2014 highlights and favorite nail art looks

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

It's hard to believe that 2014 is coming to a close. This year had some great moments - in blogging and in real life. It was great to spend it with you and share nail successes and fails. Some of you I have been able to meet in real life and it was a moment I will cherish. 

I'm going to share my favorite four nail art looks for the year in a bit. But first I want to share a few highlights from the year.

One of the top items for the year is the fact that I drastically improved my photos. Some of you may remember how warm and orange they were in the past. That is behind me now thanks to some help from some friends who let me bug the heck out of them and ask for days on end "how about now?" Thank you Sheila and Ashley for the patience and help. That is also the reason I am only picking four nail art looks from the year. I simply can't bear to look, or share, those "orange" photos again.

Another huge highlight of the year was being able to meet some fellow bloggers and indie makers and share a campsite at a Wyoming campground. It was a great time despite the weather and I have some wonderful memories from the excursion. It warmed my heart to know that the camping trip inspired a phenomenal polish from Elevation Polish and that it was created by a very talented lady. This polish is my most cherished polish as it was inspired by that very trip. Well, that and it is my dream polish. 

Take a look at this amazing polish. It it amazing. I can't put it on any "top" lists though because it isn't available to the general public. A few of you were lucky enough to win it though!

It was inspired by this memorable trip. 

Another thing from this year is that the Set in Lacquer household welcomed a new member to its family. Cricket joined us and is keeping the entire household hopping.

Then most recently, I joined the Digit-al Dozen - The Digit-al Dozen is a small group of diverse nail art bloggers that post nail art inspired by a new monthly theme for five days in a row. You can find us blogging away the second week of each month. I hope I can keep up with these talented ladies! It's quite an honor to be accepted into this group - it's also quite intimidating!

Now for my four favorite nail art looks from 2014.

My positive favorite is this landscape mani.

Second: is this plaid nail art. I'm not sure why, but I love this look.

Third: I love this turquoise look.

Fourth: This feathered nail art look using real feathers.

I look forward to 2015 and the memories that will be made. What were your highlights from 2014?


  1. That plaid look is just great. It's classy and warm and lovely!

  2. Such a great post! And your top 2 are also the top 2 of mine of yours! (I did love your North Pole mani a ton too!) <3

  3. looking forward to having you in the DD! xx

  4. WOW that landscape mani is killer!! of course they are all gorgeous, and the PUPPEH!!!!


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