Nail Art Year In Review

Top 10 of 2013: Nail Art

Tuesday, December 31, 2013nail a college drop out

Nothing To Disclose Last day of 2013 and the last of my year end wrap! What's on today's menu? Nail art!!! Let's drive in head first with Do You... Like Nails? at #10!

Original post here.
These trippy nails had me at neon, and y'all know how I love neon nail polish!

#9 Back in July I made my first attempt at quilted nails using four cremes and a matte top coat. And yes, they still are my fav texture nails to date.
Original post here.
The added stripes underneath make these very reminiscent of a comforter I'd like to be underneath during the cold winter I'm facing here in Upstate NY.

#8 What's black, white, and splattered all over? These 80's-esque nails!
Original post here.
I know, not even half way through the countdown and it's another neon mani.

#7 Baby's Briana's first spikes
Original post here.
Obviously my favorite 3D embellishment made the list. Since the first time I laid eyes on these guys on eBay I just knew it was love.

#6 @ThesePinkLips
Original post here.
I'm pretty sure this was my first attempt at nail art deemed NSFW, but they were inspired by a hat I saw on IG and have yet to convince Mr. Nail A College Drop Out to buy me. 

#5 Cue Judy Garland Stage Right
Original post here.
Water marbles and I aren't on the best of terms, but at the time I finished these awesome mash-up nails I felt this was my favorite mani ever. 

#4 Doughnuts & Dollar Bills, bitch.
Original post here.
Do I know why the idea of doughnuts and dollar bills sounded so good? No. Did I see the title of that post to the tune of "Pour It Up"? Yes. Yes I did.

#3 Art Dealer Chic Volume 1
Original post here.
A two things you've learned about me through this blog. One is that I love neon nail polish; and two is that I'm a pretty big Miguel fan. With that being said, it was only right to recreate an album cover of his. 
Fun fact: His album cover is his own painting.

#2 Bandz a Make Her (Nails) Dance
Original post here.
As of today's date, these Twerk Team nails are the fifth most viewed post on my blog of all time. That's right folks, in almost three years of blogging these nails have officially garnered more attention than just about every other blog entry I've ever made. Wow.
Do I twerk? Hell no, but my nails do!

#1 "Love Is Bigger Than Sight"
My very first interpretation of an actual piece of art. Just this one hand took me three hours and I loved it every single minute of wearing them. Pretty sure the moments I spent painting these was the definition of a labor of love.
These nails inspired by Heem Johnson even made it onto the pages of the November 2013 issue of NailPro Magazine. Um hello? Highlight of my fucking year!!!!!!
This year's nail art countdown is over, but you can still catch up on the last two year en wrap-ups here.

2014 is definitely bring in some heavily detailed nail art inspired by, well, art.
Tune in. Drop out. Watch the ball drop. Love polish.

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  1. So much color! And everything is very unique :) Happy New Year!

  2. So many beautiful, beautiful, creative manicures! It's been a great year for you...can't wait to see what you do in 2014!!


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