wacie.com Two Year Anniversary Post!

Today is the second anniversary of wacie.com! Two years ago, I posted a mani and wrote some stuff about it. I didn’t know what to expect then; it was my first time owning my own domain and really running a website myself. I really had no idea that, two years later, I’d still be doing it. I am amazed that I’ve come this far. Just like I did last year, I want to share some stats and numbers with you to show how the blog has grown and improved in the past year.

Julep was the brand featured in the most Manicure Monday posts; last year it was Sally Hansen. Blue-Eyed Girl is still the most-swatched brand. Pink was the most often-used color; last year’s was blue. Gradients are still the most common nail art technique. A lot has changed since last year, so make you look at last year’s post to compare.

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This year saw a lot more swatches than last year. The swatches even outnumber the Manicure Monday posts now. At this time last year, Swatch Saturday was just getting started and I was only a few bottles in. Wacie Nail Company was still in its very early stages and I was crazy with experimenting. This year saw the introduction of Swatch Sunday and the Summer of Untrieds, which really beefed up the numbers.¬†Indie polishes were used 107 times, way up from the ten or so I used last year. Glitter was used in 92 manicures. 35 manicures used accent nails, mainly swatches of glitter toppers. Last year I estimated 617 bottles in my collection; this year I count 987, which means I’ve purchased 390 polishes since March 2014.

The next year of wacie.com is going to be really exciting. I hope that you, dear reader, will stick around to share it with me.

Summer of Untrieds Post-Mortem

The Summer of Untrieds Challenge is now over, and I thought I’d present some final numbers and statistics to show how it turned out.

The objective of the challenge was to use at least one untried polish per day that fit the theme, which means that, at minimum, one would use 31 previously untried or unused polishes. I did not adhere to the challenge guidlines every single day; 17 out of the 31 manicures I did this month were done for the challenge. The others were previously scheduled regular posts. However, even on the days I didn’t follow the challenge, I still used one untried per day. I used 34 untried polishes total.

The following stats include all the manicures done in July:

Wacie Nail Company was the brand I used most often, and that’s because I have those posts scheduled each week. American Apparel and Ciate tied with four, and China Glaze had three.

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Purple was the most frequently used color with six manicures. Green saw five, Silver and gray had four, red and pink each had three.

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Some other numbers:
Glitter played a part in eight July manicures.
Four polishes were neons. Three were holos. Only one was crackle.
Dinner was late due to the challege about 50% of the time. Boyfriend was annoyed with me 100% of the time.
I would do this challenge again.

A big thanks, again, to Julie at Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl. I had so much fun trying out all these amazing polishes, some of which I forgot I even had. Thank you so much for creating this challenge; I hope you do another for fall!

wacie.com One Year Anniversary “Celebration”

Today is the one year anniversary of wacie.com! I can’t believe I’ve been sharing my polish obsession/calling for help for an entire year. A lot has happened since I started doing this. I bought a ton of nail polish, I started my own brand, and I’ve made a lot of awesome friends in the nail blog community. It’s been a fantastic experience. To celebrate, I’ve compiled some stats about the blog, made some charts, and decided to post them for all to enjoy. Yeah, I am wicked fun at parties.

Sally Hansen is the most often used brand, being used in a total of 16 different manicures. Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer was the brand swatched the most times. Blue was the most often used color, and gradients were the most frequently used nail art technique. Here are the graphs!

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Some other numbers:
Glitter was used in 63% of all manicures.
22% of the polishes featured on the blog were made by indie brands. Four of them I made myself.
I have 617¬†bottles of polish. I’ve only used 133 on the blog. Before I started the blog, I had less than 200. 79% of my collection hasn’t been on the blog yet, and even fewer have been used at all.
I have posted 74 manicures this year.

The numbers this time around were small and a little boring, but next March, I think they’ll be a little more interesting, if you can say that about arbitrary nail polish blog stats. Whatever, I think it’s cool. Here’s to another year of wacie.com!