Category Archives: holidays

Very last minute Christmas gifts

Have you been completely lost on what to get for the guy or girl who has every polish? Well here are some last minute shopping ideas. Go! Now! Nail Polish Gloves from H&M. These cost $5.95 and came with a … Continue reading

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Sugar Skulls

Today is Día de los Muertos, wrapping up the season’s macabre celebrations. Tomorrow I’ll put my spooky decorations back into the closet, but until then the reveling continues with calaveras on my nails. These designs leave a lot of room … Continue reading

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A Witch’s Best Friend

Happy All Hallow’s Eve! Tonight I’m wrapping up the holiday’s nail art with my favorite Halloween mascot, the black cat. Before applying SpaRitual Street Smart, I cut out to small triangles of black paper and placed them on my ring … Continue reading

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Wicked Web

Today’s post is inspired by the creepsters that hang outside my kitchen window. After first considering the go-to Halloween orange for the background, I opted for a sky blue (Nubar Blue Hydrangea) to mimic my view. And I finally made … Continue reading

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The Bloody French

I got this idea from one of the True Blood inspired posts at Colour Coated. Jasmine did this dripping design on natural nails, so check that out for a look you could wear in real life. Here I made another … Continue reading

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Scarecrow’s patches

I needed just about every nail art tool in my arsenal to put this manicure together. I’ll take you through the steps after the photo. I started by alternating these polishes (thumb to pinky) for the base: Zoya Kelly, SpaRitual … Continue reading

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It’s the not-so-Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

These pumpkins turned out a little rougher than I had envisioned, but I still think they’re cute. So let’s make pumpkins into pumpkinade and just pretend that I was going for that primitive art look. The base is four coats … Continue reading

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Simple Frankenstein’s Monster nail art

Here’s a bit of Halloween nail art that’s less involved than the past few posts. I simply started with Ginger + Liz Ivy League, which is a great eerie green. Then I swiped on a fast drying top coat to … Continue reading

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Werenails, or furry Manolo manicure

When I woke up this morning I found my Helmer torn to shreds, nail polish everywhere, and this swatch on my memory card. Apparently there was a full moon last night and my nails transformed into . . . WERENAILS!! … Continue reading

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For my Mummy Dearest

Today is my mom’s birthday, so this one goes out to her. I hesitated to dedicate such a messy mani, but since accepting weird, unintentionally Picasso-inspired art projects as gifts is kind of what moms are supposed to do, I … Continue reading

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