Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mommy bids 2013 farewell

Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived. We ushered it in with champagne and sparkling cider with our sweet babies (one of my babies is up to my shoulders though!).

I did a best of last year so I thought I'd do the same here. First up is my New Year's mani:

I saw this look on Instagram by The Nail Polish Challenge. So simple but not something I had thought of. She calls it grungy french. I call it awesome. Both are adequate descriptions.

I created my look with Revlon Royal and the tips are done in Zoya Ziv.

Onto the 2013 year in review! First up in my New Year's post from last year I made this prediction:

"I think the big thing this coming year is going to be playing with finishes. We're seeing more collections releasing the bumpy textures (Liquid Sand by OPI and Pixie Dust by Zoya - one has to wonder if China Glaze is planning to climb aboard). I wonder how this trend will translate into drugstore brands...This is by no means a new trend (look up Pebble Beach by Cherimoya) but it's finally catching."

Nailed it! We saw Chine Glaze come on board with the concrete look *shudders* and Julie G AND Sally Hansen with their sugar lines. Julep surprised us with sea salt textures too.

Now for Mommy's best of for 2013:

It was a great year. I got to do a few reviews, but decided I didn't want my blog to become a review based blog. I became gradient obsessed and that remains a focal point for me. Things got scarce and simple towards the end of the year as I took a job. I ran a couple of 5k's, got to do some traveling, enjoyed friends and family, and rocked fun nail trends.

Onto my prediction for 2014. This year I'm thinking we'll be seeing a lot of neutral and classic shades being revamped and re imagined. I think textures is going to carry into this year with nail art boasting lots of combinations of contrasting textures. I'm seeing several lines already toying with satin and silk finishes and emphasizing more high gloss creme finishes so I'm expecting to see that hit a high. Duochromes are going to make a big splash this year as indies push the envelope. Maybe duochromes with glitters? Sky's the limit!


  1. Great manicure! I saw Kelli do it and want to try it myself now :)

    1. Definitely try it out! I was so shocked at how easy it was to do.

  2. Ooooh puuurrty, I like the blue and gold together, really cute!

    1. Thank you so very much though that color combination can be attributed to Kelli at The Nail Polish Challenge. She's genius isn't she ;)