40 Great Nail Art Ideas – Halloween

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Twas the night before Halloween and all through lands

Crumpet’s Nail Tarts came together to show off the art on their hands…

Hello my most fabulous readers!  Ok, ok so I’m not really a poet of any merit, but, it IS the night before Halloween and yes Crumpet’s Nail Tarts are celebrating this holiday in force!  I’m going to show you my Halloween-themed nail art and guess what it wasn’t that hard!  Anyone can do it!


40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Halloween

40 Great Nail Art Ideas – Halloween


Ooooh yeah!  I’m actually having a lot of fun with freehand nail art these days.  This is a combination of freehand art and stamped art and I thought it turned out pretty cute!  And yes (except for the black and white) it’s all indies!

I started with a base of Pretty & Polished Thyme and Time Again.  On my two middle fingers I hand-painted Frankenstein and his bride (I was inspired by a nail art video I saw but it was randomly on my facebook feed and I couldn’t find it again to credit where my inspiration came from).  My Frank is a little weird but I’m still fantastically happy with this considering my novice-level skill!  I used Octopus Party Nail Lacquer – Universal Loner for the touches of red.

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Halloween

40 Great Nail Art Ideas – Halloween

On the other fingers I added a gradient to the Thyme and Time again base using Pretty & Polished – Amethyst or Am I That? and Bohemian Polish – Long Gone.  I then stamped over the gradient nails with an image from Vivid Lacquer – VL041.

All in all I’m calling this a win!  Do you like this too?  Do you think you might give something like this a shot?  I definitely suggest that everyone branch out of their comfort zone now and then, which is why I joined this nail art challenge.  I hope ya’ll are enjoying it as much as I have been.  Sound off in the comments I love to hear from you.

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40 Great Nail Art Ideas – Geek Week!

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Yes my dear readers.  This is by far and away one of the weeks I was looking forward to the most!  We all know where it’s going to go right?  I have a love for so many pop culture things but by far and away I like the geeky shows and books the most.  Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Firefly, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog, Lord of the Rings, Supernatural, The Hunger Games (books not movies), Harry Potter (books not movies), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow… Do I really need to continue?  I think you get the idea!  Anyway I did not mention the one that has the biggest piece of my heart and that’s Doctor Who of COURSE!  So today you’ll get to see a homage to the 11th Doctor (I’ve been wanting to do this one for awhile but never had a good time or reason to).

Now, the 11th Doctor (played by Matt Smith) was not necessarily my favorite Doctor.  But, I grew to love him despite a rocky beginning.  By the end I was just as sad and cried just as hard to see him regenerate as with earlier Doctors.  *sniffles* Ah the feels. Ok enough of that!  Onto the nail art!

Geek Week - Homage to the 11th Doctor

Geek Week – Homage to the 11th Doctor

Bow ties are cool!  I knew the minute I saw this stamp that it would become part of an 11th Doctor nail art look!  I’m sure that it’s not meant to be bow ties (it comes from a Christmas-themed plate) but it’s so very like the red bow ties that the 11th Doctor wore so well that I could not resist.

Geek Week - Homage to the 11th Doctor

Geek Week – Homage to the 11th Doctor

To get this look I started by painting my fore and middle fingernails in a plain white (I used Sinful Colors – Snow Me White, I know I know it’s not indie but I do use mainstream white and a few other plain colors for stamping and such right now).  I then painted my ring and pinkie fingernails with A Study in Polish – Not Our Division.  I let that dry a bit then I came back in and on the first two fingers I stamped the “bow tie” design from the Cici & Sisi – Christmas 2014 plate using Octopus Party Nail Lacquer – Universal Loner.  On the last two I stamped a star design from Bundle Monster – BM20 in silver (Sally Hansen – Silver Sweep, don’t judge!).  Of course I couldn’t stop there.  I needed to add an awesome 11th Doctor profile and a TARDIS vinyl from YouPolish!  Top coat the whole thing and voila, a fitting homage to the 11th if I do say so myself!

I was really happy with how this one turned out.  Don’t forget to check out the InLinkz below to see the rest of the amazing nail art that is turning up for Geek Week!

Until next time may your days be filled with Glitter and Flakies!


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40 Great Nail Art Ideas – Hobbies

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Hello my lovely readers.  I have something a bit new for you today!  I have joined the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts and have committed to a nail art challenge that is going to span the whole year!  This is how it’s going to work.  Every other Friday you will see a nail art post from me (as I get better at doing these nail art posts maybe I’ll include some tutorials and things like that) based on that week’s theme!  This is the first week of the challenge and I have been just so excited to share this with you.  I decided I wanted to do this for a couple of reasons:  1.  I want to improve my nail art game and I hope to see a definitive difference from my posts early this year and later on, 2.  I want to incorporate some more variety in the blog, 3.  I hope ya’ll will like it!

So here’s how it works:  Crumpet’s Nail Tarts are getting together to show you (our wonderful readers) 40 Great Nail Art Ideas.  At the bottom of each post will be an InLinkz so that you can easily check out everyone’s nail art looks.  Without further ado:


This week’s theme is Hobbies.  I was pretty excited about this one.  I thought and thought about it.  Should I do something that involves the jelly and jam-making that I love doing, should I do nail art inspired by nail art (this was a definite contender!), or should I do something that involves my longest love and passion.  I finally landed on my longest-loved hobby – Reading!

Crumpet's Nail Tarts - 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Crumpet’s Nail Tarts – 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Now, I know it’s not perfect, I totally bumped my ring finger before my topcoat was fully dry but I didn’t notice until the picture was taken.  Ah, well.  I’m new to this posting nail art game so a few snags here and there at the beginning is ok with me.

Crumpet's Nail Tarts - 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Crumpet’s Nail Tarts – 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

The thing about this is, this is all hand-painted by me.  I do not do a lot of freehand nail art because, well, I don’t feel like I have the chops.  So I was really proud of this one.  I did not trust myself to paint directly on my nails so I made my own decals and hand-painted them and then applied them as I would any decal, whether it be reverse stamping, or a dry water-marble decal.  This epitomizes my love of books and my desire to see everyone read more.  Oh and if these colors look familiar?  They should I just reviewed the Creme a la mode box a few days ago here and then used them all in this nail art look!

I hope that you like this new nail art adventure. Don’t forget to check out all the awesome blogs below to see more great nail art ideas!

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