color Club 2012 Halo Hues and Revvvolution|
|Holo gradient and stamping|
|Textured stripes with Barry M's pastel textures|
|The first time I layered up my dots for a fishtail effect|
|Keep Calm, Paint On|
|Hooray for the British High Street!|
|Totally tropical tri-polish|
|Barry M nail art pens were a hit!|
My nubs were at their naughtiest (and shortest) in June and July, but it didn't stop me developing a love of summer brights and skittles.
|Hare Bisbee. Perfection|
|I felt like a Disney Princess with this on my nails!|
|I adore these sparkly Kiko Sugar Mat polishes|
|More princess nails!|
|Dollish Polish Penny...Penny...Penny... -it all started with a big bang!|
|A combo of stamping, loose glitter and a perfect indie glitter|
|Autumn inspired Sunday stamping|
|Matte and shiny tape mani - tape is my nemesis|
|MoYou stamping plates, where have you been all my life? <3|
October and November, and on the nails grew...and on went the challenge...
|Ikat and dreamcatchers, perfect combo|
|My macaw. I named him Nigel...|
|The Nailasaurus' Nimbus Nail Art - one of my most popular posts ever, thanks to her linking to it on her blog. Thanks Sammy!|
|Winter is coming!|
|My most favourite gradient evah!|
|Stamping over foils|
|Stamping decals and studs|
What does December mean when you're a nail art enthusiast? Chrimbo nails of course! It also meant my nails were long and strong enough to be shaped into almonds, something I thought 'd never achieve!
|Meet the almonds!|
|Quirk Candy Land. Love.|
|Matte flakies, glitter and owl stamping. This mani was a hoot!|
It's funny how you associate things that happened or what you were doing when you were wearing a certain thing, with polish and clothing. I have to say, 2013 has been rather cruel to me and my family, and everytime something bad happened I can remember exactly what was on my nails. But I can remember the good too, including working with some lovely people (including Kerrie from Quirk and the ever lovely Debbie Crumpet), none of which would have been possible without nail polish. I love this little community!
Happy New Year my loves.