Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My Fave Manis of 2013

Hello everyone!

In 2012, I posted my top 12 faves of 2011, and in 2013, I posted up my 13 faves for 2012.. so.. I guess that means that you can now scope my fave 14 of 2013.

I told myself I was not going to do that whole 'wow - where did the year go?!' kind of segment, but seriously, where did the year go?! It was a whirlwind year filled with many ups and downs, but I could not be more happy than I am right now. Honestly.

With that.. it is time to see what I consider my favourite manis of 2013. There are really in no particular order via favourite-ness.. and I will post a link for each photo. Enjoy! And welcome to 2014!!

I had to cut out 3 extras.. and I thought getting to 14 faves would be difficult! I did a lot of nail activity this past year that I apparently really liked. Kudos to this guy.. er.. gal.. uhh.. you know what I mean!

Black and white day of a challenge.. why not go skittles.. and why not make it count? I really like the pearl accent nail. I didn't really get to sport these 'out', so I don't know how long the pearls would have held up for.. but I think I will have to try that again some time!
 
 Colourful Plaid + Tutorial
I had so much fun creating these.. and.. they were so eye catching that I decided to make a tutorial for them. Some of my lines look wonky in these photos, but I don't remember thinking badly of them irl. Good times!

I just find these really pretty.

Galaxy, Dots, Studs, and Floral - oh my! 
These were my birthday nails.. and I LOVE them. Everything about these nails make my heart smile.

 Colourful Gro Print
Fun, colourful, eye catching. All the parts that make a great mani in my opinion.

 Green Floral Mixed Nails inspired by The Nailasaurus
I picked these yesterday to go up.. and then weirdly enough I got 4 notifications of them being pinned/re-pinned on pinterest.. I think I made a solid choice in putting these gems into my faves.

 Splatter Nails
Fun and messy to create, but the pay-off is amazing. I cannot wait to do splatter nails again!!

 Fun Rainbow Nails
Again, heart smiling type of nails.

 Red Cheetah
That RED! Ugh. Seriously.. as I say in real life, it gives me a lady boner. 

 Sea Monster
This is a polish by Pirate Polish and it was too beautiful not to include. It looks this bad ass over black, that I am now wondering how great it would look on other colours.. hmm..

You really cannot go wrong with skittle nails. And pink.

 Dots & Skulls 
My bestie bought me that base colour as a birthday gift, and it just screamed out dots and skulls, so that is what I did.

 Summer Gradient with Leopard Activity
Um, the picture is sufficient on this one.

Ziploc Bag Nails
Who knew you could create a cool effect using a ziploc bag? I sure didn't - but you can.

These are my picks for my favourite manis that I did for the year.. I liked a few at Christmastime, but I ran out of spots.. whoops! 

Did I miss one that any of you thought was a top mani? Let me know!
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