My new pointy nails!

My Craftynail blog turned one year old yesterday.¬† So I wanted to do something new and crazy, like a blogiversary makeover. ūüôā¬† I decided to change my nail shape!¬† I’m dying to show you my new pointy claws…

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Beforehand my nails were squoval, but now they’re so different!¬† Would you call these almond shaped?¬† I’m not sure the exact term… but I think I’ll call them pointy.¬† To shape them like this I used a sturdy glass file- I made sure to use one that had a tough grit in hopes of making the filing go faster.¬† I know you’re not supposed to ‘saw’ your nail back and forth- they say you should only go in one direction when filing.¬† But honestly, I didn’t want to be here all night…so I used the sawing technique.¬† I know, bad girl!¬† But even still, it took a good 50 minutes or so to file them down!¬† They came out looking shorter than I expected….but I like the cute pointy shape!¬† It feels very appropriate for halloween too.¬† I also like not having any ‘corners’ on my nails to bump into things or bend.¬† The corners are always the first place my polish chips too.¬† So I’m really enjoying the new feel of my pointy nails.¬† It’s easier to use the pads of my fingers to get things done and my nails aren’t getting in the way as much.

In these pics I’m wearing Orly Naughty, a cool-weather oxblood sorta color. I also used some nature props to show you what fall is like here in NY right now.¬† It’s extremely sunny out, the old giant maples in front of my house are gold and burnt orange, leaves are falling all around me and there’s pumpkins and apple cider donuts at every farmstand.¬† Ahhh it’s so nice today.¬† I wish today would last all week and maybe we could skip the whole work and weekday thing!

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I was thinking of doing a ‘year in review’ post to summarize what happened with Craftynail this past year.¬† Maybe show you which of my nails designs were my faves, which of my articles is the most popular or gets the most hits, etc…¬† Let me know if you would be interested in reading something like that!¬† Oh and lemme know what you think of my pointy nails.¬† Unless of course you don’t like them, then I don’t wanna know at all.¬† hahaha!¬† See ya!

Winners!

The random rafflecopter results are in!  Kimberly B was the lucky US winner of 5 L.A. Girl holographic polishes!  And Joanne P was the lucky International winner of the nail art and Konad prize pack!  Way to go ladies!  You won my 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

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I have contacted them by email and I’m just waiting to hear back.¬† Sorry to everyone else who didn’t win.¬† I honestly wish I could send nail mail to all of you!¬† I really mean it!

Since my blog just turned one year old I will have another fun post coming up… including some shots of my new nail shape.¬† I went a little crazy with the nail file tonight.¬† See you soon!