Happy blo-giversary to me!!!
Today marks two years since I started blogging. I can hardly believe I’ve stuck to it this long. While I’ve been a little irregular with my posting in the past six months or so, I always come back to the blog when I’m ready
I wanted to take a look at how my manis have changed and improved over time.
This was my first mani I showed on the blog:
This was also my first EVER frankenpolish *hangs head in shame*. This was back in the days where I thought you could add just any glitter to a nail polish and it would work. So I used some craft glitter I got from the local newsagent. I tell you what, I must be ahead in the trends because this could definitely be a textured polish It was gritty and bumpy but I was proud of it because it was my first!
This was the first mani I showed on the blog of another brand:
I thought this was a great photo at the time. Now all I can see is messy application, zero clean up and uneven nails. I still have this polish but I haven’t used it since.
This was my first attempt at nail stamping:
I hadn’t quite worked out how to line up the stamps and apply a top coat without smudging. I was very proud of this at the time!!!
This was my first Spectrafranken, September 2011:
Now this one, I still love. I used Ulta3s Bouquet as a base colour and added Spectraflair, which I bought from Cathy at More Nail Polish. This sparked my obsession with making my own nail polish.
And when I learnt I could actually buy suspension base, tints, pigments etc and make my own polish from scratch, I created this, November 2011:
I called it Bloody Mary. It was a squishy red jelly with red micro glitter and red holo hexes. I’m pretty sure I still have this somewhere.
And the rest is history. Love Thy Polish was born and more pretty colours were created.
This is my current mani:
This is two coats of MUD Camomania with some stamping from the Pueen Love Elements plates. I love it!
I feel like I’ve come such a long way in these past two years. Sometimes I feel insecure about my manis and if they are good enough but I know in myself that I have improved 100% since the start of my blogging days.
Thank you so much for reading my blog