Top 10 of 2014: Nail Art

As 2014 comes to a close, I feel like it’s only natural to round up some of my favourites from the last 12 months starting with my favourite nail art creations. When I was looking back to pick out the best of this year’s nail art, I noticed that there was less variety than there has been in the years before. I could spot the months where I’d found a technique I loved and really just went all in whether it was gradients, freehand striping or stamping. Going in to 2015, I’m going to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone a little more and not get stuck in a routine with my nail art.

So without further ado, here are my 10 favourite pieces of nail art from 2014 in no particular order! Click on any picture to go to the original post for polishes and techniques used…

  • Jenny

    All of them are super pretty, but I also liked the streaky water colour nails a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  • They are all wonderful, and you have the most beautiful amazing photos!

  • They were all awesome!

  • I adore the color blocked squares, that’s seriously beautiful! I can’t imagine how you narrowed down to 10 – I could only narrow down to 20!

  • Nyxx

    <3 they are really beautiful!

  • I love all of your nails even if the techniques are similar — your endless color combos are always fun to see. ๐Ÿ™‚ Out of your top 10, (I could never make my own top 10 of your designs……) that watercolor blue ombre tops the cake! You had such a great year! <3 I can't wait to see what 2015 will bring. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love them all, especially the Marvel nail art!

  • Your nails always look amazing!! I love all of these designs and look forward to seeing what you come up with in the upcoming year!

  • An awesome selection!!

  • Kathryn J

    These are all beautiful but I particularly like the free-hand floral print. That is so clean and crisp … just gorgeous!

  • I love all of them, especially the last one!

  • Beautiful. I love the watery gradient. It’s gorgeous.

  • It is hard to pick a favorite because they are all so good ^_^


  • You really create beautiful nail art, Sammy. Plus… I totally love the shape of your nails. You are my favourite nail blog for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • So wonderful. I love the marble nails! And the nude and silver โ€“ ahhhh gorgeous!

  • I love the spotted marble the best, but they are all great.

  • Patricia C

    I simply adore your blog and everything you show here. This selection is amazing! I wish I find a good professional (Iยดm zero talented for that) here in Rio to reproduce some of them on my nails.

  • Cailey

    These are so cool, great job! I think number one and three are my favourite. great post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Theresa

    They are all amazing!

  • Lacky Corner

    All of them are really nice but I like the blue gradient most.

  • I really love the watermelon ones – they’re just so cheerful!

  • Jo ‘Mama’ Besser

    All great. If there were a #11, it would have to be the sorbet with gold lines, or the microchip stamp over that beautiful purple base.

  • So much nailspo! ๐Ÿ˜€