21 December 2013

2013 Goals - How Much Did I Accomplish?

With it being close to the end of 2013, I thought I'd go back to my first post of this year and see if I accomplished any of the things I had set for myself and my blog!


  • Blog more frequently - I don't think this really happened! In fact, I think I posted a lot less than I did last year :( I just looked and I posted a lot last year compared to 2012, but I only started my blog in July 2012.
  • Reach 100 likes on Facebook or 100 followers on GFC - Yes!! On January 27, 2013, I reached 100 likes on Facebook! Now, almost a year later, I'm close to 1,000 likes on Facebook, and close to 500 followers on GFC. With GFC close to being on it's way out, people have been looking towards other social media platforms to promote their blog/website, Instagram being the most popular. Sadly, my phone is seriously outdated by today's standards and there isn't an official or good third party Instagram app available.
  • Start making my own nail polish - Nope!! I've been toying with the idea, but honestly, I just don't have the time right now to devote to starting my own polish line. Maybe when my son is older and in school I'll revisit that idea.
  • Get a domain - www.polishedandglittered.com <-------- I think I've had it for almost a year! I know I will definitely need to find out when my renewal date is! But it's really exciting when you can say you're at a dot com!
  • Participate in more challenges - I did Erica's Nails and More February Nail Art Challenge and started to do the ABC Challenge, but there just wasn't enough time to do anything, or energy :(
  • Work on my photography skills - After going through 2 homemade light boxes, having to repair the second one TWICE because my son fell on it, then the cat jumped on it, I finally broke down and bought a light tent last week. And I moved one of my lamps to the front to see if that improved anything. After figuring out the settings on my camera, I think I've finally figured out how to take better photos!

  • January 1, 2013 - light box
    January 19, 2013 - light tent
    • Work on stamping and nail art - I've been doing a lot more stamping and nail art lately, and I think I'm starting to get better at it, especially stamping, although I still need to figure how to not get missing spots closer to my cuticles. I still need to find a silver that doesn't streak after top coating when it's been dry for a while.
    One of my very first attempts at stamping, pre-cleanup, pre-light tent, pre-macro setting. Aaaaah!!

    Stamping December 20, 2013 - Huge improvement!!
    There has definitely been a lot of change over the past year.. change, growing, improving, trying different nail shapes (and deciding that I love square!), nail care, learning!! I'm really excited about what 2014 has in store! And to think, I started out with about 80 bottles of polish! :P

    Next up! 2012 2014 goals!! (2012?? Really??)


    5 comments :

    1. Awesome to see that you accomplished a lot of the goals you set for this year ;)

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      1. It is!! I completely forgot about setting them, LOL!

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      1. It's a great feeling, especially when you're not consciously doing it! :P

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    3. Congrats on accomplishing your goals! This is definitely an inspiration to set some goals for myself for 2014. :)

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