Tuesday, December 30, 2014
My 14 favorite nail art designs of 2014!
Okay so after tomorrow, 2014 is officially HISTORY!!! This year marks my biggest development in nail art, I've never made as much progress as I have these past few months. I've chosen my 14 favorite nail art designs of 2014, maybe your favorite is not in here so feel free to tell me! I just picked the ones that mean the most to me for a particular reason. Click to see them!
Leonid Afremov saved in there for the longest time, afraid to recreate it. It was the first art recreation I did on my nails!
In June, I finally got the guts to paint it and actually, I thought it was a huge fail. I posted it anyways and people went nuts! And so, my art recreations were born :)
Ann Marie Bone. Her art is vivid, dreamy and just amazing, she has heaps and heaps of talent and vision and I love all of her paintings. My heart was drawn to this particular painting, called 'Dreams Of Elysium' and it cost me 7 freaking hours to recreate!
As it happens, Ann's daughter Charlotte is in one of the nail Facebook groups I'm in, and she saw this and shared it with her mom! I'm honored and amazed that the original artist saw, liked and shared my recreation!!!
This was another 8 hour design, I worked REALLY hard on this, I think just the background alone cost me 2 hours already trying to get it perfect, making it look like fire. It was sponged over sponged and then another layer of sponging on top, before moving on to the actual hotness :-p
See, I saw these dried flowers laying in the craft room, and I thought how nice they would look on a nail. An idea started to form in my head and this stuff just... popped up!
Instagram! It is by far my most liked and commented on photo EVER, not all comments were nice or useful, but so many of them were and lots of them showed their sympathies because I had just lost my grandmother.
My grandparents used to make dollhouses together. My grandpa died 4 years ago, he always did the woodworking and he made sure that the little people in the dollhouses had actual electricity. So cute! My grandma made the lampshades, made stuff from Fimo clay and made little tiny clothes. I think I have my 'tiny, tiny, tiny' genes from them!
Serum No. 5 polishes, the ones I had been drooling over for SO long and suddenly they were available at Hypnotic Polish so I didn't have to worry about shipping costs, import fees and taxes. Just easy, relaxed Dutch shopping :D
I kept this on a little longer than usual, just so I could wear it to yoga and show it off. It looked like nail stickers but I loved, LOVED that I painted it myself!
I myself love how his skin turned out, it's just layer over layer of small lines in different shades. His cheekbones were a challenge but I discovered that it's easy to fake roundness just by painting round lines in the texture. I don't know if that makes any sense?
A friend of mine looked at it and said that she was very much like Ysera from the World Of Warcraft games, so that's what I called her. The dragon from the game is also a dreamwalker, the similarities are creepy and amazing!
So, that's them! There's a few I didn't include, like the Epic Love Story, First Snow, Pastel Castle (that won me my second nail art contest!!!), Fall Leaves, Creepy Shadow, Musical Fairies and my artwork inspired by Tang Yau Hoong. These were all very popular with my friends, fans and followers (and also lots of other people) but they weren't necessarily my own favorites. You will want to check them out though, they're pretty! And if you need even MORE of my nail art, you can always check out the Nail Art Gallery tab at the top of my page where I post all of my nail art with links to the blog posts.
Thanks for checking it out my dear, dear readers!!! I hope you guys had a great year, and if not, may 2015 bring you better things. Onwards and upwards!!!