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Oh my days, what is this day!?
It's... One year... and 6 months since Nail Parade began? Really? Wow, time has flown!

As I miraculously missed the one year blogiversary back in May, it just seems right to make a huge celebration of this and reminisce back on some older posts. So let's go and travel through this super cheesy post and...

(Yes, the Dr. Who gifs have been released... It is a special occasion, after all)

From the first post ever on the 5th of May, 2013, there have been many ups and downs, including name changes (from "Nail As Old As Time"- what was I even thinking!), to design changes, developing (I think...?) a writing style and improving my nail-painting and photography skills.
From the "woops" to the discussion of wedding plans, Nail Parade has become a huge part of my life, and my weekly routine, and this will definitely continue for a long long time to come!

I would like to take a brief moment to thank all of you guys! Thank you for reading my itty bitty blog when there are so many larger ones out there, with beautiful nail art and cleaner swatches. Thank you for all the comments, likes, follows, re-tweets, pins, and thanks for returning here to see what's new every now and then! This one's for all of you:

A few older posts you should probably check out: 
The most popular: "Your Guide to Barry M Gelly's!"
Interesting nail-art: "Astrology Nails"
One of my favourite mani's! 
And another, which is nail-arty! "Meadow and Tree Nails"
One of my least favourite polishes: Nails Inc Beaded Polish
One of my favourite polishes (though, I say this a lot): OPI What Wizardry is This?

Of course, there are many, many other posts you can check out. This post right here actually marks the 194th post, so there are a grand total of 193 others you can go and read (so far!), but for now, I bring more tales of joy!

To celebrate the one and a half year anniversary of Nail Parade, there's a huuuuge giveaway coming up! All prizes have been ordered (as of midnight/1am last night), and images of the prizes will be posted as soon as they arrive.
Do you have your diary out? Good. The giveaway will begin on Monday 10th November and run for the following two weeks, until 11:59pm Sunday 23rd November. The post with the prize draw on will update with images of the prizes as they arrive.
What are the prizes, you ask? Well, there are two... One 'full' prize, and one 'half' prize, to assist with the celebrations. But you'll just have to check back on Friday, when I'll announce the prizes to you :P

For now though, I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Bonfire night, and has a drink (if legal and safe to do so) to Nail Parade! I know I'll be having one!
Here's to many more learning curves, blog posts, David Tennant gif's and nail polishes!


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