January 7, 2013

Top 12 of 2012!

I was hoping to have an awesome manicure to start off the new year... unfortunately my nails are in rough shape right now. They are the shortest they have ever been, due to a few devastating breaks, so I want to wait for them to grow out before posting any new manicures.

Today I have a little annoucement and then I will show you my top 12 picks of manicures I created in the last year...

So... I started this blog back in February and I can't believe how far it's come in just 11 short months... I reached 500 followers the other day!!   I wanted to host a giveaway when I hit 500, but it's so close to my 1 year blogaversary that I figured I will brainstorm for the next month and host a giveaway or contest (or both) then. So stay tuned... and thank you all so much for taking the time to read/admire my nail art... it means so much to me! :)

Now, to tie you all over while my sad nails recover... I have my top 12 manicures from 2012 (in no particular order). You can click on any of the photos to go straight to the original post.
*Note: Each of these designs are my own, inspired by art, fashion, or other random things but not inspired by other bloggers. I felt it was only right to post MY top 12 designs, not designs I copied.

Hunger Games - Girl on Fire

Do You Believe in Magic?

Inspired by art

31 Day Challenge - Flowers

31 Day Challenge - Movie (V for Vendetta)

Neon Water Marble - click HERE for tutorial

London Olympics 2012

Inspired by my Travel Mug

Time Warp Challenge - Timeless animal print + tutorial!

Two Bottles of Polish contest entry 

Argyle Nails - click HERE for tutorial

Glequin Week - swirl

And since it was so hard to pick just 12 I added in 3 honorable mentions:

Honorable Mention - Cadbury Creme Egg
Honorable Mention - 31 Day Challenge - Black & White

Honorable Mention - 31 Day Challenge - Tribal Print

Thats all for today.. I'm hoping my nails will recover quickly and I can get back to posting soon! :)