Today is my one year blogiversary!  I can't believe it's already been a year!  Whoa.  In the month of October 2011 I only had 11 page views.  A bleak start, but I had high hopes.  370 posts, 2144 comments and over a quarter of a million page views later, I don't feel quite so much like a newby anymore and am happy to say that I'm still enjoying myself.

In honor of the celebration, I'm sharing these fabulous looking festive candles that I did for my birthday.  You can find the original post here.

I've had a few ladies ask me recently how I polish my nails.  If this is an area you feel like you could use a little practice and how-to in,  make sure you pin or bookmark this illustration by Lacquerized for future reference.  It's the best one I've seen.

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[caption id="attachment_3989" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Click photo to link to Lacquerized's post.[/caption]

The only thing I would add is to make sure you wrap your tips.  Otherwise, this is exactly how I do it.  Then I though, what the hay, I'll make a how-to video.  These are totally on the fly.  I'm no professional videographer, but they'll do.

First we have a video of the technique I use to polish my nails. You'll find it's much like the illustrations above.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-45Fv-OXco?rel=0]

Next is how I clean up as I go with an orange stick.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtUEOZK0nmE?rel=0]

I hope you found some tid bit of information that was useful to you! Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!