Friday, March 02, 2012

Blog birthday!

(That's Kleancolor Blind Date in the background. ^^)
Hi guys! Today my blog is exactly one year old! I can't believe how fast everything went, time sure flies when you're having fun. ^^ Thank you all so much for visiting and sharing your comments, I hope I can do this for a long time. :-)

For this special post I made a blue and gold tape mani. I did have to file down all my nails because I had a deep tear in one nail. And though I don't like my nails this short, I decided to embrace my little nubbins anyway because how can I not share the nail art I made with you! ;-)
The lightblue with shimmer is called Top Of Emotion from a new brand called Anny. I'll have to make an individual post for Top Of Emotion some time, because it's so pretty! I was already wearing it for a day, so I could immediately start placing the tape strips for the zigzag pattern I was initially going for. I already liked the result after one zigzag with Essence Into The Dark, so I included a picture of that as well. :)



But I couldn't stop there haha, so finally I added a hint of gold with H&M Golden Treasure. As you can see, the end result is a bit different than my usual zigzag manis, instead of repeating the zigzag shape with the third polish, I just did a chevron so lots of the darker blue stays visible. :-) I hope you guys like it! And thanks for reading. ^^



85 comments:

  1. Even though your nail are shorter than your usual, they're really cute! I love the colour choice in the design too.

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    1. Heehee, I do have to get used to them. But it's a lot easier to embrace them with nail art on them ^^ Thank you very much!

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  2. Our humble blog was one year old last week. Congrats and I hope you will delight us many more years with your talent.

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    1. Thanks so much!! And congratulations to you too! :-D

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    2. They look great!! Happy blogiversary!!

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  3. Happy blog-birthday! Your nails look gorgeous regardless of length :D

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  4. Pinned! ^_^ Congratulations on your year of blogging. I may have only been reading nail blogs for a month, but yours is one of the ones I went through the entire archive. Great stuff!

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  5. Happy Bloggiversary! I love your blog and your creations and looking forward another year :)

    Lucy from Lucy's Stash

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  6. gorgeous manicure! and congrats on 1 year anniversary! :)

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  7. Happy blog birthday! I really like those nails; the colors go great together! :)

    http://www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com/

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  8. Happy blog birthday :) love your nails, they are amazing xx

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  9. I had to chop mine to nubbies for same reason. :-( but I think some nail art looks super extra cute on short nails so I'm going to make the best of it. :-)

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  10. So pretty! Congrats on 1 yr anniversary! :)

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  11. Happy birthday to your blog!!!
    You have the BEST designs!!!!
    Hope you keep blogging for years!

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  12. wow your nails look amazing! happy one year birthday! :) xx

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  13. I love them this short! I could never do mine that neat :( love your blog, happy birthday !
    abbi,x

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  14. Embrace the nubbins Jane!!! They look great! Hehe, they look about the same length as my "long" nails! I have a feeling that the next tape manicure I do will be just like this one!

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  15. Happy Blog Birthday! Your blog is one of my favourites :) xx

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  16. Happy Blog Birthday! Thanks for sharing all your amazing designs over the past 12 months! x

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  17. Congrats. Only a year old and you've done so much!

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  18. Very pretty! Congrats on your one year :D

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  19. Gorgeous mani! The colors are perfect together. Love it!

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  20. ahhhwww how beautiful! I love it :) x

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  21. I love your short nails! You have great shape, short or long. And awesome nail art...I'm inspired to try a tape mani.

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  22. Happy blogiversary, keep rockin'! =D
    I really like this mani and I think your nubbins look great!

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  23. Congratulations on your blog birthday! Your nail designs are beautiful! Show times on my blog, where I copied the design clouds.

    1. http://moppis.blogspot.com/2012/02/nagellack-manikure-im-wolken-design.html
    2. http://moppis.blogspot.com/2012/02/nagellack-manikure-im-wolken-design-2.html

    Best regards!

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  24. Beautiful colors! I love the little added gold too!

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  25. Happy blog birthday!! What a cute design too! They're like little birthday crowns! :-D

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  26. This is a neat twist to your usual zig zag manis... I'm gonna have to try it myself sometime soon :)

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  27. congrats on the year....gorgeous mani!!

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  28. happy blog birthday! love all your nail looks, if only i had the patience to try them all!xo
    eeevc.blogspot.com

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  29. Congrats on keeping it up for 1 year! Btw, I just wanted to say that you are a freaking wizard with tape...I've tried so many times and something ALWAYS goes wrong!

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  30. Congrats!!! I just love your blog and your designs are always so awesome!!!

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  31. Congrats on one year! Your blog is one of my favorites :)

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  32. Happy Blog-Birthday Nailside! I'm going to be trying your free hand clouds later :)

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  33. Love the design. You are great at picking complementary colors!

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  34. I love the gold accent over the darker blues, so cool!

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  35. De tijd vliegt echt voorbij zeg! Echt gek om te bedenken dat ik je al super lang volg hihi! Mijn blog bestaat 3 april ook alweer een jaar!

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  36. I have barely started following your blog, and its really great. I really love the nails tutorials (I did the double lightning one yesterday and it came out amazing!)Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations on the blog! :)

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  37. Gefeliciteerd met je prachtig nail blog

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  38. I really like this mani! The colors are great together and Top Of Emotion is super pretty. Congrats on your blog birthday! That's awesome.

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  39. Congrats on your birthday!!! And I LOVE your mani! It's super amazing!

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  40. Congrats!!!! I LOVE your blog!

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  41. Wauw, gorgeous! Congratulations. :)

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  42. I havent been reading this blog for a year but ever since I've discovered this blog I've been in total amazement! I loveee your creativeness and have tired your tape mani :) I hope you do continue writing for years to come because you have a new fan. Congrats!

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  43. I love your blog, happy blog birthday!

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  44. Congrats!! Loving the mani :)

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  45. Great Nails and Great Blog! Congrats!

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  46. Happy BBday (Blogs Bday LOL )!!!

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  47. Happy Birthday! Your tutorials are fantastic. Thank you for the creative inspiration.

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  48. I like the design very much! Happy blog birthday! :-)

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  49. Gefeliciteeeeeeeeeeeerd!! Heb vandaag nog een nailart van je gemaakt (met linkje natuurlijk ^^)

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  50. Happy birthday, Nailside!

    And as always, a very nice design =D

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  51. I love this design! I wish I could get my tape manis to come out as perfect as yours. You're always an inspiration. Happy blog birthday!

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  52. Happy Blog Birthday! :)

    and I have finally done a cloud mani thanks to you, please check it out when you can!

    http://cacanails.blogspot.com/2012/03/nail-art-fluffy-cloud.html

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  53. Happy blogoversary!! I adore your blog! :)
    Lovely manicure you did!

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  54. Happy Blog Birthday! I love this design!

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  55. Happy blog birthday! I like the design more without the gold, it's gorgeous! That base colour is really pretty.

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  56. Happy birthday to your blog! Short nubs looks great on you as well!!!

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  57. Happy Blogiversary Jane! Here's to years and years more of nail designs to come!

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  58. Gefeliciflapstaart! ;p

    I hope you continue this blog for many more years! :)

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  59. I found your blog from a link posted on chalkboardnails.com. I loved the idea for taped nails, and wanted to see what you'd done. Fabulous! Now that I've had some time to experiment with the technique, I'd like to make a suggestion. Instead of using "scotch" tape, I've discovered medical tape is *much* better. Buy yourself a roll of translucent, tearable medical tape at the pharmacy (NOT the cloth medical tape!). It sticks far better, and is flexible so it will lie perfectly flat along the curve of your nail. I used a manicure stick to press it down flat along the free edge, and also to secure it tightly along the sides of the nail. I found that running the manicure stick along the free edge of the tape one more time right before applying the polish to each nail ensures no polish will seep under the edge. I'm thinking this tape might also work to make stencils using decorative punches, although I haven't tried this yet. Maybe you'd like to experiment. I would try laying down a strip of the medical tape on a piece of wax paper or parchment, punching out the design along the length, then cutting them apart,peeling each one off the paper, and applying it to the nail.

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  60. Great manicure! Happy blogaversary!

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  61. Hi!

    I just wanted to say I think your nail art is just divine! I have very recently started and draw inspiration from bloggers like you, I hope you don't mind me possibly trying your designs in future and blogging them..? You're awesome!

    Michelle xx

    http://nails-and-nonsense.blogspot.com/

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  62. COngratulations for you and your blog ^_^

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  63. Happy blogrthday! (That's a word, dangit.)
    Thanks for being one of my favourite nail blogs (blogs in general, really) and for being awesome. And hey. Wear that starry Kleancolor polish!

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  64. Happy blog birthday! Your blog is fabulous!

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  65. that is such a pretty design!!!!!!! happy blog birthday!

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  66. Happy first birthdayyyy! Hope u have much more to come!!

    xx

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  67. You come up with the most original designs using tape - this one is exceptional!

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  68. AWESOME STUFF U HAVE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

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  69. HAppy birthday AWESOME BLOG !!!! ^^ You're one of the coolest blog I konw, I love you ^^

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