Ambition is Not a Vice of Little People- Michel de Montaigne

Well now dear readers, it’s been a WHILE since I posted! I have SO many designs planned but I’ve lacked the patience to do them. I plan on this week though having several of them done and posted, so you can look forward to that! Right now, for you I have the winners of the Nail Polish Ambition contest! First of all, thank you all for your lovely entries- it was wonderful to see what you wanted to accomplish. The only sad part is that many of you thought your ambitions were “silly” “mundane” or “stupid” and that makes me, well, that makes me very sad. You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to! I’m honored you shared with me your ambitions, your design ideas, and your comments. So, thank you.

For the winners! The winners have been emailed and have 72 hours to respond. If I do not hear from them, I will then pick new winners! As soon as I hear from them, I will post their names here.

 First Prize: Katie Weinhold

Second Prize: Stacy Gregory

Third Prize: Kayelyn Kiethley

For your viewing pleasure, here are many of the ambitions that I received- SEVERAL repeats were in the list so I tried to condense where possible to shorten the list:

To create my own line of polishes…

To create a successful nail website/blog…

To have the courage to start a blog…

To own Clarins 230 (don’t we all!!!)….

To own all of the China Glaze OMG Collection…

To be an awesome manicurist…

To have a nail polish company contact me to review their products, instead of me having to ask first…

To create a nail polish for one of my favorite brands (note: I’m not posting the TYPE of nail polish so her dream doesn’t get stolen, because it’s a great idea!)

To open up my own salon so I can play with more polish…

To make other peoples’ nails beautiful daily…

To be a great nail blogger and have others look to me for inspiration…

To be able to find a place that will let me polish cancer patients to make them feel pretty…

To paint my nails cleanly and not make a mess…

To own all the holographic polishes in the world…

To make awesome frankens…

To obtain a nail tech license…

To create the perfect Hello Kitty design…

To get better at doing detailed nail art…

To continue to have fun and have LOTS of color choices in my collection…

To own every nail polish in the world…

To have my own salon with my own brand…

To own loads of OPIs…

To get the perfect results with Konad…

To freehand nail art designs…

To expand my nail polish collection….

To Make more tutorials for people on youtube…

To find OPI Mad As A Hatter for a reasonable price…

To take nail art to the next level, and to be left alone because I’m a guy who likes nail polish…

To try 3D nail art…

To be the best freehand nail artist in the world…

To paint both hands equally as well…

To learn how to do any nail art…

To collaborate on a collection with OPI (same here, chicky)…

To have more followers on my blog so I can share my passion with people…

To spread polishes that I marketed into several thousands salons in the US…

To make my own nail polish…

To have as many polishes as I can afford…

To own a full collection of something…

To encourage ladies everywhere to feel pretty with polish…

To have a whole collection designed and named after me…

To learn how to do beautiful designs…

To start a blog and be a professional in nail art…

To polish my nails without doing so much cleanup…

To use my love of polish to uplift others (free nail salon at nursing home or orphanage)…

To remember some of the designs I’d like to try…

To be a well known polish blogger…

To get to the point where I don’t have to do ANY clean up after painting my nails…

To own Gosh Holographic…

To make as many people smile through my blog as possible…

To learn how to do water marbling well…

To make a true rainbow multichrome polish…

To own over 500 polishes…

To do nail art on both hands…

To succeed at a design other than polka dots…

To have a nail polish line like Bieber, Perry, and Serena…

To step out of my comfort zone with colors and art…

To stop biting my nails so that they look chic and I can do good manicures…

To get better at doing acrylics on my dominant hand…

To have 1000 followers…

To become Queen of Frankening…

To start a blog that’s helpful to others…

To find a blue that I like enough to wear…

To give myself a professional manicure with clean cuticles…

To launch my own line…

To learn how to do tutorials…

To learn how to do neat nail tricks like ombre nails, tape manicures, matte french etc…

To be more creative with my designs…

To have long nails that I can paint and get rid of my artificial ones…

To have 100 followers…

To have my own polish collection that doesn’t have harsh chemicals in it…

To create the perfect franken green glitter…

To find a backup for Maybelline Express Fairy Pretty…

To stop picking my off my nails…

To have all of the Nfu Oh holos…

To take the time for myself to paint my nails 4 days a week…

To have well taken care of nails because polish won’t look good on unkempt hands and good nails won’t look good with bad polish…

To start posting some of my nail art…

To be more confident with my stamping…

To organize my nail polish better…

To do a full manicure with good nail shape on myself…

To create a new nail art technique…

To be recognized like the big bloggers but only with a facebook blog…

To be able to master a french manicure…

To own the entire China Glaze Kaleidoscope collection…

To learn how to Konad stamp…

To be a reviewer for products…

To find the perfect hydrating base coat…

To never use the same color twice…

To have the perfect shade for any occasion and season all from OPI…

To make my hands steadier and not so shaky…

To stop picking my polish off…

To design my own stamping plates with bigger designs and themed plates…

To do a perfect sponge gradient…

To become a tape-nail-art-design master…

To own all of the OPI Burlesque collection…

To always have awesome looking nails…

To always have nails that look professionally done…

To make crackle polish look good on myself…

To find a polish that actually lasts for days without chipping instead of hours…

To get a perfect manicure in two coats…

To wear a color that makes me feel and look classy and intriguing…

To have professional and colorful nail without steep salon prices…

To own every OPI polish…

To learn how to shape my nails…

To always keep my nails polished…

To own at least one bottle from every brand out there…

To have enough polishes to create any design I ever wanted…

To cover an entire room in nail polish bottles…

To learn how to do a zebra print…

To collaborate with Relay for Life/ACS collection where all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society…

To stand out and be BOLD and gorgeous with my nails…

To find the perfect nail art brush…

To make others jealous with my collection…

To start my own at-home business as a nail tech…

To pick up on my blog with posting since I’ve stopped…

To own the OPI DS series…

To make nail blogging my career with my writing…

To have perfect nails like the ones I see on nail blogs…

To make every girl I know a polish addict (love this one!)…

To work for people doing nail art…

To turn heads with JUST my nails/nail polish…

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Ambition is Not a Vice of Little People- Michel de Montaigne

    • I completely agree- i find myself trying to figure out ways to make some of these ambitions come true for some of the people here. It was my favorite giveaway I think.

  1. Tara, you continue to move me with everything you say and do. Your support of people and their ambitions has never been more apparent than with this post, and you are so incredibly inspirational to all of us. Thank you for being so amazing!!! <3 <3

    • Alexia, no need to yell! It was already taken care of and it was just an autocorrect error anyway :) I didn’t fix the actual link typo so that people who have posted the link can still use it, but take it easy champ, all is well that ends well….

  2. “To be able to find a place that will let me polish cancer patients to make them feel pretty…”
    “To take nail art to the next level, and to be left alone because I’m a guy who likes nail polish…”
    Those two made me smile, thank you for posting them.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway Tara, and congrats to the winners!

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