Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dug up bones nail art for Halloween

Be careful digging in your backyard this fall season... you never know what you might find!

Heehee I had been stewing on this nail art design for a while now! It's a base of acrylic paint, the grass is made with flocking powder and the bones.... are REAL! Nahh just kidding, they're made with 3D sculpting gel.

It took a lot of different steps and some logic for the order of the steps, but none of it was hard or really very time consuming :)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jack Skellington nail art for Halloween

I didn't think I'd ever paint Jack Skellington nail art but his amazed, sensitive side seemed to call to me. I've always wanted to try painting in black & white. Turns out it's fun!

The best thing is, the whole design is done with only TWO bottles of paint: black aaaaand white! And ofcourse I used my awesome Mitty Peachy 000 detail brush.

I painted on a base of Picture Polish Bright White. The other nails are Picture Polish Black, topped with the OPI matte top coat.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Invisible hangman nail art for Halloween

Who wants to play HANGMAN?? It's game over before you even start!! I love coming up with these 'designs with a twist' that change their meaning in the dark.

I made a gradient using Serum No. 5 Blue Blazes & Glo-balt Blue for the background. The moon is made with white acrylic paint first, to make a base for Serum No. 5 Guiding Lights. The rest is all painted with acrylic paint.

My funniest moment with this design is my mom's reaction. I showed her the light pic and she exclaimed "Awww now THAT is a nice view! See, you can make lovely Halloween art too!" And then I clicked through to the glow pic... Her face!!! I hadn't laughed so hard in weeks!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Killer cards nail art

Oh ouch! I didn't think that cheating while playing cards would get me THIS! I think they might have been demonic cards, but still...

I printed the cards from my computer and cut them out using little scissors. The whole effect is made with liquid latex, some red paint, scar wax (from the party supply store - special effects makeup aisle) and also a bit of top coat for the shiny effect.

This is yummy and yucky at the same time! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Zombie crush nail art for Halloween

Smell that foul odor of rotting flesh? It's your friendly neighborhood zombie crawling out of his hole to eat your brains!!! This freak was a lot of fun to paint... and also freaked me out a little bit :-p

The base is SuperChic Lacquer Zombie Crush and it's delicious!! I painted the zombie with acrylic paint and my Mitty Peachy 000 detail brush.

At first it was just a floating head & arm and it looked... off. I added a little arm to the side of it and some ground underneath, and suddenly it looked like he was dragging himself which was awesomely freaky!

I received SuperChic Lacquer Zombie Crush & Mitty Peachy 000 as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Afraid of the dark - nail art for Halloween

What's your biggest fear... Spiders? Monsters? Darkness? How about ALL OF THEM!

I painted this scene with acrylic paint and my Mitty Peachy 000 & Candy 00 detail brushes.

To make the glow in the dark eyes, I just added some Serum No. 5 Budding Lights after I finished painting the design. It's really creepy how they glow!

I used to be REALLY afraid of the dark as a kid. I'd especially be scared of anything that might be lurking under my bed, so I'd run up to it and jump on it real quick so nothing could grab my legs. One day I had a really scary dream about something lurking in the closet.... and I haven't been afraid since :-p

Monday, October 10, 2016

Parrot Polish Take Me To The Mountains collection

More nature! Show me them nails! Who says hiking & beauty can't go together?

Today I'm showing you the Take Me To The Mountains collection by Parrot Polish. They're all delicious shimmers that will seduce and entice you until you can't take it anymore and you just feel like grabbing a horse and adventuring out into the wild!

They are available from and you can even use the discount code parrot10 for 10% off! Now please sit back, relax, and let the video wash over you :D

I received the Take Me To The Mountains collection by Parrot Polish as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.