Friday, December 28, 2012

The Year of Nails

This year I feel like I have see everybody and their sister's nail art online. Instagram and other such photo sharing apps have made it possible for everyone to share their fave manicures whether they had it done at the salon or did it themselves. I have seen so many that now I actually feel that there are really good and then there are the poorly done. I guess the overload of sassy manicures has made me somewhat of a snob now, that I tell the man when I see one I don't like "if you're gonna post your self manicure online, make sure you clean the nail polish off your skin on your fingers, gah!"... and he looks at me with a blank stare. Anyhoo, I have seen some great manis on our fave celebs and thought I would share some of them as well as the polishes I plan to pick up (if I don't already own them) so check them all out after the break!

Some of my favorite manicures this year has silver and sparkles but dang if glitter isn't super hard to get off. Alternating colors, metallic shines and cool hues are what have brought nails to the forefront of our brains when thinking about our total ensemble. For sure, I am irritable when my nails are chipped our I'm wearing a funky color that needs to be changed out because it doesn't match my outfit that day.

Ke$ha Alternating Pastels
Anne Hathaway Silver and Glitter
Anne Hathaway Red and White Manicure
Keri Hilson Metallic Pewter
Kate Mara Matte Purple/Gray

Jessica Biel Glitter Nail Art
Kelly Osbourne Silver Glitter
Carrie Underwood Pretty in Posy Pink
Alexa Chung Eye Nail Art
What was your favorite manicure this year? Have you been doing home nail art you are really proud of? Feel free to link up in the comments!


  1. I love the glitter too but didn't partake in the trend nearly enough :)

  2. Love this....

  3. I think your right it was the year for nails:)

  4. Thanks! Do you have any shades you'd recommend?

  5. Seriously, right? Everyone has been taking a stab at nail art! Have you?

  6. I have the purple rain by Nars on my nails now. It's the PERFECT shade of purple. I love it. Great post, I love nail colors and nail art!

    The Neon Factor ☠

  7. I love that shade of purple too! I saw one of the James Bond OPI colors is very similar so it will depend on what I can find first haha!

  8. Royal Navy is one of my go-to shades, I love it!
    I don't do any crazy nail art, just solids...but maybe I should be more experimental in 2013?!

  9. totally agree with you! I can't live without nailpolish!!

    love, Gongy

  10. I know! I have WAY too many now that I don't even know where to put them! It drives my man crazy haha

  11. What could it hurt to try some new things out? What's the worst that could happen, you go through some polish remover? ;-)

  12. Ahhh! So many to choose from. I think today I'm loving the Anne H. ones the best!!!

  13. ugh. Nail polish on the skin. Drives me nuts! Or, photos where the polish is already chipped. I always assume it's the work of a young teenager who hasn't mastered/doesn't care about technique. So it's shocking when the offending photo ends up belonging to an adult. My dog probably delivers the same blank stare as your fella when I comment on it :)


  14. Me too! My nail salon has one very similar called the "Snowflower manicure" :-)

  15. It's totally true! My man is more concerned with me leaving my nail polishes around than poor instagramed manicures haha and my complaints about them... but I will still buy every polish that catches my eye!

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