2011 was the first year I really got into nail art. This year my love of nail art has definitely grown. I still stick to relatively simple nail art that requires no special tools. Below the jump are my favorite 10 creations from this year.
Also below the jump are my favorite DIY projects of 2012. I really got into nail related DIY projects over the past year. It’s amazing the things you can do with stuff you already have around the house!
I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!
Olympic Rings: The summer Olympics in London were such a big part of 2012. This was the perfect manicure to celebrate the event no matter what country you were cheering for!
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks: St. Patrick’s Day is a fabulous holiday and this manicure was equally as fabulous! It was perfect for the festivities but not over the top.
Clouds: This manicure was just cute and sweet. The inspiration came from a CVS circular (go figure!).
Patriotic Polka Dots: It’s pretty obvious I have a thing for polka dots! I liked this so much because it was a slightly different take on a polka dot manicure plus the patriotic colors were perfect for everything from the Olympics to the election!
Tiger Stripes & Glitter: I’m sure y’all get sick of hearing me talk about Auburn…but what can I say. I can’t help it! Not only did I got to school there it’s quite the tradition in my family. Due to this Auburn is the inspiration for alot of my nail art. I did this for an SEC kick off even for the 2012 football season. Auburn didn’t have a great season but this manicure was perfect!
Going Baroque: I fell hard for the baroque trend in fashion and this was one of the way I translated it into nail art.
Ruffian Manicure: I adore the way this manicure turned out. It was somehow elegant and chic yet a bit edgy. And it was super easy to do.
New Year’s Eve Manicure: Glitter explosion! I love it. And I love the 2013 on the ring finger. I can’t think of a better manicure to ring in the New Year!
This year I got really into DIY projects. But my absolute favorite has to be my DIY nail polish rack. I made it from hot glue and foam board. It’s been almost a year and it’s still in perfect condition.
I’m looking forward to see what DIY projects I come up with in 2013!