Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Top 13 Favorite Nail Art Posts of 2013

I've finally decided on my 13 favorite nail art manicures of 2013! These selections are based on my personal preferences, not post popularity. Unfortunately, I just couldn't bring myself to put them in any special order this year. So I've just put them all together in a collage, and included the links to each of the posts below. Which one is your favorite? Do you think I missed any crucial manicures?
  1. Cattails at Sunset - Guest Post on All Lacquered Up
  2. Hipster Mix and Match - China Glaze Sunsational Nail Art
  3. 31DC2013 Day 03: Yellow Bee Silhouettes
  4. 31DC2013 Day 07: Black and White Midnight Smoke Nail Art
  5. MINIONS!! - Despicable Me Nail Art
  6. The Tadashi Shoji Nail Art Challenge - Final Clutch Design and Matching Nail Art
  7. TUTORIAL: Sugared Stars and Stripes
  8. Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid Nail Art
  9. TUTORIAL: Distressed Nail Art (Punk/Grungy Effect)
  10. Trippy Drippy
  11. Citrus Watermarble - Zoya Stunning Nail Art
  12. Yo Dawg I Heard You Like Nails
  13. Succulent Plant Pattern Nail Art (Inspired by Lindsay Nohl)
2013 was a great year for Chalkboard Nails. I won the Tadashi Shoji Nail Art Challenge and got to provide input on a limited edition clutch, one of my photos was on The Today Show, I flew to NYC to judge the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art finale, a couple of my manicures were published in Redbook Magazine, I got to do an interview for Nail It! Magazine, and I participated in a video interview series for Nicole by OPI. I got to work with great brands, meet great people, and push my limits as a nail artist. I hope my good fortune continues in 2014!


  1. All of them are amazing ! I love this one with smoke *.*

  2. The grunge nails are my favorite! I tried your tutorial a while back and got a ton of compliments. :) Also love the Tadashi Shoji nails!

  3. what a great year, may this one be even better :D

  4. The smoke art design still baffles me. It looks SO real! And of course, the grunge effect is a new technique I still have yet to try, that looks amazing on every recreation I see. Awesome year Sarah, I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store!

  5. I love the bee nail art and the gradient rainbow drippy nails!

  6. There's a lot of gorgeous looks here! My favorites are the Cattails At Sunset and the Radiant Orchid.

  7. These were all fantastic manicures!

  8. My favourite are the bees and the orchid. Amazing job!

  9. You deserve all the awesomeness in the world! And these manicures are all amazing ♥

  10. LOVE Yo Dawg, my favorite nail art evah evah evah!

  11. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.... So I hope it is flattering to you, that I attempt to imitate your nail designs regularly. Always so beautiful, flawless in fact. Bravo!

  12. They are all stunning but I'd have to say the orchid and the distressed nails are my favorite!

  13. I love all of the nails above! You do a great job! As for the accomplishments...keep it up!

  14. Everytime I hear that Fall Out Boy song I think of your nail art! These are all awesome looks.


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