I'm gonna use the same strategy I did last year and divide this post into three parts. Part one features the three posts that have received the most comments from the lovely people that read my blog. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! It means so much to me. The second three are picked by my favourite everything S, because I wanted to get his opinion and also that from a man. The final three are my favourites.
Last year I mentioned that I had purchased on average 20 bottles of nail polish per month. This year I've bought a lot less, I've averaged at about 4 polishes. Way to go me! I've also reduced the number of untrieds to below 100. My collection now contains just over 400 polishes that are struggling to fit in Helmer. I think in a way the rate at which new polishes are being released is helping me "stay sober". Even if I wanted to I could never keep up with all launches and new collections.
I'm not sure I'm going to set any blogging goals for 2015, I think it won't really help me to develop my nail art skills. Last year I set a goal to get more creative and develop my own style but how on earth do I evaluate if that came true? One of the more concrete things I then did was to try and create manicures based on books I finished reading, a nice initiative that I've not really followed through. The book I'm currently reading has a whopping 1900 pages so you'll have to wait a long time for that manicure to show up here!
Reader's favourites (images link to original post):
My most commented look this year is my final look for Valentine's Polish Week. This look was certainly sparkly and fitting to the Valentine's theme.
You also really liked my striped nautical look. You just can't go wrong with nautical nails!
Your third favourite is my pleated striping tape look. I loved this one too but since the accent nail had terrible lasting power and fell off in no time I don't think it's something I'll recreate.
Favourites of S (images link to original post):
This was the immediate favourite of S and I can see why. This manicure really turned out well, there's something about the bright base that makes this look pop.
Oh there is just something about yellow nails!
My fourth look for the Nail Challenge Collaborative, portraying The Book Thief. I liked the colour scheme in this one with the red contrast. And do check out the book if you haven't already!
My personal favourites (images link to original post):
I had such trouble narrowing everything I've done down to just three looks! Some nail art I like more because of why I created it rather than how it turned out. For instance I really wanted to include my histology nails to this list. Some looked real good in pictures but came off the minute I had taken the pictures.
This gradient and chevron look just spoke to me from the start. I love everything about it (apart from the cleanup!).
I like this rainbow pinwheel look partly because of how it ended up and partly because this was one of my first successful attempts at working with acrylic paint. A new door just opened you could say.
Finally there was just something about this glitter and stamped manicure. I love how my nails look in this picture too, short but still totally edgy.
Hoppas det är okay att jag bara översätter den längre texten innan alla manikyrer!
I det verkliga livet är jag inte särskilt bra på att summera året och fundera på vad jag gjort bra och dåligt. På bloggen däremot är det en helt annan femma! Pinterest svarar enkelt på frågan vad jag egentligen åstadkommit och det är smidigt att gå igenom alla manikyrer på ett ställe.
Jag tror inte jag ska sätta några mål för nästkommande bloggår då jag inte tror det kommer hjälpa mig utvecklas. Förra året hade jag målet att bli mer kreativ och utveckla min stil, det låter ju bra men hur kan jag utvärdera resultatet? En av de mer konkreta sakerna jag gjorde var att skapa serien men inlägg baserade på lästa böcker och det tycker jag nog fortfarande var en bra idé men jag har inte riktigt följt upp den. Boken jag läser just nu har dessutom galna 1900 sidor så vi får väl se när jag återkommer med en manikyr inspirerad av den!