10 - Counting Sheep Nail Art Design
10. Nail Art: Counting Sheep
I was actually surprised when this design made it to the top 10 because until I reviewed the designs for this blog post, I thought that this is just a personal favorite. Yes, it remains to be one of my designs that I love. Well, probably because I am nocturnal and I can relate to it very much. Surprisingly, I realized that a lot of you really appreciated this design.
09 - Bunch of Flowers Nail Art Design
09. Nail Art: Bunch of Flowers
Overtaking the Counting Sheep is a nail design on flowers! This nail art has been recreated by many nail art enthusiasts using different color palettes. It is well-loved vintage design and I'm happy that my version was loved by many, too. This is also personally memorable. I wore this during a casual business meeting that was sort of disappointing in the end.
08 -- Rose Buds Nail Art Design
08. Nail Art: Rose Buds
The 8th spot goes to a nail design that was particularly challenging for me to paint. But I loved it and I'm happy that it received a lot of wonderful comments. At the time I was thinking about making this design, I really wasn't good with painting roses. And that actually made me decide to paint rose buds instead. I was proud of the results and eventually, I made a tutorial (view here) to answer requests.
07 - Tribal Nail Art Design
07. Nail Art: Tribal
A colorful nail art made it to the 7th slot. This has been one of my nail designs that I really enjoyed doing even if it was a little difficult to come up with unique patterns for each nail. I'm thankful that this is one of the aztec/tribal nails that has been liked and shared online. And surprisingly, some of my guy friends particularly liked this!
06 - Night Before Christmas Nail Art Design
06. Nail Art Tutorial: Night Before Christmas
Compared to 2011, I only a few Christmas inspired nail art during 2012. My dream to experience snow during the holidays inspired me to create this Christmas nail art and with a video tutorial that I had time to create. I received a few emails from other nail artists that recreated this design and I am thankful that they were inspired to do this.
05 - Blue Wave Nail Art Design
05. Nail Art: Blue Wave
This design had a controversial title. Well, simply because it looked like a close-up of roses when I finished. But initially, my idea is to come up with an ombre manicure with ripples, sort of like waves. I guess how a certain nail design may look differently depending on how a person will look at it. I remember wearing this design for about week, which is usually my indication that I really like it. This is also a favorite among nail artists who were looking for inspiration for the next nail art.
04 - Black Cats Galore Nail Art Design
04. Nail Art: Black Cats Galore
Black cats ruled the no.4 spot on our top 10 list for 2012. Who would have thought, right? I wasn't into yellow polish since I've discovered Dazzle Dry Sahara because I didn't know if I could pull off wearing such an attractive color. I was trying to come up with a fun mani for Halloween when I decided to paint my nails with black cats. This nail art has inspired some of you to recreate it and I appreciate those that let informed me.
03 - Dripping Rainbow Nail Art Design
03. Nail Art Tutorial: Dripping Rainbow
Our 3rd placer goes to another colorful nail art design. I made it as a tribute to a friend who is the epitome of cheerfulness. She has been asking me to do a rainbow nail art for ages and I think it suited her personality well. It received a lot of raves over Pinterest and I'm glad that it did because I really liked how this design turned out. It looks complicated at first but it is actually quite easy to do. If you're interested, follow the link and you'll find a video tutorial at the bottom of the post.
02 - Heart Patches Nail Art Design
02. Nail Art Tutorial: Heart Patches
The first runners up goes to a Valentine's nail art that I called Heart Patches. From all my nail designs, I received the most requests to create a video tutorial for this. The idea for this came to me when I was thinking how to express a broken heart to my nails without looking so sad. I thought painting heart patches would do the trick. I even used a non-traditional color for it. And as I write this post, I realized that those designs that are personal to me becomes the more popular ones. I guess when the heart is involved in anything, it really stands out.
And our topnotcher goes to ...
01 - Porcelain Look Nail Art Design
01. Nail Art: Porcelain Look
IKR?! This simple design have more than 15,000 shares on Pinterest alone. Truly, a simple design of having just an accent nail can be beautiful. I wore this when I attended the Miss World Philippines 2012 and I wanted something elegant to match my blue dress. I also didn't have much time so I only painted 2 accent nails. It looked like porcelain so I named it such. This look is my no.1 nail art design for 2012.
There you go! Was there a nail design you saw in my blog that you think should be included in the list? Do you have a different no.1?
Cheers to more nail art designs for 2013!