The One With the Favorites of 2018!

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Hey polished world!!!  As promised, here is the 2018 year in review!!  As I said in my last post, I'm shocked that we are in 2019.  I feel that it was just yesterday that I was posting the 2017 favorites!  So here I am, starting 2019 off right, one manicure post, and now my two review posts.  Maybe this means this year I'll post on time and have a more consistent schedule.

I went through all my Monthly Mani Fav posts to figure out which were my favorite for the year, and I'm not going to lie, it was rather tough decision to make.  It came down to two each month, and I ended up sending those posts to my friend who made the final selection.  Each time she picked the one I was leaning towards to be my favorite.

Without further ado, let's take a look at my favorite manicures of 2018!!  Starting with the top left and going around clockwise.


  • The One With ORLY Bling - I love ORLY Bling, but I hate the removal process, so we will never see a re-creation of this design using this base.  This look is amazing because of the 90s/Saved By The Bell vibe it has.
  • The One With the Valentine's Day Nail Art - I remember when I did this manicure on my nails and I wasn't too fond of it because it took forever to do.  It's weird that I feel like it was just yesterday.  Regardless, after photographing the design, I loved the cartoon look it had to it.
  • The One With the Interlocking Dot Manicure - I think I had an interlocking design on my 2017 favorites.  How can you go wrong with mint and black?  I guess it's that time of the year for me to re-create an interlocking design!
  • The One With the Pastel Paint Drip Manicure - A fun pastel sponge design with the black paint drip design!  I love paint drip manicures and I don't do them nearly enough.
  • The One With the Abstract Dry Brush Manicure - This color combination is one of my favorites from the year.  Of course I was inspired by another blogger because I'm not that creative to come up with fun color combinations.
  • The One With the Daisies and ORLY Blue Suede - This is one of my favorite ORLY polishes, and that says a lot seeing as I love all my ORLY's.  Of course, daisies made the list....I only did about 10 daisy designs this year.
  • The One With the Dainty Dot Flower - If I had to pick my favorite from the year, it would be this manicure.  I love the vintage floral design.  It reminds me of an old tea cup my great grandmother would have.
  • The One With the China Glaze Palm Trees - ahhhh Summer.  I have a love hate relationship with summer.  I love the sunshine and warmth, but hate the humidity and long days.  Yes, I'm weird, get over it.  But I do love this palm tree design.
  • The One With the Last Summer-y Palm Tree Manicure - Yes, two palm tree designs in a row, but I loved this one so much.  It's the design I wore to the Brett Eldredge concert which was my end of summer show.  Can I just go back to that day, please?
  • The One With the Spooky Spider Web Manicure - My favorite Halloween design.  The sponged white over the top of the holographic grey....ahhhh loved it.
  • The One With the Pure Ice Floral Manicure - Love this Pure Ice polish and the dainty floral nail art.  Weird how I can remember the manicure I did in February, but not the one in November.  I totally forgot about this beauty.
  • The One With the Christmas-y Looking Roses - My favorite rose manicure that I've ever created.  This manicure to me shows me how much I've grown as a nail artist just by looking at the detail in my itty bitty roses.
What do you think?  Any of these your favorite???

I cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store for me and this blog!!!!

Until next time, <3.


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