ProcrastiNails: Throwback Thursday (Vol 1)

Throwback Thursday nail polish swatches and nail art

One of the things I want to work on this year is re-featuring some of the previous content I’ve created, whether that’s through recreations or looks back. It just seems like after things move off the first page or so they’re more or less forgotten (both by me and readers). That seems like such a waste!

To counteract that happening I’m going to be introducing periodic Throwback Thursday posts. Another bonus of doing posts like this is to remind myself how far I’ve come, since like most bloggers I can get into phases where I’m really critical of my work and need to take a step back to acknowledge and appreciate how far I’ve come.

So let’s get right into it! Today I have a selection of posts from Jan 2014 to share with you.

Jan 5, 2014
Swatch of Essie Lots of Lux blue textured glitter nail polish

The first swatch of 2014 was this lovely blue textured glitter from Essie. I don’t think I’ve actually used this polish since then – I really need to pull it out again because it’s gorgeous! Also wow I obviously knew nothing about white balance or colour correcting at this point in my blogging life. Haha.

Jan 7, 2014
Comparison nail art of China Glaze Fade Into Hue and Electric Beat clue creme nail polish

This mani I remember. I had wanted to do a comparison of China Glaze Fade Into Hue and Electric Beat and decided to do them with a split mani. I was surprised at how different they look side by side considering how similar they are in the bottle! Fingers still looking pretty lobster-y at this point, but my focus is pretty good.

Jan 14, 2014
Music stamping nail art with Sinful Colors distressed technique and Cheeky stamping

This was my first attempt at the distressed look, and I remember being so excited about how it turned out. I love the stamping too and think the accent design was perfect to compliment the riot of colours on my other nails. 🙂 The lobster is still with us, though this was the last time I used the white background!

Jan 21, 2014
Swatches of the Julep January 2014 Boudoir Collection

These were my some of the first pictures I took with my new light box (thanks mom and dad!) and black background. The Boudoir Collection is still to date my absolute favourite collection from Julep, and it remains the only time I upgraded to the full collection.

Jan 26, 2014
Swatch of OPI Push and Shove chrome nail polish

I was pretty excited when I picked up Push and Shove because it was my first true chrome polish. At the time most of the reviews I’d seen spoke about the visible brush strokes, but when I gave it a try I found that wasn’t a problem I had at all! Look how shiny and pretty!

This was a really fun post to put together, and you’ll definitely be seeing more of them in the future. 🙂 Even in the course of a month I can see some real changes in the quality of my pictures!

What do you think about the idea of throwback posts? Yay or Nay?

Thanks for visiting!