Belated New Year's Nails & 2013 Review

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hi!

It's 2014! I have to admit I didn't have the most exciting New Year's ever -- my flight was delayed so I ended up spending NYE on a plane, with *gasp* naked nails.

Well, I guess worse things have happened.

Anyways, I felt like I was missing out on the whole festive New Year's partying thing, so I did some belated New Year's nails! 

Deborah Lippmann Fantastic Voyage and Nails Inc Baker Street 

I wanted to be able to wear these around for the rest of the week without feeling stupid, so I decided against writing a big "2014!!" on my nails.
Instead, I opted for a glitter gradient with Deborah Lippmann Fantastic Voyage (the glitter, of the Starlight collection) and Nails Inc Baker Street (the blue base). 

Uff, my skin looks so strange in this photo. //grr

I guess it would be acceptable for me to do a 2013 roundup sort of thing, but I've only been blogging since August so I'll make it really short.

2013's Accomplishments
1. Bought my first bottles of nail polish ever in March (I had worn nail polish before, but never bought any for myself)
2. Started this blog in August!
3. Learned to clean up my cuticles
4. Built a lightbox which improved my photography so much you won't even.. 
5. Learned to pose my hand

For a bit of comparison, here's a photo from one of my posts in August:

Deformed zombie-like hands. And the cuticles -- gross!

In other news, I redesigned my blog yesterday (I'm honestly ready to kill Blogger now) and I'm really happy with the new design! What do you guys think?

 Anyways.  This is becoming a super long post so I'll stop now!

Well, one last photo.

Isn't Fantastic Voyage beautiful?

Thanks for reading & be sure to let me know what you think!
Lucy xx

24 comments:

  1. I love that shade of blue! The new blog the design is so perfect!

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  2. Love the new look :) Great colour scheme! And the little snail is fabulous.
    That glitter is fantastic against that blue, love this combo.
    Hope you're having a great 2014 so far!

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  3. Your new design looks wonderful! So now that we know you started buying polish in March last year....what's your total stash up to now? ;)

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    1. Thanks! Um, I think it's around 120 but I got a bunch of new polishes for Christmas so maybe... 135? haha it's a problem...

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  4. Sorry to hear that you got stuck on a plane over the new year, I hope things have been more exciting since! Well done on all you've achieved since August, great work :) These nails are super pretty! xx

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    1. Ah, well, I didn't have plans anyways so it wasn't too bad :) I think the worst thing about it was not being able to do NYE nails! Thanks so much :D

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    2. Ha ha...I love your comment "worst thing about it was not being able to do NYE nails"...sounds like something I would say.

      Somewhat unrelated, but kinda related: We're in the midst of our move now, and I ran out of time to put polish on the other night so had to go bare yesterday (sadface)....and then promptly broke two nails. GAHHHHH! :)

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    3. Haha -- bare nails, y u so weak?? I feel lucky, I managed to keep all my naked nails unbroken while lugging stuff all around the airport!

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  5. Love the designs you made!

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  6. Love, love this. I'm such a sucker for blue mani's and Baker St. is one of my favorites.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I have to stop myself from reaching for Baker Street every time I do my nails :)

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  7. Beautiful glitter gradient! I love it against that blue base! I also really like your new blog design, especially the little snail picture on your banner! :D

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  8. Happy new year!!!! These look very pretty and festive :)

    I really love your blog design :) Were the tab link things always anchored at the top? I reallllly like that!

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    1. Thanks so much! Nope, that was a change in the new design :)

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  9. cool manicure :D
    it's crazy to spend NYE on plane ;)
    have a great year :D

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    1. Thanks! It was, but there's always next year ;) You too!

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  10. I'm late! Happy New Year to you nonetheless!! Hope you had a wonderful one :) May this year bring you many more wonderful memories! ♥

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    1. Well, it's still holiday season :) Same to you!

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