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Painted Fingertips is 5! 5 Custom Polishes and a GIVEAWAY!

Painted Fingertips | 5 year celebration - custom polishes and giveaway!

Hi everyone!

Yesterday, I celebrated 5 years of blogging over here at Painted Fingertips. I needed a little extra time to get this post together, but here it is: to celebrate 5 years of sharing my love for nail polish and nail art with you, I am giving away 5 custom made nail polishes! A few months ago, as I realised I was coming up on my 5th blogging anniversary, I decided that I wanted to do something extra special. Aside from sharing my top nail art looks of the year, I decided to celebrate each of the past 5 years with a special polish. I contacted 5 of my favourite brands and commissioned custom polishes for the celebration! I also decided that I wanted to share the celebrations with you, by doing a giveaway. Keep reading to enter the giveaway! (more…)

5 Years of Painted Fingertips | Top 10 Nail Art Looks

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Hi everyone!

On Wednesday, Painted Fingertips is turning 5! Over the past 3 years, for each blog birthday, I’ve shared my top 10 nail art looks from the preceding year to celebrate my blogging anniversary. This year, I have something else to celebrate the actual day. I’ll give you a hint – it involves 5 very special polishes, and a giveaway, so be sure to check back then! I still wanted to share my top 10 looks from the past year as well – and it seems appropriate to have a little more celebration after 5 years of blogging. On my first blogging anniversary, I shared how I had improved in one year. After that, to celebrate two years, three years, and four years, I shared my top 10 looks from the preceding year. I always enjoy looking back on those posts!

It’s become a bit of a tradition to include a little life update each year in this post, so if you’re only here for nails, scroll down to see my top 10! (more…)

Painted Fingertips is 3!

Painted Fingertips | Top 10 nail arts from my third year of blogging

Happy Birthday to Painted Fingertips!

Scroll down for the good stuff if you aren’t interesting in some reading and reminiscing!

That’s right – today 3 years ago I made my very first post on this blog. At the time, I had no idea I’d still be going 3 years and over 500 posts later – and now, I hope I keep it up for many more years to come! I love my blog, my nail art, and my interaction with all of you. My first post ever in 2013 was something that I was very proud of at the time. I was brand new to both blogging and nail art. I thought the nail art I did was brilliant – now it seems not very exciting. I didn’t know how to clean up, pose my hand, or take a good picture. But you know what’s amazing? That was okay! We all start somewhere and despite the fact I could immediately see that I needed to work on those things, I still loved and was proud of what I was doing. I’ve been happy to see how many people can be really supportive – so go ahead and share your work, even if you’re concerned it’s not as good as others. (more…)

Painted Fingertips is 2!

Painted Fingertips | Top 10 nail art looks of the year

Hi everyone!

It’s official! Exactly two years ago today I published my very first post here on Painted Fingertips. If you’re not interested in a lot of reading, skip ahead and see my top 10 looks of the year! Last year this time, I did a post showing the same nail design I’d done in my first post to show you how I’d improved. Proof that anyone can do nail art! I also started my Water Marble Wednesday series, in which I posted no less than 33 water marbles! I had a great time doing them and I came up with all sorts of things, including little bees, mummies for Halloween, a rainy day and a woodgrain, a gradient, candy canes, a christmas tree, a spiderweb, and of course some good old marbled swirls. Over the past couple of months I’ve struggled to come up with new ideas for the series, so I’ll be retiring it now. That doesn’t mean I won’t post water marbles any more – I’ll even probably still post them on Wednesdays – but I’m not going to try to do a water marble each week when I don’t have a fresh idea for one any more. (more…)