Friday, October 7, 2011

1st Anniversary!

Hi! Today is so special for my blog because on this day, one year ago, I wrote my first post. I had my first follower, Ivana. And since then I've written 103 posts (not including this one), made Twitter and Facebook accounts, gained friends I never thought I would.

I remember all the things that happened before I finally got to make this blog. First I found Scrangie through Tumblr. And.. we all know what happens when you find Scrangie. I remember brainstorming names with my friend. I remember choosing a theme, background, color scheme and fonts for my blog.

It's been a long time, and I still get excited whenever I get a new follower. To everyone who has been following, reading, commenting, and to everyone who will do it in the future, you have my utmost gratitude. If I was talking to myself this whole time, I would be so unmotivated and I would've quit a long time ago.

Today I thought I would show you something I did a year ago, and what it looked like when I recreated it recently. I think I've made an improvement in terms of polishing/clean-up/photography skills. I also don't wear my nails as short as I used to.

This mani is what I called "Pink & Turquoise Sponge Gradient" back in the day. Haha. I would still call it by the same name today. Since I missed the bottle shots last time, here they are:

I used 2 coats of Skin Food PK213 (Rosebay) as a base and sponged with Elianto Turquoise. Brace yourselves, here comes the old photos:

Omg I am cringing. And.. here are the photos from the recent attempt (the top coat I used bubbled on my index finger and dragged the pink a little) :

The last photo was taken using a DSLR camera.

Once again, thank you so much for putting up with my crappy photos, my walls of text and inconsistent posting schedule. I promise I have something very special (which hopefully will be fun for you) coming within the next few days. (:



  1. Congrats on your one year! Am a new follower!

  2. Congrats on your first bloggingversary!

  3. This is gorgeous. One of my all time favorite color combinations!

  4. I was the first, yeah. 8) Congrats dear! You know I love your blog! <3

  5. Congratulations and happy anniversary! I wore Elianto Turquoise almost a year ago too, and I still love it til now! I wish you more years of blogging!

  6. This is so pretty! I love what you did!

  7. Congratulation on your anniversary!!!
    I absolutely adore those colors and sponge technique ;)

  8. Fingers - Thank you! And thank you for following! <3

    marox79 - Thank you! <3

    April - Thanks :D I love this color combination too! :D

    Ivana - Thank you! <333 (And thank you to MAAH for bringing us together :D )

    Trixie - Thanks! <3 I hope I won't be forced to give it up (:

    kitty - Thank you! (:

    MissDoll - Thank you! <3 I love sponging too! :D

  9. Congrats! And girl, you have nail beds for days! They're the longest I've ever seen. <3

  10. Arrianne - Thank you! That totally made my day <33


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