Tuesday, 25 June 2013

1st Year Bloggiversary!

Hello Everyone! I almost missed my first year bloggiversary (actually I did. The blog went live on 21st June 2012..I kept thinking it was 29th...) Fortunately, today coincides with the date of my first post of NOTD. Anyway, as the month of June approached, I have been wondering what I should write or what I should post. It's rather unfortunate that until now, I still do not know for sure what I'd be talking about. I thought of maybe a 'then and now thingy' or could I talk about how 'far' I've come?

Strangely, I still feel as though it's only been a few months since I started blogging. Haha! I'm finding it rather hard to believe that a year has gone by. There are several reasons why I started this blog. 
  • I enjoy talking about colours and nail polishes, but I hardly have proper outlets. 
  • I want to share my experiences in hopes it'd be beneficial to others.
  • I had (what I deem as) too many polishes that were sitting in my little box that I felt were used too little times. (I used to only polish during special occasions). 
  • ....Maybe I didn't have that many reasons as I thought - I just needed a proper place where I can talk about my passion freely while not being buggy to the anyone who are reading/listening =P
Well, all I can say is that instead of making full use of what I already have, I started hunting for colours that were not in my stash and any that made me feel like I need it! - hahahaha!! Talk about plans being backfired.. XD 

There are tons of things I've learned along the way. To me, one of the most important thing I learn is not to flood your cuticles if avoidable. My nails are curvy, and when the polishes flood to the sides, they are just  almost impossible to be rid off. Learning to paint my nails and leaving a decent gap between the colour and the cuticle, allows me fully clean my nails off the old colour and enables me to wear a new colour without having any 'evidence' of the previous colour. What comes next was the knowledge to use a brush to clean the cuticles. I have to say, in terms of cleaning the cuticles it's not just the brush that plays a role, but the nail polish remover as well. Base on my experience, the stronger the better - faster and cleaner clean ups. My current favourite nail polish remover is by Corine de Farme (MYR 16.90 for 200ml). 

Just get the brush. I was once a stubborn fool who wanted to just use dotting tool or toothpick to freehand nail arts. Fed up and frustrated at the limitations at hand, I finally purchased a cheap brush and suddenly I was introduced to a whole new world of nail arts and the endless possibilities! 

Hahahaha omgosh I'm so wordy! Okay, I shall include some before and after looks. Below are my first three post of NOTD/Nail Arts since I started the blog: 

Lacqueerisa: Acid Wash Denim (Alternative)
Lacqueerisa: The Morning Hue and Nail Braid
Lacqueerisa: Textured Nails

Hahahah!! Look at that. Funny and uneven nail shapes XD Omgosh! I can't believe myself! What was I thinking then? Hahahahahah!!! XD And next would be my last recent three post of NOTD/Nail Arts on the blog: 

Lacqueerisa: Mod Squares
Lacqueerisa: Little Poppies
Lacqueerisa: Mix 'n Match 'Em!

I guess it's been quite a journey. And tons of happy improvements. Looking at these, I can't help but to wonder what it'd be like next year.. Well, if you're still sticking around and if I am still blogging we shall find out then ;)

Last but most definitely not least, I want to express my utmost gratitude to all of you who are reading this post, this blog and especially you who follows me. The best part about blogging, as many bloggers can testify is communicating with readers, which means YOU. So a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have constantly taken your time to read my blog, to comment and supported me this year long. It's been such a pleasant journey! I have met so many bloggers, learned so much from them and have been friends with so many of you too! Starting a blog, is one of my best decision ever made! I am so blessed to be able to reach out and make friends with people from around and across the globe just from this one small space :) Needless to say, I look forward to having more memories with you :D 

 i sincerely wished i had been more prepared for this post *sighhhh*


  1. JacQueline Keller25 June 2013 at 09:03

    Happy Bloggiversary! It's really neat to look back and see how far we've come since the beginning. Happy Polishing!

  2. Thank you! Yeah, that's true. I have not noticed how much I've grown until I did this post! It's been a wonderful year of learning! Looking forward to next year's! :D

  3. Congrats on one year! Here's to many more :D

  4. Gillian from Plumeria1925 June 2013 at 22:19

    Happy blogaversary you!! And here's to many more years of blogging!! It's always great to see how far you've come in a year. Your nail art is always well executed and I of course enjoy reading your posts!! I'm glad you achieved your goals, the tips are very useful. Congratulations!! :D

  5. Thank you! Getting to know all of you from around the world is one of the best part of blogging! And thank you again, I am so happy to hear you enjoy reading them and find them helpful :D I believe I got more than I asked for when I started blogging ♥ thank you all for the wonderful year!

  6. Congrats~ It's been lovely to watch you. :3

    I like the tips. I'm still trying to learn not to flood and leave space. My clean up is terrible. >.> You're right that investing in a brush is a good move. It gives you so much more control.

    I look forward to your future posts. ^^ You always inspire me when I haven't done any nail art in a while.

  7. Thank you! What a pleasure it has been! Hhaha! Believe it or not, even I am still in the learning process! Sometimes I have those days when no matter how I tried, the hand is just moving weird! XD Hahahahha!! Or have sudden weird jerks. Hahahahhaha!!

    Exactly! I still recall the first time when I finally got myself a brush and used it for nail arts - oh, the indescribable feeling of satisfaction!

    It's my pleasure to be able to inspire you! :D You inspired me too! I love how clear you're able to describe things, especially in your reviews! ♥

  8. Criminal Nails28 June 2013 at 04:14

    Happy bloggiversary! ^^ I hope there will be many many more, dear! :D

  9. Thank you!!! I hope so too! I love how I'm actually able to be friends with all of you who are from across the world! Sometimes it feels like I've already traveled everywhere - without having to pay air tickets :P

  10. Thank you!!! I'm so glad you felt that way! Hahaha!! I haven't even realized how much changes I've gone through until I did this post! Indeed it has been a wonderful year! Ehh, it should be me who is soooo grateful and glad that you are all part of it! :) Thank you once again for making my blogging experience a truly delightful one!

    And yes, to more polishing days ahead! :D (eehh, this feels like new year's! hahahahahhahahahhaha!!!) XD


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