It's been a year of experimentation for me, but I've just about managed to choose my top 5 manis of 2013! I have been inspired by some amazing bloggers and YouTubers this year and hope I have inspired some too.
First up, and in no particular order, is my nude rose design which was also my 200th design that I've created! I adore, adore, ADORE this look and can definitely say it was one of my favourites of the year. The base colour is Barry M's Gelly in Lychee which is a perfect nude (for me!). The finish is amazing and as for the roses, I just chose two different shades of pink, one lighter and one darker, and created a rose print.
Next up is one that I called Coral Mayhem. I love this look because it screams a part of my personality which is INSANE. I wore this to a birthday party and wanted something crazy and fun. The base colour is Barry M's Coral and I had some fun creating this. The index finger is a leopard print and the middle finger has a cute design with a stud placed at the tip. My favourite is the ring finger because I love the studs running down the centre of my nail. (I bought the studs from eBay).
Thirdly, is another floral print which I also fell in love with when I created it. It reminds me of a retro print and love the detailing of the flowers. I used an unnamed navy blue as a background and chose my favourite shades to create the flowers. For this look I used the rounded end of a paintbrush to create the petals and a toothpick for the centre of the flowers. I did one colour at a time, layered but also allowing some of the navy blue to peek through.
Another one of my all time favs from 2013 is this heart french tip on my pointed nails. I fell in love with this design and can't wait to recreate it for Valentine's Day. You can create this look with absolutely any colour you like. As a base I used NYC's 'Carried Away'.
Finally, these penguin nails were my favourite winter design. Do I even have to explain why??!! Look at the cuteness of them! This mani had lots and lots of compliments, I mean how can you miss such cute nails, haha! I used Barry M's Black and White and OPI's 'In My Back Pocket' for the beak and feet. I used a dotting tool mainly for this design and a toothpick for the smaller dot on the eyes.
What's your favourite design from this post?
Share your top manis of 2013 with me too, I would love to see them!
Lots of Love,
The Nail Polish Bible
P.S. Thank you to Lisa from That Lisa Clare for giving me this idea!