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Thursday, 5 February 2015

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!

26 comments:

  1. Lots of Lux is gorgeous! I vote yay on these posts!

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  2. YAAAAAAAY ! Such a great idea ! Me too, it makes me remember that I should try again such technique or such polish.

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  3. So fun to go back in time so to speak! I didn't become serious with blogging until around April so I can't do that yet haha

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    1. I know that feeling! I remember wanting to do something like a couple of years ago but needing to wait, too. If you started in April that would be cool though, you could commemorate your first serious year that way! :)

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  4. I love your grunge music nails! Those are totally something that I would rock. I should do some type of post like this, I've got some really cute post that deserve some more love since my audience has grown.

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    1. Thank you! I think I need to do a recreation of those ones because they were so fun! And you should def do a flashback post, I think they're really great ways to show new readers things they missed. :)

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  5. I've been wanting to do this with a recreation. Maybe we can do a collabo soon!

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    1. That would be fun! :) I'm totally down!

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  6. I really love the idea of throwback posts! I was thinking yesterday that I'm going to do some TBT posts, but a little differently. I'm going to MAKE myself go through my drawers and pull out some older polishes that I've worn before or were older releases that are collecting dust. Like, for instance, I've had Essie Lots of Lux since it came out and it's still untried...and now you've reminded me! And it's so pretty! <3

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  7. The Julep polishes are beautiful! I love Julep but I have skipped every month for about 6 or 7 months in a row. I really like your idea of throwback posts.

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  8. Love the idea for a throwback post. This was fun to see.

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  9. You've definitely come a long way in a year but I also think it's important to remember you were doing quality nails this time last year as well.

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    1. Thank you, that's really encouraging to hear. :)

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  10. I vote yay, I have my weekly post where I look back at the past week but a year earlier - it's so much rediscovering things you loved (or hated) and polishes that need to be used again ;-).

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    1. Yes, your weekly series was one of the ones that inspired me to put this together! :D

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  11. Your swatch of Push and Shove is beautiful! And I loooooove your grungy music nails!

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  12. such a fun feature! I love the idea of TBT :)

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  13. Ohh, these kinds of posts are always so fun!! You've improved so much since last year! (:

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  14. Definatey YAY!!! I love reading this post. Cool idea. I might steal it ? :D

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  15. This is such an excellent idea!!! Great post and I'm so jealous of how great Push and Shove looks on you!! It applied like a hot mess on me!

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Thanks for your comments! Even if I don't get a chance to reply I read and appreciate each and every one of them!! <3