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Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year! Roundup and Resolutions

Well I hope New Year's Day isn't an indication of how the rest of the year will be because I have (dun dun dun) Pneumonia. Joy.

But I did want to write down a few of my goals for the blog for the new year and show you a few of my most popular posts for 2012. As you guys know, nail art isn't my forte but I had a lot of fun doing the 30 Day Challenge earlier this year and while my skills aren't much past kindergarten level, you can't get better if you don't practice, right?

Here are a few of my attempts at nail art.

Let's start with my favorite mani of 2012 that I did - not perfect, but I was actually proud of this one. It's a sponge gradient on all fingers with freehanded "butterfly wings" - only later did I find out there's a STAMP for this. UGH!

Butterfly Wings

And part of the 30 day challenge I completed (as in I actually FINISHED it - WOOT!!!) included these:

Tartan Nails
Leopard freehand for Animal Print Inspiration Day
Doctor Who

Fashion Inspired - Hermes

Art Inspired - Pop Art

Supernatural Inspired - Twilight Zone

Flag Nails


Scottish Saltire


Union Flag - Brittain

Book Inspiration - IT by Stephen King

Movie Inspiration - Man in the Grey Flannel Suit

A few Water Marble attempts...

And Galaxy Nails

Galaxy or Nebula or Space Nails

So you see, I HAVE been trying! But in 2013, my goal is to try a lot more nail art and hopefully get a lot better at it.

My most viewed/popular posts of 2012? Well storage topped the list. I made some simple wall shelves and these posts were among my most viewed posts for 2012. Nail Polish Storage Solutions (Part 1) and Nail Polish Storage Part Deux and Nail Polish Storage and Collection 2.0.

Also getting top views for 2012, piCture pOlish Blogfest 2012, Enchanted Polish's Ho Ho Holoday Collection and Falloween Collection. As well as Chanel FNO 2012, Chanel Malice and Dior Dune and Trench and Diorific Le Grand Bal. You also didn't discriminate based on labels and viewed Revlon, Sinful Colors and Pure Ice posts quite often!

And now I shall crawl back into my sick bed and leave it to you guys to please comment on what you would like to see on the blog for 2013!

HUGE thank yous to all of you for reading and commenting! I'm so blessed. ♥ I appreciate all of you more than you know.

Oh, and PSSSSTTTT - you must stay with me at least through January because later this month I have  something SO EXTRA SPECIAL to share with you I can barely contain myself. *big grin*



  1. You really hit the mark with your butterfly nail art. I LOVE the Texas flag and galaxy nails too. And yes, I myself was amazed with your wall shelves...ingenious!

    Hope you feel better soon, can't wait to see what surprise you have in store.

    Happy Friday,

  2. I love reading these posts. It's so interesting to see what the bloggers themselves actually pick out as their favourite. I love the Ireland manicure :D

  3. a fabulous year Sheila, well done. Your Enchanted Falloween collection was the standout for me - noth in terms of your own skill (photography and picking perfect undies) and for making me want every polish NOW. Lots of mwah for 2013 xxx

  4. Wow, I just love your nail art! You're soooo good at it!!

  5. You're doing a lot more nail art then you actually make us believe - and you're doing it GOOOOOD!!! I really love each and every one of your nail arts!!!

    And before anything else - do stay in bed!!! Get properly rid of that pneumonia. You don't need it at all for the new year ;-)
    Feel better and go back to nail art :-D

  6. You can no longer say that you suck at nail art - all of these designs are fabulous! And you better get yourself better before you worry about posts! ♥ ♥ ♥

  7. holy crap, I can't believe you did those butterflies freehand!!! AWESOME, AWESOME JOB!!!

  8. Take care of yourself, it seems to be a big winter for pneumonia! I have to say that I appreciate the effort you put in and yours is my favorite blog!

  9. Feel better soon, preferably yesterday.

    I've never had a lemming for a Chanel, but your pictures of Malice are killing me. However, your nail art 'attempts' are inspiring me. The plaid and the butterflies are gorgeous and better I think than a repetitive stamp. I'm working up the nerve to give the butterflies a shot since my galaxy nails turned out pretty well.

    1. Eeek, I bought it. What was I thinking??? Lololol


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