10 of my favorite nail designs from 2012 - The Dainty Squid

10 of my favorite nail designs from 2012

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I've always loved painting my nails. I maybe wasn't always that great at it (I've spilled on the carpet and ruined many coffee tables in my day) but this year I really got into it. In March I started the Weekly Nail feature so I would stop painting my nails literally every day and have a chance to show off some of my designs. Here are 10 of my favorite nail designs from 2012...
If you're curious about the supplies used for each I've included a link to each post where the design was featured...
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 .

xoxo

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  1. I love all of them! If only my tape manis were as accurate as yours. ;)

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  2. You have the nicest cuticles and nails. I love the last colour scheme so much. It's so soft and it works.

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  3. Kaylah,I bought these exact nail stickers so that I could do designs like yours, but mine are still scarily amateur. I love your varied colour choices,I haven't had enough patience to do more layers yet. My favourite colour combination here has to be 6th one down, black chevron tips on orange/pink/blue/green hues. Fab!

    Alice x

    http://girl-in-ink.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. love them all!!! the first one is my favorite. love the red & orange combination.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  5. Awesome! I love all your designs. I ordered some nail strips a while back, and mine never turn out this cute!

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  6. 10 is my favorite. I love the colors. :)

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  7. They're all ever so shiny!! I love the last one is my favourite, the american apparel blue/green is beautiful!!


    chloe
    www.bythelock.com

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  8. 4, 6, and 10 are my favorites! I always love your nails.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  9. You have such great color choice :)

    My favorite one was the first one.

    Kisses

    http://thedailymiacis.blogspot.pt/

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  10. I'm totally inspired by your nails, but I find whenever I do something fun, the second colour always sits raised above the other, and my nails look bumpy. Does this happen to you too?

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    1. Two words : seche vite!

      It will smooth everything out and give you a perfectly smooth finish. :)

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  11. DANG. I need to paint my nails more often, yours are so gorgeous!
    I also need to grab some of those nifty nail sticker strip things...

    - Sasha
    www.bohemianfaerie.com

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  12. The 6th picture is my favourite. You're super creative :) x

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  13. My nail stickers shipped out today, I'm so excited. I can finally have beautiful nails like all the other bloggers!

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  14. I love the triangle polka dot one! what a great idea!
    -Z

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  15. Ooooh! these are all so fun! I think out of these number 10 is my favorite. Your cuticles are beautiful! I'm looking forward to your nail art in 2013. Your nails keep me inspired. =)
    Allison
    www.alliray.com/

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  16. SO. IN. LOVE!
    Too cute, too cute.

    Cindy x
    www.cindynguyen.ca

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  17. I love how you paint your nails. I really wish I had the patience to paint my nails like you. >.< I get frustrated easily whenever I mess up and have to start over.

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  18. I seriously need to grab some nail tape to start doing design like yours. All of your Weekly Nail posts amaze me. x

    Tanya from Cats and Clothing
    P.S. Please check out my first giveaway! :)

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  19. #6 has got to be my favorite. May try to recreate the look but with a different color scheme!

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  20. They're so precise :)#4 & 10 are absolutely amazing and my favourite :)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  21. Such lovely nails, really need to try some new nail art....soon

    xo
    Kelly
    www.theluxurycloset.com

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  22. I really like the one with the polka dots. But they all look fantastic!

    http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/

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  23. love them all!!! wish i had the patience and the craftiness for them to turn out like this

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  24. These are all lovely! A shame I can never get them to look right. x

    www.itsonlymialove.com

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  25. I can't wrap my mind around how perfect your nails are! :)

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  26. Gosh you're clever! I loooove these, I just wish I was more skilled in nail art

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  27. These are so perfect! Mine wouldn't turn out this good if i did them myself.

    http://daisy-doll-chain.blogspot.com.au/

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