December 20, 2015

Let It Snow

Winter is here!  Time for snow!  Where I live, it only snows about once every three years, so occasionally we get a white Christmas.  Snowflake nails are a nice alternative to the traditional red and green Christmas nails this time of year since they are still wintery.

December 19, 2015

December 13, 2015

Pristine Paisley

Pristine Paisley Nails

This is the third sheet of decals I received from Cut Out + Keep and DIY Nails.  I decided to add some stamping to today's decaled look.

December 10, 2015

French Fido

French Bulldog Nail Art

Another fun mani nail using DIY Nail decals.  For the French bulldog decals, I decided to do a French/Paris themed nail with the black and pink color scheme.

December 08, 2015

Thug Life

These decals are so detailed, I decided to keep a simple plain white nail.  I had plans for some black nail tape and studs, but after I placed the decals, I really liked how it looked.  Sometimes less is more.  The white is clean and sharp.

December 05, 2015

Unicorn Galaxy

Unicorn Galaxy Nail Art

Intergalactic unicorn nails...why not?  Initially I was going to do something else with the galaxy nails, but I had to change my plans and this is the result (I fixed up the galaxy foil flop from the last post).  Sometimes mistakes can be good.

November 27, 2015

Fierce Fall

Fierce Fall Nail Art

If you are out shopping today for Black Friday, I hope you wore some battle armor.  People get crazy out there!  I prefer to stay in today.  Just me and my nails :)

November 26, 2015

Fall Flattery

Fall Nail Art

Happy Turkey Day everyone!  Hope you are all having a nice Thanksgiving.  I'm trying to get the last few fall looks in before I start my holiday nails, so here is a nice fall colored mani perfect for today.

November 23, 2015


Candyland Nail Art

Like most children, I grew up playing Candyland.  Who wouldn't love a game that revolves around candy?  It was always so exciting when you got one of the candy cards and got to skip ahead along the path.

November 21, 2015

Off With Your Head

Queen of Hearts Nail Art

Queen of Hearts nails never get old.  I got these cute little crown charms and HAD to do something with the Queen of Hearts.  They are so perfect for the design!

November 18, 2015

Plaid Clad

Plaid Nail Art

I love plaid in the fall.  Plaid shirts, plaid scarves, and of course plaid nails!  I've done plaid stamped nails before, but I decided to do some hand-painted ones this time.

November 10, 2015

Burgundy and Bows

Burgundy and Bows Nail Art

I have a love/hate relationship with fall.  I love boots and hot chocolate, but I hate rain and being cold.  I also love fall colors.  As someone whose wardrobe doesn't stray much from black, grey, and navy blue, adding some burgundy to the mix is nice.

November 08, 2015

October 31, 2015

All Hallows Eve

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!  Went with the traditional black and orange nails for today.  I used some nail wraps in this one, so you can see a nice way to mix them into your designs.

October 29, 2015

October 27, 2015


Halloween Nail Art

This is the last of my China Glaze polishes from +Salon Supply Store.  This is the only polish that I didn't make the design match the polish name, but I really wanted to try out these new plates from +Bundle Monster.  Although the vampire kinda matches :)

October 21, 2015

I Love Your Guts

Zombie Nail Art

Another zombie nail...but can you really have too many?  I think not.  This design only takes some simple stamping and stud placement.  This is a fun design because you have to look closely to really notice the guts.

October 19, 2015

Boo-gie Down

Masquerade Nail Art

Boo-gie Down makes me think of a Halloween party, so I went with a masquerade theme for this mani.  I've always wanted to go to a masquerade ball, and every Halloween I debate buying a masquerade mask for my costume.  Maybe one day I'll get that off my bucket list, but for now I'll have to settle for some masquerade nails instead.

October 17, 2015

Don't Let the Dead Bite

Don't Let the Dead Bite Nails

Painted some zombie nails while streaming some iZombie.  It was pretty perfect.  Next up in the China Glaze polishes is Don' Let the Dead Bite, so of course I HAD to do zombies.

October 13, 2015

Bat My Eyes

Bat Nail Art

Feeling batty today :)  I'm trying to match the design to the polish name, so for Bat My Eyes I went with a bat theme.  This is a more grown up Halloween mani with the black and gold color scheme.  

October 12, 2015

But of Corpse

But of Corpse Nails

It's my favorite season for nails...Halloween!!!  Since I'm using the China Glaze polish, But of Corpse, I decided to make the mani match the name with a beautiful skeleton corpse.

October 11, 2015

La Muerte

I recently watched The Book of Life, so I decided to paint some nails featuring La Muerte.  Like most of my acrylic paint creations, this isn't a real tutorial since it involves a lot of freehand painting.

October 10, 2015

Fancy Foil

Fancy Foil Nails

Sometimes something looks amazing in my head, but it just doesn't come out as awesome on my nails.  That's how I felt with this foil.  No matter what I tried, I just couldn't get it to work the way I wanted it to.

October 08, 2015

Hakuna Matata

Hakuna Matata

"It means no worries for the rest of your days. It's our problem-free philosophy. Hakuna Matata!"  I told you there were more Disney Vinylmation creations in the works.  Disney fans will notice that my "grub" nails are actually patterned after Heimlich from A Bug's Life. 

October 04, 2015

I'm On The Cover!!!

Nails Magazine

Nails Magazine chose one of my Halloween designs for the cover of this month's digital edition!  The digital edition is free, so sign up to get yours here.  I few of my others designs are on the inside too.  I can't wait to start painting some new Halloween designs!  Thanks Nails Magazine and Nail Art Gallery!

October 01, 2015

Foiled Feathers

Foil Feather Nail Art

If you follow me on Instagram, then these are the nails I was talking about the other day.  I did a monochromatic base, then added some holo feather foil on top.  

September 25, 2015


X-Men Nail Art

Today is #NationalComicBookDay.  Aka...nerd celebration day :)  I painted the women of X-Men - Rogue, Jean Grey, and Storm - using acrylic paint. 

September 24, 2015

Aztec Art Deco

I'm not sure if this mani looks more Aztec or art deco, but I like it.  With some stamping, studs, and a sunburst charm, these nails have a sophisticated look with the clean lines and color scheme.

September 13, 2015

Stunna Shades

Stunna Shades Nails

It was just starting to cool off and I was dreaming of boots and pumpkin spice lattes, but summer has come back with a vengeance with these triple digits.  So here are some fun summer sunglasses and holo glitter nails.  I tried using glitter as an accessory instead of rings...seemed like a good idea, but didn't photograph well.  You win some you lose some.

September 07, 2015

Ooh La La

Paris Nail Art

I've got Paris on my mind.  I'm supposed to go there next month, but the trip may be delayed until January now :(  So for now, I'll have to settle for Paris nails until I know what will happen.  This design uses some basic and reverse stamping from the Parisian Perfection plate by +Bundle Monster.

August 31, 2015

Music Maniac

Music Nail Art

I was asked by Cut Out + Keep to participate in their Makeover Monday.  I created a tutorial for one of Miley Cyrus' nails, and then created a second tutorial for a design I would do for her as a makeover (posted here).  See the full article and my other tutorial for Makeover Monday.

August 24, 2015

Magic Kingdom

Disney Nails

It all started with a mouse.  And some magic :)  Like many, I LOVE everything Disney (if you couldn't tell from how many Disney manis I've posted, and how I mention my love of Disney every time).  Today's mani is just a celebration of Disney.

August 23, 2015

We're All Mad Here

Alice in Wonderland Nails

No tutorial, but I just wanted to share a design I painted for the #AJsMovieMani contest.  I chose Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland for my movie mani.  I did a Cheshire Cat mani a while ago, and mentioned I wanted to do this version, so here it is!  I used all acrylic paint.

August 22, 2015

New Age Swank

Hipter Nail Art

I fell in love with +Bundle Monster's Bored of Basic mani, and I needed it on my nails ASAP!  Their mani was a little more punk rock and edgy, but I apparently don't own any black triangle studs (the horror).  I modified my look with some clear rhinestones and a gold nail charm.

August 16, 2015


Batman Nail Art

Another DC Comics nail design, inspired by playing cards from World Market.  Last time I did Wonder Woman, and now it is Batman!  Of the DC Comics, Batman is my favorite.  I always liked that he was just a normal person (well, "normal" in the sense that he didn't have superpowers), but he was still a superhero.

August 15, 2015

Hawaiian Hibiscus

Hibiscus Nails

I love hibiscus flowers.  Everywhere I move, I always buy a hibiscus plant for my apartment balcony.  They are so tropical and summery, I can't help but smile when I see them.

August 09, 2015

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood Nail Art

This stamping plate is so cute, all you need is some basic stamping to create a fairytale mani.  Today is National Book Lover's Day, so this Red Riding Hood nail art is perfect.

August 08, 2015


Monochromatic Nail Art

I'm always a fan of a good black and white mani.  No matter if it is plain and simple, or overly embellished, it always looks sharp.  For this look I did some stamping, with nail tape and charm embellishments.

August 03, 2015

July 23, 2015

July 21, 2015


Hogwarts Nail Art

All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Here's another Harry Potter stamped nail design from Aiyoohehe.  I'm not sure if I really like the glitter polish base color, but it does look magical.

July 19, 2015


Cars Nail Art

As I mentioned my last post, I went to a Frozen Cars themed birthday party.  Since I always paint each hand differently, one hand was Frozen, and the other was Cars.  Today I present my Cars nails featuring Lightening McQueen!  Ka-Chow!

July 14, 2015


Frozen Nail Art
In case the summer weather was getting too hot for you, here are some icy nails to cool you down.  Inspired by Disney’s Frozen, I channeled my inner Elsa to create this design.

July 11, 2015

Well Done Gryffindor

Gryffindor Nail Art

100 points to Gryffindor!!!  My first Harry Potter inspired nails are probably my most popular nails, so I was super excited when I found these Harry Potter stamping plates by Aiyoohehe.

July 09, 2015

Caffeine Buzz

Coffee Nail Art

But first, coffee.  I totally need my morning shot of caffeine to get my day going.  I love the smell, love the taste, love everything about coffee. 
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