Looking back towards the beginning of the year one thing stands out, my nails are long gosh they were long , I wish I could remember what I did to get them that length, anyways first up I have my favourite British Brands of which two stood out this year!
W7 had a great start to the year with the release of their Metallic collection , all of them were named after a planet and most of them were Duo chromes the one Shown in the picture above is is of Venus which was one of my favourites out of the collection although all of them were lovely. We also got the fabulous collection of Glitters that were dupes for the Nail Inc sprinkles collection but apart from that W7 haven't brought anything else out here is hoping for more next year!
Next we have Barry M, well I don't have anything negative to say about this brand, every polish I have bought has been great to apply and the range of colours that they release are yummy! My favourite collection by Barry M this year was the Gellys apart from them being absolutely juicy in appearance they are fantastic for Stamping with, May The Barry and his M's continue to knock out these fabulous gems.
This year I also stepped up with the stamping and nail art on the blog, I am still learning but I think I may be getting better at both. This year I joined a couple of groups on Facebook to challenge both of the stamping and nail art skills. Adventures in Stamping have a weekly Sunday stamping Challenge of which the top two mani's are from and the other group is Crumpets Nail tarts of which Sat- ART -Day sets a challenge for your freehand skills and the two bottom manis are from.
This year I went away to Ibiza for a couple of weeks and wondered what I could do with the blog, so I sent out emails asking if some of my fellow bloggers could help out and I was amazed and still am at the response I got , i received some wonderful posts to share with you all while I was away , if you want check them out just click on May and scroll through them.
When I returned it was time to embark on my first challenge of which I came up with! I was joined by some wonderful ladies and between us came up with some superb mani's here are my Superheros and Villains posts!
|Green Goblin , Poison Ivy, Cruella De Ville , Maleficent|
|Wolverine, Wonder Women , Esmeralda, Tinkerbell|
|Flowers , Black and White, Inspired by a Song , Inspired by a Movie , Inspired by Fashion, Delicate|
|Pearly Kings and Queens, Bronze silver Gold, Olympic Rings, Union Jack|
There has been a lot of new brands that I have come across this year , new to me anyway! I have quite a few blogs that I visit to get ideas for nail art and stamping and every now and then I come across a brand that catches my eye and this Brand made an impact on me it is one of my fav's just a shame it is over the pond and with Royal Mail changing there postage rules and regulations I may not get to purchase them next year , so I will cherish what I do have. So here are some of my favourites that I have bought so far. Oh the brand is of course Cult Nails.
|Time Traveler, Enigmatic and Seduction, Annalicious and Coveted|
|Sally, Day of the Dead, Christmas Skittlette|
So there you have it my favourite mani's that I have done over the last twelve months. And heres too another mani filled twelve months, before I go here is the most popular post on my blog for you!
With over 720 views this is the most popular post at Northern Nails and it was also on my favourite list, there is a reason she is my favourite little lady!