Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blast from the past!

About a year ago, after I started following tons of blogs, I began trying different nail art techniques and along the way I would snap photos on my phone.

Today I want to share those photos...the quality on most of them kind of suck because they were taken with my Iphone and some of them don't have great lighting.

Here was my first attempt ever at a tape manicure. I was inspired to try this from reading the blog Chloe's Nails.  Look how short my nails were!! lol

My first leopard print manicure ever! I was so proud of this! I still am too lol. I wore these nails when I went to the Lil' Wayne concert back in April 2011

First time playing with a dotting tool! My mom LOVED these nails.

I did these right after I received my BundleMonster stamping plates. This was my first attempt and I was so thrilled that I was able to work them lol.

Feather nails! My best friend and I bought some feathers at Michael's and then literally spent hours doing this. Saddest part was, they felt so gross on our nails, we both removed them the next day haha! They sure did look cool though!

It's hard to tell but I have microbeads on my ring finger to create an accent nail. I did these right after I bought a crap load of microbeads at Michael's. I need to attempt those "Caviar" nails sometime soon!

My Fourth of July 2011 mani! I did these before my boyfriend and I left for our cruise on the 4th last year.

Another leopard print, but with some different colors!

Did these for a UCF football game last fall...I used microbeads to create the letters. These were awesome.

Another manicure inspired by Chloe's Nails.  I remember it took me SO LONG to do these lol. I kept screwing up.

Another funky french inspired by Chloe's Nails.  That cute little fimo slice stayed on for about 1.5 seconds lol.

One of my Xmas manicures from last year.

This is the mani that I wore on Christmas day. This is one of my favorite manicures that I've ever done!

These were inspired by some nails that Scrangie did. I wasn't overly pleased with how mine turned out, but they were ok.

My halloween nails! I used some Kiss nail art stickers for these nails. These are another one of my manicures that will always remain a favorite!

These were fun! I forget who said it, but one of my friends referred to these nails as "Katy Perry nails" lol so that's what I think of everytime I see this picture.

Nails I did for this past Valentine's day. I free-handed the hearts.

Cloud nails I did inspired by NailSide's tutorial.  This girl does some AMAZING nail art.

Neon yellow half moons! These looked pretty badass!

Looking back at the really old pictures I feel so proud of how far I've come with my ability to paint my nails and keeping my nails nice! I used to bite my nails sooo bad and sooo short and stopped when I become obsessed with the blog world.

Hope you guys enjoyed my little blast from the past! Are there any of these manicures/techniques that you'd like to see me replicate and post on here??

Or do any of you have any recommendations of some nail art techniques that I should try?

Let me know!


  1. Oooh I very much enjoyed your blat from the past manis!! Your nails were so cute!

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    1. Thank you so much! They are one of my favorites too :)