3.12.2012: Tribal inspired nails from Sherri Smith. This hot print was a staple at this years fashion week in New York.

To say that this was an incredible year for nail art would be an understatement. Nail art EXPLODED in 2012. And we’ve enjoyed every minute of it. From the Olympics, to the red carpet, to well…. you name it and nail art was there. The bar for nail art keeps getting raised as well. Stickers, gels, special effects or a combination of all three?! You bet. The best part, is that the world of nail art is still evolving and just when we think we’ve seen it all, one of our spectacular readers sends in a nail art submission that blows our freaking minds.

As we get ready to begin the new year, we’d like to share our 10 best nail art posts of 2012. These were the most shared, viewed, liked and tweeted photos of the year.

We’d like to thank our readers for sharing their inner artists with us, and for supporting other artists within the Giggles community. What a wonderful year this has been. Here’s to 2013!!

For more Nail Art inspiration, or to chat with us about your favorites, check out our Nail Art space on MightyBell.com!

HelloGiggles loves seeing your creative nail designs. From glitter and lace to cartoon and holiday homages, we appreciate a bomb manicure when we see it. Please send a photo of your fancy fingertips to info@hellogiggles.com with the subject line “Nails of the Day,” and we may feature you here!