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Let's take a walk down memory lane

I thought we could take a little stroll today through my polish obsession progression.
(Yes that means I was so busy that I have yet to do my nails)
So let's start this little journey with one of my first NOTD's from MUA
Warning it's a mess
Oh my poor cuticles that cannot get any moisture under the polish coated on them.
The oval shape that I wore for most of my life because that's how they grew and I never thought that I could just change it. lol

Fancy nail art. :O
And my dehydrated cuticles, still hadn't learned.

Starting to try to change the shape.

Ahhh...my cuticle have moisture and air and Froggy says hi!

My first Nfu-oh flakie isn't she sexy!
#49
Yeah she thought is was her first too....WRONG!
I need to wear this again it is the only glitter worth the trouble of removing!
Hugs to Wixbetty!

Ibet some of you remember this. I'll do it again someday.

There is nothing prettier than blood spatter on holo nails!
I hope you enjoyed seeing where I started and proof that I have actually learned a lot and continue to do so.

What have you learned to take better care of your nails that you didn't know when you started your love of polish?

51 comments:

  1. Im still trying to get better at moisturizing and pushing back my cuticles/cuticle remover stuff. Im finally getting the hang of the push and fan the polish towards the cuticle thing and cleanup is finally getting better :)

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  2. I certainly am not as sloppy as I used to be. I don't have to clean up as much, and my polish looks neater. I learned a lot from the nail board on MUA as well. I love CND Cuticle Eraser to keep my cuticles looking good, but lately they've been a bit cruddy no matter what I do. I think I'll try some other MUA favorites for that. I also learned the value of good base coat and fast drying top coat.

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  3. Kirsten (The Dutch Nail Blog)March 29, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    I've learned that cuticle oil actually dries my nails instead of moisturising them and were actually the cause of my breaking nails so I'm staying miles away from that now.
    Thick, rich creams work much better for me.

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  4. Skulda - http://skuldasclaws.blogspot.comMarch 29, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    We all gotta start somewhere! *hides cuticles*

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  5. I don't see any mess on your first picture. Your nails are gorgeous!! They have grown alot. I learned to moisturize my cuticles everyday and to keep my crystal file with me at all times. When I use to get snags on the sides of my nails I use to just peel the nail off now since I'm moisturizing every day no more problems with snags. ;)

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  6. Your nails have come a long way! I DIG the black and red glitter manicure. :) I don't do my nails, but I love looking at everyone else purty pics! ;)

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  7. Come on over lovie I'll give you a manicure, I have plenty of polish to choose from! :-D

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  8. I'm a perfectionist so I always see my goofs.
    The baby was still little so i kept my nails filed shorter so I didn't scratch her by accident.

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  9. *hands mango mend*

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  10. It's always nice to figure out what works for you.

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  11. Have you tried plain coconut oil? works great.

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  12. Watch my tutorial on my polish technique it might help.
    I think your nails are looking great!

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  13. I kinda dig the shorter nails :D and I loooooooove the blood spatter on the holo, its pretty much the coolest thing ever.

    My first memory of nail polish was this metallic light green polish I got for my 5th birthday, I loved it to pieces! I'm generally pretty crap with my nails though, they peel, my cuticles need moisture, and I leave my nailpolish on all chipped until it all comes off XD

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  14. I love the very top picture and the very last picture.

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  15. Oooooooo, I can't wait for another Coffin mani!!!!!

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  16. Ah this makes me feel better! Really cool post idea thanks.

    Like you, I've learned to take better care of my cuticles. They used to be fried!

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  17. Your nails are gorgeous! A nice little trip down memory lane =D

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  18. I love AAAALLLL these colours! Apart from, maybe the second (I do not really like pinks) but all of them look gorgeous on You!

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  19. i love the blood splatter -manicure *thinks of true blood and wonders how long it'll take 'till my nubbins are as long as yours*

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  20. What fun to see the evolution of your nails!

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  21. It's kind of scary

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  22. I love that mani too.

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  23. Funny thing is until a few months ago I didn't like pinks either. I totaly blame Flinty from Polish or perish! :)

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  24. My cuticle still get dry in winter, so I have a parafin bath now and it has really helped.

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  25. It was cool looking but man removal was a pain.

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  26. Nooooooo.....No chippies! lol My oldest is the same. She'll polish once a month and just let it chip all to crap. I get a tiny chip and it's gotta go.
    :-P

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  27. I LOVE them ALL!!!!

    And I'm proud to say i remember that lubu mani! SEXY!

    this was tons of fun!!!

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  28. "There is nothing prettier than blood spatter on holo nails!"

    I think it's comments like this that makes me love your blog.

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  29. It was really interesting to see how your nails have changed over time. I totally enjoyed going through this post. As for me, I'm still learning about proper nail care. Lots to learn still. :P

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  30. Lovely seeing all these, you're brilliant at nail art! I am trying my best to keep my nails polished all the time because it helps me stop biting my cuticles.

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  31. Love seeing how much your nails changes! Gives me hope mine will grow!

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  32. HAHAHAHAHA! This made me take a trip down memory lane, that's for sure. My obsession started with a compulsion to MASTER polishing. For the life of me, I couldn't polish my nails without bubbles! hahahaha! I was putting my polish in the freezer, rolling the bottles between my palms for mixing, waiting an hour in between coats. It was crazy! But with anything else, practice makes perfect. Thanx for the reminder (and a seriously helpful blog). This was fun! :)

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  33. I love the blood splattered nails, awesome!

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  34. speechchick25@yahoo.comMarch 30, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    love the nails. come check out my blog shizz that chicks like. I like your style. =- :* 8-)

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  35. I used to do my nails out of necessity, not pleasure. Oh, the horror, huh? I would paint them once a week(!!!), with the same color(Merlot from Love My Nails, which I still like). I used to just GLOP the polish on too(I don't wanna name names, but Crystal Polish is guilty of this too). It would get everywhere, on my cuticles, under the tips, ugh. And I didn't use base coat either- my nails were stained ORANGE! I would file them down with a big rough file(I cringe at the thought now). I now use basecoat, a crystal file, and I do my nails every day. I am now such a careful polisher that I often don't even need to do any cleanup, and my gaps are near-perfect now. No more colored cuticles :)

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  36. Fantasitc Nails!!! Super Creative....wish I had more of that talents...I just paint them ;)

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  37. Sorry if you've already answered this in the comments, there's just too many for me to read at the moment, but how did you do the blood splatter?

    I was the same way about not knowing to change my nail shape, getting polish on my cuticles (When I did that I always wondered why it ended up looking ugly, never even thought to not put it on the cuticles), taking care of cuticles and so on. I always used top coat and base coat. It's fun to think how stupid we were back then.

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  38. The spatter is from the Hot topic fauxnad image plates. But konad does a splat image as well.

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  39. tp://originail.overblog.com/October 22, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    <span>Love your blog!!!!
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  40. tp://originail.overblog.com/October 22, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    <span>Love your blog!!!!
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  41. <span>Love your blog!!!!
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  42. Fantasitc Nails!!! Super Creative....wish I had more of that talents...I just paint them ;)

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  43. My cuticle still get dry in winter, so I have a parafin bath now and it has really helped.

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  44. I kinda dig the shorter nails :D and I loooooooove the blood spatter on the holo, its pretty much the coolest thing ever.

    My first memory of nail polish was this metallic light green polish I got for my 5th birthday, I loved it to pieces! I'm generally pretty crap with my nails though, they peel, my cuticles need moisture, and I leave my nailpolish on all chipped until it all comes off XD

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  45. I love the very top picture and the very last picture.

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  46. Nooooooo.....No chippies! lol My oldest is the same. She'll polish once a month and just let it chip all to crap. I get a tiny chip and it's gotta go.
    :-P

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  47. "There is nothing prettier than blood spatter on holo nails!"

    I think it's comments like this that makes me love your blog.

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