Pretty Pink Pumpkin Nails

Pretty Pink Pumpkin Nails

One of our themes for the OCT #NAILlinkup is PUMPKIN and I wanted to do something really pretty.  Just google ‘pink pumpkins’ and you will be blown all by all the pretty! So here’s my go at non-traditional pumpkins.  I did throw some orange in there for good measure, but also some orchid, light pink and bronze!

pretty pink pumpkin nails pretty pumpkin nails pumpkin nailsLater this week I’ll have to show you a swatch of this orchid color I keep wearing. …

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Easy Zoya Cassedy Nail Art

Easy Zoya Cassedy Nail Art

This is my kinda nail art- simple, yet striking.  An effortless design like this is perfect for a busy mid-week mani, and is also easy to do on both hands.  What’s not to love about that?  I’m wearing two coats of Zoya Cassedy and some simple nail art using a dark blue AVON Gel Finish nail polish called Inked Up. I applied the blue with two quick swipes of my striper brush, then filled in the…

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Favorite Indie for #naillinkup

Favorite Indie for #naillinkup

I feel like I don’t have a lot of indie polishes… so I counted them this morning.  Apparently I have 51 of them.  Which is way more than I thought!  Some of my faves in my stash are my Brijits Digits indies because well, she’s a very good friend of mine, but also because her hand blended polishes are tres sophistiques! Like Rasbie Cosmowhich is a sexy raspberry color with blue shimmer running…

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Tutorial guest post at

Tutorial guest post at

Hi Everyone!The Snail and the Rose Tree Nails Did you see the cool tutorial I put together for Luchessa’s Hans Christian Andersen feature? I based my nails on the famed fable called The Snail and the Rose-Tree.  And I put together two little pictoral tutes for you, one of which is for my cute lil glitter placement snail!  Go check it out here and see the rest of my pics »>

The Snail and the Rose-Tree nail art tutorial by…

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Textured nails for #naillinkup

Textured nails for #naillinkup

I shortened my nails a lil bit last night and I just love how they look in black! When my nails are long I just can’t handle black- it looks too stark and vampy, but at this length- I really like them! I was itching to wear black today, especially since it’s perfect for fall and halloweentime (check out my IG nails too). So for this October N.A.I.L. Linkup mani I started with a nice black base…

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A Radiant Orchid Halloween!

A Radiant Orchid Halloween!

Nail Polish Canada always has the coolest nail art contests!  So here’s my entry for their Halloween brewhaha.  I went with a radiant orchid theme and I got some crackle, some spiderwebs and a ghost pumpkin goin on here-

radiant orchid halloween nails by craftynail orchid halloween nails by CraftynailI recently bought a new radiant orchid polish since I’m lovin the pantone color of the year! It’s funny, before radiant orchid was announced for 2014, I never even owned an…

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Neutral Nails for #TheBeautyBuffs

Neutral Nails for #TheBeautyBuffs

Neutral nail polishes are a must-have in any girl’s collection.  Neutrals are great for everyday wear, and especially for the office.  I like to pull out a beige or sandy color when I have a big work event where I’ll meet and greet with lots of people.  I’d like to think that a perfectly polished neutral manicure makes people think ‘this woman’s got it together!”

I have this gorgeous neutral in…

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Shimmer Candace

I have a gorgeous autumn manicure featuring another one of my Shimmer polishes.  Here’s Shimmer Candace, over a dark, dark green.

Shimmer Candace swatch

Here I’m wearing two coats of Essence Deep Sea, Baby! which is a very dark green, bordering on black.  Then I applied one easy coat of Shimmer Polish Candace.  One coat of topcoat smoothed it out nicely.  How perfect are these nails for a crisp fall day?

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Here’s a…

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Mentality Black Opaque for Stamping

Mentality Black Opaque for Stamping

Black is my most used color for nail stamping. I was running out of my Konad special polish and I wanted to try something new, something that hopefully smears less when I apply topcoat.  So I started googling ‘indie polish for stamping’ and came across a post at Cosmetic Sanctuaryand I was like AWESOME!  I didn’t know that Mentality made opaque nail polishes made for stamping.  Did you? With…

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Splatter nails for #naillinkup

Splatter nails for #naillinkup

I’m happy that we’re into October for N.A.I.L.because that’s when all the festive nail art themes start kicking in! I’m psyched to get going on vampy halloween nails.  But first, I have some multi-colored splatter nails to show you. Not all of our themes each month are holiday-related… we always like to have some random styles and techniques peppered in the mix. Like this week’s SPLATTER theme,…

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