Howdy everyone! How is your New Year's Eve day progressing? I don't normally post a round-up of favorite nail art I've done at the end of the year, but I thought I'd try it for a change!
Now, Polish Hound is not, primarily, a nail art-focused blog, but I do like to dabble. I tried to push myself to do nail art more frequently this year, and while I think I succeeded (in comparison to previous years), I still only managed one or two posts per month (which is great for me, to be honest). I also made a point to try new techniques I'd never attempted before.
This list is in no particular order, but here are my favorites! You can click the photos to go to the originating post for more info/ polishes used.
Pastel Purple Easter Taping Skittlette
St. Patrick's Day Tri-tone Taping Manicure
Wintery Ombre Snow Leopard Nails
V-shaped Glitter Moons with Indigo Bananas- We Are The Music Makers
Black and White Floral on a Neutral Gradient
Colorful Floral Dotticure with Stamping [Guest Post for Newsie Nail Novice]
Two-tone MoYou Stamping over ILNP- Undenied (H)
The Galaxy Is My Valentine Negative Space Manicure
Two-tone MoYou Stamping on Color Club- Pure Energy
Zoya- Happi with Halloween Stamping & Studs [Nailstalgia]
Holiday Paper Gradient Stamping
Matte Negative Space Skittle with Zoya Matte Velvet Polishes
Phew! End of tour! And now I feel totally overwhelmed by the inconsistency in my nail shape! Ah, well! (There was really a time there when they were looking like square Chiclets. Ew.)
I think 2014 was definitely my best nail art year so far. I'm admittedly not prolific in the nail art department, but I did try a few things I never had before- like negative space designs and floral dotticures. I'm hoping to experiment with more taping manicures and color blocking next year. And....I might try to tame the beast that is water marbling. I might. I've tried it once in the past, but it was even prior to my blogging about nail polish. I remember it being time-consuming but also pretty mind-blowing!
What is your favorite nail art technique?
Do you plan on attempting any new ones next year?