Like last year, instead of choosing my favorite polishes (because there were a lot!) and singling out brands, I like to focus on looking back at my nail art of the year. I tried to get it down to 17 and I was pretty close! Or not. But cheers to my last post of 2017. I hope you had an excellent year!
|Favorite Nail Art of 2017 by Ehmkay Nails|
I'm going in chronological order, starting from last January. Everything is linked, so you can head to each specific post for polishes, techniques, promo codes, and more! I also excluded all my Pusheen manicures, since you can see them in my Pusheen Calendar Round-Up.
Welcome to 2017 Art. Sparkles and glitter and gold! In love!
|Welcome to 2017 Art|
Stella Chroma Impossible Girl with Stamping. Impossible Girl is easily one of my favorite polishes ever and I just loved the simplicity of the stamping over the multichrome base.
|Stella Chroma Impossible Girl with Stamping|
Peanut Butter and Jelly Nail Art: Oh my goodness, this made me squee! I did a bunch of cutesy Valentine's Day art this year and loved all the cheese.
|Peanut Butter and Jelly Nail Art|
Moon Hugging the Sky Nail Art: This was another cutest manicure, but it was so adorable.
|Moon Hugging the Sky Nail Art|
Winter in Spring Nail Art: This was inspired by a Paint Nite painting. I just love browsing that site for inspiration.
|Winter in Spring Nail Art|
Easter Pastel Dotticure: Sometimes the simplest art becomes my most favorite. I loved how easy these were but so sweet looking. Perfect for Easter.
|Easter Pastel Dotticure|
Unicorn Nail Art: This was my first time successfully reverse stamping! It was so fun to do. This is actually one of my most liked photos on Instagram too!
|Unicorn Nail Art|
KBShimmer Neon Floral Nail Art: This is what I wore to Polish Con NYC which seems like forever ago! I loved the ease of this nail art and did it in a few colors!
|KBShimmer Neon Floral Nail Art|
Inspired by a Tissue Box Nail Art: I really find the most random inspirations, and this one was a tissue box. The design was weird and I loved it!
|Inspired by a Tissue Box Nail Art|
Pastel Neon Tie-Dye: My birthday nail art! And my post for my fifth blogging anniversary. I love pastel neons and I thought this manicure was super fun!
|Pastel Neon Tie-Dye|
Gold Leaf Striping: Sometimes, the easiest manicures are the best. I really loved how striking this was. All it was, was tearing pieces of gold leaf!
|Gold Leaf Striping|
Reverse Stamping with Cats: Once I figured out how to reverse stamp LOL, I couldn't stop. This cat plate was totally ridiculous, which means it was perfect.
|Reverse Stamping with Cats|
Multichrome Gradient with Stamping: Well, this was love, for obvious reasons. I need to gradient multichromes more in my life!
|Multichrome Gradient with Stamping|
Dots on Dots Dotticure: This was just an insane dotticure. So many dots. I love it.
|Dots on Dots Dotticure|
Neon Leopard: I believe this was my first manicure of my semester, and my students were like whatttt is on her nails? Neon and leopard. YES.
Homer Simpson Donut Manicure: This was for my boyfriend's birthday. I baked him an epic Homer Simpson birthday cake (really, it was awesome). I coordinated my nails with the mini pink donuts I made and put around the cake. I'm extra.
|Homer Simpson Donut Manicure|
This month was difficult since I did about 20 nail arts between my Halloween challenge and just the month in general. So definitely browse that month for more art.
Autumn Branches: I'm always trying to think of new ways to use nail art glitter!
Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin Nail Art: Sometimes, I surprise myself. I absolutely was floored with how these came out!
|Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin Nail Art|
Hocus Pocus Spell Book Nail Art: I also loved the end result of this. I like this it's a little fan fiction-y and not too obvious!
|Hocus Pocus Spell Book Nail Art|
Acorn Reverse Stamping: This was another of my top posts on Instagram. I think for good reason. It also took me forever to do and scarred me a little lol.
|Acorn Reverse Stamping|
Autumn Trees in Winter: I sort of have a theme going on! I just realized I did winter into spring nail art inspired by a Paint Nite painting and autumn into winter based on Paint Nite. I like this theme!
|Autumn Trees in Winter|
|Winter Wonderland Nail Art|
Charlie Brown Christmas Nail Art: I was so happy with my Halloween look, that I wanted to do a Christmas look. This is more wintry, but I love it all the same!
|Charlie Brown Christmas Nail Art|
I won't lie. I had to remove at least 10 nail arts from the initial list I made, and then kept making cuts. I did a lot of nail art this year, and I'm proud of that! Which ones did you love?
Thanks so much for sticking around my little blog. I made a goal in January to try to do 20 posts a month, and I went very much beyond that and that's because I loved sharing nail polish and art with you! See you in 2018!
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