Monday, October 31, 2022

13 Days of Halloween 2022 Recap

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Here it is! My 13 Days of Halloween! I had so many ideas and well, I didn't even do half of them. I always say I will start Halloween manicures in mid-September and I never get around to it haha. My fault! But at least I got 13 Days, which as you remember, used to be the original Freeform schedule, LOL. So here it is! All 13 days!


13 Days of Halloween: Haunted House Starry Night

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I can’t believe that it’s Halloween. This means it’s the end of my favorite season and we will move straight into the holidays (well, some people already have). Later today, I will be posting my recap of my 13 Days of Halloween but first let me show you Day 13! I went back-and-forth on what I wanted to do but as I was walking around the city this past weekend, I saw a pretty poster in Sotheby’s of a van Gogh painting. Thus I created my van Gogh Halloween scene. 

Sunday, October 30, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Swirly Bats

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Hello everyone! Today's nail art is one of those arts that in my head, might be meh. Of course, when I finished, I was like ahhhh, I love this! Literally, this took minutes, like under ten, and it is just so cool!

Friday, October 28, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Favorite Media-Inspired Halloween Looks

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For my last recap, I am focusing on movies and television! Looking back at ten years of Halloween manicures was seriously fun. I must have spent hours just browsing, compiling, and linking these posts, because I am so proud what has been on my nails for a decade! So let's take a look at my favorite media-inspired looks!


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: McDonald’s Halloween Pails Nail Art

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All right everyone, be honest; did you go out and grab a Halloween pail from McDonald's? I had these as a kid and actually, my mom still has one of mine haha. Had to ask her! She uses it to store craft stuff in it. So when I heard McDonald's was releasing a new round of pails, I had to have them. Then I was like, let's do some nail art.


Monday, October 24, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Ghosts in Costume

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BOO. Ghosts coming at you today! Honestly, this nail art came out of the fact that I still hadn't put away Stella Chroma Ghost (September Polish Pickup) and well, I had wanted to do some ghost nail art! I had seen a gift bag at a store with ghosts dressed up in costume and well, that's the inspiration. Some ghosts on top of Ghost. Plus, I wanted some purple nail art!

Saturday, October 22, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Patterned Pumpkins

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Hello all! Today I have some patterned pumpkins which was inspired by a cute plate I saw at Home Goods. I actually own a different one than what inspired this one, but I loved the idea of different oranges and patterns on a pumpkin. Now as I type this, I regret not buying it, but how many pumpkin plates do I need? The answer is as many as I want!

Thursday, October 20, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Favorites Halloween Handpainted Looks

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 This post is a doozy because wow, it reminds me of when I had time (LOL) and did such intricate art. Although, many of these are super simple and can be completed in minutes! I like the mix of stuff that probably took me 60-90 mins and some that were like 20 minutes. So let's take a look!


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Candy Corn Halloween Plaid

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 I feel like candy corn colors are winning me over this season and I just keep doing Halloween arts in this color way. But come on, it's just so iconic! I loved my autumn plaid nails and wanted to do more plaid for Halloween.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Black and Orange Half-Moon

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I have to say, my Halloween looks are a bit subdued this year. I’m finishing my second Masters degree and also just have so much going on. I have ideas in my head and they don’t necessarily translate to my nails. That being said, I still like to share all things on this blogs, fails and successes. 

Friday, October 14, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Favorite Halloween Stamping

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I know at the end of every year, I question whether or not I will continue posting to my blog, since my readership is way down, my blog is still blocked from FB and IG, and my IG followers have definitely stagnated. I don't mind though, because I still love doing my nails. It's just whether I continue to show them. That inspired me to look down the road at TEN, yes 10, years of Halloween manicures. I broke the memory lane up into three posts, that I have tried to theme! I just can't believe I've been sharing Halloween nails for a decade!! Today's post is dedicated to all things Halloween stamping!


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Reflective Spiderwebs

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I feel like all Halloween nail art requires at least one spider look. I pulled out all of my stamping plates that contain Halloween images and every single one had an image to do with spiders. I knew I wanted to combine spider stamping with a reflective nail polish because Halloween is at night, and believe it or not, you’ll see lots of bright lights outside to make a reflective polish pop. So let’s take a look at the super fun stamping.

Monday, October 10, 2022

13 Day of Halloween: Spooky Eyes

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More Halloween! This time, I did a super simple manicure inspired by a cake I saw at Magnolia Bakery. This was a super simple cake with rosettes and giant eyes! I loved it! I took a picture, but may have deleted it because I could not find it. But then I saw it's on their site if you want it (lol!).

Saturday, October 8, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Secret BOO

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Hello everyone! Today kicks off hopefully my 13 Days of Halloween nail art! Life is so hectic and I find I only do my nails once a week. A rare week, I do my nails twice. So the thought of 13 nail arts in one month sounded impossible. So this year, I’m doing some super quick and easy art! These might look very different from previous years with super intricate arts. In addition, these 13 days will include some look backs on my favorite Halloween arts from the last ten years!


Thursday, October 6, 2022

Autumn Plaid

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Hello everyone! It was also my father's birthday in September so I did some nails to celebrate him! His favorite color is orange, so my nails are an orange ode to my father. Just doing plain orange nails was not enough though; I had to amp it up!

Monday, October 3, 2022

Metallic Celestial Stamping with Stella Chroma

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Cheers to the week as we are in the best month of the year. But I do love September, because it is my darling's birthday! Yes, I wore these in September and just did not have time to post! My darling lovessss white nails. It's his thing. He also requests I wear them, so I did for his birthday!

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Stella Chroma I’m the Bigger Bear Collection

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So the newest collection by Stella Chroma is inspired by the TV show Yellowstone. I recorded the entire series on my DVR during a marathon one weekend and then let it sit for six months before I watched it. In the meantime, Pam of Stella Chroma had already just watched it and told me she needed me to watch it so we could discuss. Finally I caved and went through the entire series in just over a month.