The Post-It Queen

11:59:00 PM

No nails, just a talking, tl;dr post. :)

I always have a million manicure ideas running through my head, but when I sit down to actually paint my nails, I can't remember any of them.  Enter today the post-it note.  This was the first time that I've actually written/drawn out my ideas ahead of time.  Usually when I sit down to do a mani, I paint test swatches on a paper plate.

Time after time I just frustrate myself doing so.  I sit waiting for my test swatches to dry, and in the end I get too exhausted and do not feel like painting my nails.  Or my all time favorite, I paint a full manicure on, and then look at it, absolutely hate it, and immediately take it off.  Not only am I wasting my polish by doing this, I'm wasting my time, energy, and nail polish remover.  Then I look at the clock and it's 1am and I have naked nails.

tToday while I was bored at work, I started doodling random designs with a Sharpie on post-it notes.  After a few random swirls, hearts, and stars, I thought to myself  "I should totally draw out some mani ideas!"  Once that started, I was unstoppable.  And the result.....


Can we tell I just learned how to watermark.  lol.  I wanted to watermark because these are my ideas, and while they are a crappy cell phone picture, I didn't want them surfacing the web with no credit to my lil ol' self.  Selfish?  Possibly, but it bothers me when people steal without giving credit.  Like my post tomorrow, totally a cutepolish mani, and she will be getting her credit.  Seriously, love that cutepolish girl whoever she is.

I'm off on a tangent, my bad.  

As you can see, I went crazy, Easter ideas, Sesame Street nails thanks to @Inkyinkgirls on Twitter, clouds/sky thanks to my ring finger of my Spring Flower nails, bugs, and more flowers.  I cannot wait to try all these out on my nails.  I'm super excited for Easter week to try all the different ideas.  May have to start a bit earlier than the exact week of. 

The brightly colored post-its were amazing to create little ideas on.  @kristenbailey77 nicknamed me "The Post-It Queen" earlier, thus the title for this post.  I embrace it, but I may steal @MissMeganails idea and make a nail art binder.  If you ladies ever have any nail art inspiration for your own nails, seriously, write it down!!! It made everything so much easier!!!!

Quick Thanks:

While I am rambling, I would like to say thank you to all my new followers on my blog and my Twitter.  I am so happy that I decided to start blogging a little over a month ago.  The support from those who I have connected with is amazing.  It inspires me to paint my nails more, grow my collection, and just be an overall polish addict.  This week I hit 1,000 page views, and while that is a small thing for some, it's huge to me.  I never thought that my nail art would be liked by anyone or that my blog would ever have an audience.  It's just so amazing to me.  I read @PolishPixelle's post on her blog about 5,000 page views, and I could totally relate to her post.  It's beyond awesome and I cannot wait to see how big my little blog grows.  Contests? Giveaways? Who knows, it could happen.  As I stated in my first post, I was inspired by so many nail art sites, and I hope that I can inspire some girls out there as well.

Ideas:

I'm always looking for new manicure ideas.  If you have any, feel free to comment on the Mani Ideas page. 

TL:DR

Summary: 
  • I doodled a bunch of mani ideas on post-it's.  I'm now the post-it queen.  
  • If you have your own ideas that you want to personally try, seriously draw them out...so much easier. 
  •  If you have any ideas of nail art you want me to try, comment on my Mani Ideas page.  
  • Thank you all for your continued support of my blog and nail art :) 
Have a good night and thanks again!!! I'm off to paint my nails :)

You Might Also Like

3 comments

  1. Love it! So glad I connected with you and enjoy following your blog and your success! Xo

    ReplyDelete
  2. If you're the queen I'm definitely the princess. I can't walk into an office supply store without practically having to drag myself past the post-its so I don't buy them all. I bought a HUGE pack at costco forever ago and I still haven't used them all but I just obsessively love post-its. :) And I draw my nail designs out, too. Usually in my journal. I keep all these ideas, and then NEVER do them. Seriously, I think I've done like 2 out of whoknowshowmany that I've drawn out. o.O

    I'm really glad you followed me on Twitter so I could find your blog. I love meeting new bloggers. They're my favorite. :) I wanna connect with everyone and find a clique to come up with and be the new wave of elite nail bloggers. ;p Big dreams. ;)

    ReplyDelete

Oh how I love reading all of your comments! I truly appreciate each and every single one!