October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Nail Art

It is officially Halloween!!!  That means one more orange and black mani for the road.  I used a mix of stamping and water transfer decals for this look.  And of course a cabochon bow from +Bundle Monster!  Love those.

October 29, 2014

Peter's Pirate Ship

Peter Pan Nail Art

Day 29 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "Pirates."  I was running low on time today so I just wanted to do something really quick.  I decided to do the ending scene from Peter Pan, when Tink makes Hook's pirate ship gold and they fly back to London during the night.

October 26, 2014

Disney Halloween

Disney Halloween Nail Art

I saw these nails on the @justdisneybeauty Instagram account, and I had to try them for myself!  I love Disney, so combining that with Halloween is a win win.

October 25, 2014

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas Nail Art

"This is Halloween, this is Halloween.  Pumpkins scream in the dead of night."  No Halloween season is complete without some Nightmare Before Christmas nails!  I painted these using mostly acrylic paint so I could get a little more detailed with the blending.

October 24, 2014

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos Nail Art

Day 24 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "skeletons."  I used some stamping and the leadlight technique to create a Day of the Dead look with some colorful skulls.

October 23, 2014

Witches Brew

Witches Brew

Double, Double Toil and Trouble.  Fire burn, and caldron bubble.  Day 23 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "potions."  Something wicked is definitely brewing with this mani.  The iridescent purple base color sets the perfect background for the poisonous potions bubbling over.

October 21, 2014

Paranormal Pastel

Paranormal Pastel Nail Art

Day 20 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge was "orange and black."  Since I've done a few straight orange and black looks already this month, I decided to add some pastels as well.  My +Bundle Monster element is the candy cabochon.

Vampire Bats

Vampire Bat Nail Art

Day 19 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream is "vampires."  I don't own any of the +Bundle Monster plates with vampire stuff on them, so I had to improvise.  I decided to do vampire bats.  These could be the actual species of vampire bats, or they could represent the bats Dracula turns into. 

October 17, 2014

Green Goblin

Green Goblin Nail Art

Day 17 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "goblin."  I couldn't find any goblin-like stamped designs on my +Bundle Monster nail plates, but the Green Goblin from Spider-Man likes to throw explosive pumpkins.  I used the jack-o-lantern design from a stamping plate, then freehanded the Green Goblin's face.

October 16, 2014

Wicked Witch

Wicked Witch Nail Art

Day 16 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "witches."  No witch is more notorious than the Wicked Witch of the West.  For these nails, I did a mix of Wicked and The Wizard of Oz.  My Bundle Monster product element is the iridescent rhinestone stud encrusted nail.

October 15, 2014


Trick-or-Treat Nail Art

Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat. :) Day 15 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "trick-or-treat."  I used a +Bundle Monster nail plate for the "trick-or-treat" nail, and a black bow cabochon.  Add a candy corn nail and some dots, and you have a cute black and orange mani for Halloween.

October 14, 2014

Halloween Dotticure

Halloween Dotticure Nail Art

This is my first attempt at a dotticure.  It is a really simple look to create.  You just need some dotting tools and any nail art newbie can get this look.  

October 13, 2014

Who's Your Daddy?

Darth Vader Nail Art

Luke, I am your father.  Although this is a popular quote from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, it is not actually what Darth Vader says in the movie, but everyone knows what you are referring to if you say it.  I've had Star Wars nail art on my to do list for awhile, so I decided to do them now.

October 12, 2014

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead Nail Art

"Those who arrive survive."  Aka...follow this map that looks like a spider web and get trapped and eaten.  When the zombie apocalypse comes, I'm going Hon Solo.  If The Walking Dead has taught me anything, it is that living in large groups is bad news and never follow a map to a "sanctuary."

Season 5 of The Walking Dead starts tonight.  I can't wait to see how the group escapes Terminus.

Giveaway Now Over

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The results have been tallied, and the winner selected using random.org. 

Congratulations to Julie V., aka, @thenailpassionista. 

Thank you to everyone who participated :)

Black Cat Magic

Black Cat Nail Art

This is another two in one challenge nail.  Day 12 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterSmash challenge is "black cats," and #npclairestelles is "black and orange."  To create the mirror image cats, one is stamped the normal way, and the other I used the reverse stamping method.

October 11, 2014

Spider Web Splatter

Spider Web Nail Art

Day 11 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "spiders."  I've been wanting to try the water spotting technique again for a while.  I tried it once and it did NOT turn out, but I thought it would look really cool as spider webs for my spider nails.  Happily, this time it worked!

October 09, 2014

Whoo's There?

Owl Charm Nail Art

I love owls.  I feel a sort of kinship with them as a fellow nocturnal creature.  I always feel happy when I hear one outside my window hooting, or catch a glimpse of one flying in the night (hoping it is carrying mail somewhere).  I've had these +Bundle Monster owl charms for a while, so Halloween season seemed like the perfect time to try them out.

Full Moon

Full Moon Nail Art

Day 9 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "full moon."  The "moon" on my nails is actually the Earth stamp from Bundle Monster's nail plate, but when painted white and grey, it works as a moon.

October 08, 2014


Jack-O-Lantern Nail Art

Day 8 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "jack-o-lantern."  I kept this one simple with a orange glitter base color and various jack-o-lanterns stamped in black.  Sometimes the traditional black and orange look is the best. 

October 07, 2014

Under The Bed

Monster Nail Art

"I am the one hiding under your bed.  Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red!"  If you don't know...those are lyrics from "This Is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Day 7 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "monsters."  My monster of choice is the monster under the bed.  Don't look under there unless you want these red eyes staring back at you.  You've been warned.

October 06, 2014

Ghoulish Ghosts

Ghost Nail Art

Day 6 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "ghosts."  These ghosts are more cutesy than ghoulish, but I'm a sucker for alliteration.  I used a sheer black top coat to give the ghosts different levels of transparency.

October 05, 2014

Haunted House

Haunted House Nail Art

Day 5 of the #BundleMonster #MonsterScream challenge is "haunted house."  I created a sillohette look with a green and black gradient nail.  This design incorporates some stamping and freehand painting.

October 04, 2014

Fall Into The Gap

Gap Nail Art

The first Gap store opened in 1969.  Gap, Inc. founders, Don and Doris Fisher, wanted to make it easy to buy a pair of jeans.  Since it all started with denim, my tribute to Gap is this denim print nail design.

October 03, 2014

Blood and Bones

Red Skull Nail Art

Today's mani combines two Halloween challenges in one - "blood" from #BundleMonster #MonsterScream, and "skulls and bones" from #npclairestelles.  The red base color is obviously the representation of blood, and the stamping is the skulls and bones.

October 02, 2014

Candy Candy Candy

Candy Nail Art

I love Easter and Halloween.  Why?  All the candy of course!  I LOVE candy.  Sometimes I wish that I didn't love it so much because then I'd have smaller muffin tops, or at least dieting would be easier.  But alas...nothing but caffeine and sugar runs through my veins. 

The Vampire Diaries

Vampire Diaries Nail Art

I confess...watching Vampire Diaries is one of my guilty pleasures.  The new seasons starts tonight, so here are some Vampire Diaries inspired nails featuring a pentagram, vampire lips, the hunter's symbol/tattoo, the Vampire Diaries logo, and some spikes.

October 01, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Nail Art

It is that time of year!  One of the many things I love about October...Halloween themed nails!  Get ready for a month of it! There are so many October nail challenges.  I'm going to try to do as many as I can.  First up is pumpkins :)
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