I hope everyone has had a lovely few weeks? I'm very apologetic for not being around much throughout December. It is a month jam packed with shopping, birthdays, school events, and all the usual festivities for the time of year. We have been a very busy household indeed!
I have still been doing my nails and taking photos so I have plenty of posts to be writing however I really wanted to do at least one post this month that was relevant to the time of year.
I have been loving all the 'Top 10/12/15/20/200 of the year' type posts that have been popping up recently so I decided to go back through some of my older posts and pick my Top 10 nail art posts.
But I couldn't.
So I went with 12!
And here they are in chronological order.
I think this might be my most popular blog post! I loved these nails so much, and it was my first freehand attempt at anything other than polka dots or zebra stripes.
I was very proud.
These were my Day 9 post for the 31 Day Nail Challenge which I have still yet to complete!
I just loved how cute and cheerful they were and the best part...
I did Mum/Daughter matching nails!
These were my first ever galaxy nails and I did them for the Makeup Savvy 15 Day Nail Challenge which I loved every moment of!
These were another Makeup Savvy Challenge entry.
I really loved how delicate these turned out, the black and gold leaf pattern was added last minute as I thought it needed something extra.
Another Makeup Savvy challenge entry!
This is another of my most popular posts, I love how gorgeous the colours are together and how soft it looks. I added the glitter topcoat to cover a teeny tiny bit of dust that got stuck on one of my nails, it wasn't visible in person but the camera picked it up in my first batch of photos so out came the glitter and luckily I loved it even more!
These had to be in here somewhere!
These were picked as one of Fee from Makeup Savvy's three favourites of the 15 Day Challenge.
These took me hours! I'd never attempted anything like this before but after seeing Robin Moses' Tangled Nails I really wanted to recreate them. I used nail polish as I don't own any acrylic paints and just kept going and adding bits here and there until I was happy with them. My neck ached so much the next day from being sat tensed up with concentration for such a long time! But the outcome was worth it and I was so thrilled they were picked as a favourite.
These were my personal favourite nails of the 15 Day Challenge and possibly even my favourite nail art I've done to date. They were inspired by Ed Hardy tattoo style designs and my love for anything with skulls on it, especially jewellery.
I don't think I really need to explain why these are a favourite of mine!
My gorgeous cats on my nails, what more could I want?
I think I might have to do some Pug nails soon though!
These were just so simple and cute they had to be in my favourites, plus they were for a very special week which included my daughters first day at a new school in year 1 and my sons first day at school!
These were a Lazy 15 Challenge post and my first successful water marble using normal nail polish.
I couldn't have been happier with the result it gave, the China Glaze Bohemian Collection is just gorgeous!
These were not to everyones taste but I loved them.
They were inspired by the inside of a storage box that my Mum has. I really enjoyed using the different techniques to achieve the final look, it was time consuming but very satisfying.
Last but not least, mermaid nails.
When I asked my daughter which were her favourite nails she immediately said the mermaid ones! I really thought she would have picked one of the Disney Princesses but these were her favourites and they were one of mine too, so here they are!
And there you have my Top 12 of 2012.
I hope everyone has a very happy new year!
♥ A ♥