Let's start with the pics I took today. Ray of Light is a beautiful indigo jelly with flakies that shift from pink through yellow to green. This is two coats, but I probably could have done with a third. (I'm just too impatient, heh.)
|Deborah Lippmann Ray of Light. Two coats with Out the Door topcoat.|
I love that I was able to capture the color shift in one shot! Here's another for good measure:
This polish is so drool-worthy. Can't stop looking at those flakies!
Now let's take a look at my picture from one year ago:
Ignoring the fact that I used horrible indoor lighting, you can see how much my manicure skills have improved in a year! I knew enough to clean up my cuticles, but left a mess around the edges of my fingers. And I didn't bother to shape or grow out my nails. And obviously my ability to pose has improved since I've started blogging!
I really enjoyed looking through my pictures of manicures I did last year. I think it would be a lot of fun to re-create (and improve upon) more of them!
Feel free to share any old, embarrassing mani pics with me in the comments!