New Years Roundup!

11:12 AM

The end of the year has finally arrived!!  I'm so ready to start a new year and I have so many wonderful things to look forward to in 2012!  So for my New Year's post (and my last two posts of the 2011!) I'm going to do a round-up of the most popular posts I did in 2011.  Some of them are older, and some of them are newer and it's fairly easy to tell which are which! I've definitely learned a lot this year and in January I plan to do a then and now blog with some of the things I've learned since I started on this nail art journey just over a year ago. :) Enjoy!

Number 10:

Candy Cane inspired nails from the 31 Day Christmas Challenge. I really don't know why these were so popular. I kind of lazed out on them. I really wanted to do some lovely stripes, which I ended up doing anyway for my Christmas Day mani. The base is one of my most favorite polish colors of all time though: China Glaze Ruby Pumps. So pretty and sparkly.

Number 9:

My very first Dupes Up post and my very first holo polishes. This post is from March, a mere three months into my nail art addiction. You can really tell too! Just look at that awful cleanup and those dry cuticles! Ah! It's terrible. But we all start somewhere, right? I'm sure these are popular because people love holo's AND comparison posts.

Number 8:

A two-fer! My Pokemon nails! I was really pleased with how these turned out. They're also from March so the awful cleanup is still in play! But these really took me HOURS and they were the most intricate thing I'd done to date. I even had to mix colors for some of the balls. I got a lot of good feedback on these and I'm sure the popularity stems from the Pokemon craze. My favorite ball: the dive ball.

Number 7:

These are from my Week of San-X. My Tarepanda nails. I really love the San-X characters and they don't get nearly as much love as the Sanrio ones. These were the first art nails I'd done in awhile and I was (and still am!) working on improving my art skills. Patterns are a bit easier because if they go pear shaped you can work it into the design. But characters are another story! They came out pretty nice but I hated the glow in the dark coat I added on the top. They were done in a cabin on a West Virginia vacation though, so I feel good about it!

Number 6:

My first Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. Your oldest nail polish. Lol...I actually ended up loving the color I had so I'm glad I did this challenge. The art wasn't half bad either!

Number 5:

My first 31 Days of Christmas post. These came out totally different than I expected them to. And I was in a hurry and stamped them too quickly, thus mashing the stamp and the polish. Yuck. But I'm glad you guys were interested in the challenge! Did any of you join in?

Thanks for reading and don't forget to tune in tomorrow to see the top five most popular blog posts of 2011!!  I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season and have a happy new year!


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