Simply Rins Turns 3

November 2012 marks the 3rd blogoversary of my nail art blog -- Simply Rins. And I can't believe it has been 3 years since I first published a post here. As you may know based on my About Me page, this online space started as a personal journal of my life. I was lost to what direction I wanted this blog to take. After more than a year, I finally found its purpose -- to share my passion for nail art. And so the journey began.

It has been a bumpy ride and there were times that I felt low on how some people treated me and my craft. But eventually I found myself in a community that supported me, that appreciated what I had to share, and that gave me the push I needed to just keep moving forward.

Since the beginning, this blog aims to give inspiration to nail art enthusiasts everywhere. The friendships that followed came as a surprise and I treasure each one of you that took time to read, to comment, to like, to share, and to send me wonderful messages of all sorts. I am deeply honored.

I decided to create a "I Love Simply Rins" nail art design to celebrate the blog's 3rd year anniversary.

I Love Simply Rins Nail Art Design
"I Love Simply Rins" Nail Art Design

I used Dazzle Dry White Lightning as base color and painted the hearts with red acrylic paint and a detailing nail art brush. Oh, and the letters appear perfect because I actually used letter transfers! It's hard to paint letters on nails and figured the transfers would work really well. And since I used the Dazzle Dry nail system that dries a manicure rock hard in approximately 5 minutes, I had no problems using the letter transfers. ;)

I Love Simply Rins Nail Art Design

I thought my nails looked like a shirt after I painted this design.

This blogoversary nail art is personal to me because I now have a deeper relationship with my blog. We are in love. WHAT?!? What I meant to say is that I've grown to love Simply Rins and its loving me back in a lot of ways.

My blog wish this year is to reach out to more people and I hope you could help me by ...
  • sharing this post or any of the "I Love Simply Rins" nail art photos
  • and by completing this line -- "I love Simply Rins because ___" -- as caption

I hope you could share with me your answers. I would love to share them on our Facebook page -- -- and on twitter -- @simplyrins! :)

P.S. I'm trying to organize a nail art contest that would be open to both local and international readers of Simply Rins. I'm still finalizing the prizes and hopefully will be able to get sponsors for additional loot! Stay tuned!


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  1. Happy Blogoversary!!!!

  2. Congratulations. I love Simply Rins because her work is so precisely and original.

  3. I wish you happy 3rd blogoversary and many, many successful years to come! :-)
    I love Simply Rins because her work is beautiful, original and artistic! :-)

  4. Happy Birthday, Rina!!! <3

  5. Your blog is a huge source of inspiration to me. Thank you for all the dedication and hard work you put in to making this blog what it is.

    Congratulations! <3 Best wishes for many more years to come.

  6. Yay! Happy Birthday Simple Rin!

  7. Your mani is so cute!! Happy blogaversary!

  8. Thank you all very much for the greeting.
    I love you all. :)

  9. Happy blogoversary Rins! I really love your designs, actually i copied some of them and i'm glad with the result. Hope to continue inspire people by sharing your designs. You're such a great nail artist. Two thumbs up for you! :)
    Thanks and more power!

    1. Thank you for this. And I'm happy that you find inspiration from my nail designs. Perhaps you can send me some of your work so I could share them here or on Facebook. :)