Category Archives: Seasonal

Last Minute Halloween with Models Own

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Last Minute Halloween with Models Own

It’s Halloween today! Are you ready?! Don’t worry if your nails are still bare, I’ve got TWO really quick ideas for you today!

As I mentioned yesterday, I don’t do Halloween, but I’m going to a gig tonight and it seemed the perfect excuse to adorn my nubbins with something a bit different. As I’ve been watching Dexter for the last several months (just started Season 5, no spoilers!) I really wanted to try out blood spatter!

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Spooky Stamping

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Spooky Stamping

It has been a while since I posted! I’ve been moving house, and then not having any space to paint or photograph nails, and there has been all kinds of other boring and stressful stuff. But enough about me, let’s get back to some nails!

I painted this gorgeous gradient as a base for She Sells Seashells graveyard stencils, but they somehow got mislaid in the move. šŸ˜¦ Instead I used them as a base for some stamping with a new MoYou London Gothic plate – this one is No. 07. How fab (and different) is this cobweb?

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Happy Easter! He is Risen!

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Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Happy Easter Sunday! Today I’ve got my left hand to show you – you don’t see that on here too often! This is the other hand of my Easter manicure – I posted the right hand on Friday. I’ve had lots of lovely comments about these all weekend. I’ve had to replace my stickers a few times, particularly on my thumbnails which seem to see a lot of abuse. But all in all, I like these stickers way more than glue. They seem to be much better for my nails and they last about as long. The shape of these nails is lovely!

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Happy Easter! Good Friday Nails

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Happy Easter! Good Friday Nails

I’ve seen a lot of bunny and chick nails over the last few weeks, but these don’t really say Easter to me at all. Spring, sure, but Easter is about more than that! As a Christian, Easter for me is about the death of Jesus and his resurrection 3 days later. So I’ve got two sets of Easter nails to show you – one for today, Good Friday, when we commemorate Jesus being crucified, and then on Easter Sunday I’ve got “He is Risen” nails.

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Belated Christmas Greetings from Monkey Nails!

Belated Christmas Greetings from Monkey Nails!

Yes, I know it’s December 28th and Christmas is now technically over. But it’s still the festive season, right? So I’m bringing you some nails anyway. I would have posted them earlier but I’ve been so busy! I’m staying with family, my sister had a baby… it was chaos all round. I got some good polish presents! Very exciting!

I had a chance to have a go at some of the images I posted waaay back at the beginning of December. Christmas with a twist!

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Christmas With Cute Polish

Christmas With Cute Polish

We interrupt your regular dose of David Bowie to bring you something more seasonal: Christmas nails!

This design by Cute Polish brings together ALL of the classic Christmas nail art – Christmas sweater, gingerbread man, santa, fairy lights, snowflakes and snowmen, candy canes, presents and Christmas tree! Cute Polish is running a competition to win a whole host of amazing prizesĀ and you can get extra entries for recreating her designs and tagging her on Instagram. It seemed only fitting to try out her Christmas tutorial. Check out the bottom of this post for her video!

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December Gig Nails: Gothic Christmas

December Gig Nails: Gothic Christmas

Please vote for this design in Grazia’s Manicure Monday competition!

On Saturday night my band played at The Coach House in Paignton. A handwritten sign on the jukebox read “The management has the right to reject all Christmas songs at all times.” I was glad I decided to go with these slightly understated Christmas nails instead of something a bit more obviously festive!

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