Monday, September 3, 2012

31 MANI CHALLENGE 2012! (AKA 31 Day Challenge 2012)

Image is used with permission from Chalkboard Nails

Hey everyone! You may have noticed that several bloggers have already started doing the 31 Day Challenge for this year! (Chalkboard Nails, Rebecca Likes Nails, Nails by Kayla Shevonne, and Gnarly Gnails... just to name a few!)

If you followed MandysSecrets back near the end of 2011, you'll remember that I participated in the challenge during November. I posted faithfully every day, and I remember looking back and thinking that there was a lot I would do differently if I ever did it again.

(Btw.. you can view all of my 31 day challenge posts from last year by clicking here!)

Well, I figure there's no time like the present to try for improvement.. However there's absolutely NO way that I will be posting all 31 entries back to back. It almost killed me last time and by the time it was over, I was incredibly burnt out with both nail art and blogging in general. With my job and life the way they are now, it's just not feasible for me to attempt consecutive posting again. Thus, I've decided to call my attempt "The 31 Mani Challenge" instead. :)

I plan on posting 1-2 challenge manis a week, depending on how much time I have. Day 1 will be up tomorrow, with Day 2 following sometime later this week. I also plan on attempting more nail art on the "Inspired by a color" days which I didn't really do last year, and challenging myself to use more neglected or unused polishes in my stash.. Last year I mostly went with tried and true favorites. In addition, I want to try to avoid using as many of the same polishes that I used last year!

Lofty goals, huh? I think I'm ready! I'm also curious to see how the quality of my nail art and nail pictures have changed (hopefully they've improved!) since last year. I still have the same set up, but a different camera and an extra year's worth of skillz behind me.. so we'll see how it goes!

Wish me luck! I'm excited! And I think I'm MORE excited that I don't have the pressure of posting every day. More power to the bloggers who ARE! I'm loving seeing what they're coming up with every day!

Finally, I'd like to wish all my fellow Americans a happy and safe Labor Day! I will be celebrating mine by... working retail on a day of the week that I always have off... and not getting holiday pay for it. Totally awesome, right?! I know! I'M SO EXCITED! Just kidding. :P

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