Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2018 is here. Now that 2017 is behind us, it’s time to look back at all of my favorite nail designs from this past year 😊
Also, if you haven’t already noticed, I did a little blog makeover for the New Year. I’ve been wanting to update things for a while but I never got around to it. I hope you all like the new look!
Onto the favorites…
Of course, I had to include my 19th birthday nails in my favorites. This mani had all my favorite things: Snail Vinyls, blue, and holographic silver glitter. I always do a design like this for my birthday, so you guys might be tired of me doing this sort of thing, but I love it every year!
My Stranger Things nails were obviously a favorite of mine this year. And they seemed to be a favorite of yours, too! These got thousands of re-pins on Pinterest, and they got a lot of love from you all on Instagram. I am really happy with how the design (and the Christmas lights photo 😜) turned out!
My pink and gold floral nails were a re-do from my design a few years ago, but I had to include them in my favorites this year. I just love this design! It is so pretty and girly. I think that I fell back in love with hand-painting florals this year… I literally want to paint flowers with every design, and I’m really loving how they look with this design.
And another floral mani! My floral studded nails were a bit different for me since I never did a studded design before. But I ended up really loving it! Plus, this pale pink by Orly is just gorgeous. All the details on the polishes/studs are in my original blog post linked above.
Definitely had to include my Harry Potter nails in this year’s favorites. I have been a Harry Potter fan for as long as I can remember, and I can’t believe I didn’t do these sooner! It was kind of challenging to do more freehand than I’m used to, but I still think they turned out pretty cute.
Keeping with the theme of movies, my Beauty and the Beast nails (inspired by the 2017 movie) were a favorite for me. Growing up, Belle was my favorite princess and I watched the original movie an unhealthy number of times. I did these nails when I went to see the new film; on opening day of course! I loved it and these nails, inspired by one of Belle’s new costumes, were so much fun to wear for the occasion.
My purple and gold floral nails were another re-do from an old design, but I decided to include these, as well. It’s a girly and elegant design, but I love this purple shade and the leaves as an accent in gold polish. This is a design I can see myself wearing a lot!
Finally, the last re-do, my pink and gold X nails. You might remember that these are originally from a mani swap I did with Julie from @wannaknowasecret, and I have loved this style ever since! I’ve been using one of my orignal pics as my profile picture for a while now, so I thought it made sense to give it another go this year.
And that’s pretty much it! Was your favorite included in this wrap-up? Are there any specific designs you would like to see me do in 2018? Let me know in the comments or on any of my social media. I love hearing from you!
Thanks for a great 2017, despite Instagram’s ridiculous algorithm making it progressively harder for me to continue posting, haha. I genuinely appreciate the support from each and every one of you. 💕
Here’s to an even better 2018!