Yesterday we talked about my nail art goals for the next two months. Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the work that is done before we dive back into working again. I tried to split my favorites between nail art I had freehanded and nail art with tools.
August was a huge step forward. I more than doubled the amount of nail art I produced and I really started freehand painting. It’s still hard to get past my doubts and start painting sometimes, but 48% of my nail art from the month had at least some freehand painting in it. And now, in no particular order…
I’m a bit of a nerd, so I started a spreadsheet with some basic statistics of each blog post/manicure. Here is some of the information I’ve compiled:
- 35 different manicures
- 55 challenge prompts
- 6 challenges with 4+ prompts
- 24 blog posts
- Most common overall nail art color: black
- Second most common: blue
- I also finished a 16 fluid oz bottle of pure acetone!
I did a lot of complaining about how I wasn’t able to enjoy my nail art long enough last year when I did the 31 Day Challenge, but once I’d been through August I thought I would participate one last time. I was not only able to manage the pace, I participated in a few other challenges as well. However, since most of the prompts don’t excite me, I’m probably going to skip it from now on and hopefully do Inktober instead.
- 36 different manicures
- 62 challenge prompts
- 4 challenges with 4+ prompts
- 33 blog posts
- Most common overall nail art color: blue
- Second most common: red
- 50% of my nail art had some freehand
I took a step back from nail art and did A Great Clothing De-stash of my wardrobe. I still have more than I need, but I’m slowly carving away at the rest. Despite the horrendous amounts of dust destroying me through my allergies, I still managed to paint twenty different designs on my nails. With fewer nail art to pick from, I decided to only pick four favorites this month, but I posted all my Halloween nail art from last year on Instagram, so I looked more prolific there. You can’t see it, but I just flexed my muscles. 😉
- 20 different manicures
- 24 challenge prompts
- 15 blog posts
- Most common overall nail art color: red
- Second most common: purple
- Only 20% of my nail art had some freehand. Booo!
Phew! That was a long post. I should probably not combine three months of favorites again. Or maybe I should? I mean…at first I felt guilty, but now I’m kinda liking it. Oh, all the things I think I should do but don’t and feel so guilty that I didn’t that I don’t question the validity of the thing I thought I should do!
This is why procrastination is sometimes profitable. 🙂