40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Orange, Purple, and Green

This is going up a little late as I've been moving and then on holiday and apparently my scheduled posts stopped posting after a bit!! Apologies on that but here's my weekly design for the New Crumpets Nail Tarts!  This week my challenge was to do green, orange and purple nails with a half and half pattern.  I decided to do these triangular nails and then mix up the colors. This is a fun one to do if you use a more neutral base because it makes your nails look like CLAWS!  I hope you all enjoyed your week and I can't wait for you to see what I have coming up next month. :) Check out the other designs below!!

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Geeks!

It's that time again!! Today the challenge for The New Crumpets Nail Tarts is Geeks.  Now, I'm a TOTAL geek.  I love all things geeky: Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, LOST, science...I could keep going.  Thing is though I've done SOOO many geek mani's now that I found myself a bit stumped on this one.  Then...I remembered that I love to play games (I'm a Nintendo geek!!) and one of my favorite ones is Animal Crossing! So I decided to pay homage to the game with this fun, albeit not so perfectly executed mani. :)  My Tom Nook could've been better but overall I'm pretty stoked with how this came out!  I hope you're enjoying these challenges. Check out the other girls art below and I'll see you with more Crumpet art next week! :)

Feelin' Foxy...

It's the final day of Autumn Week with The Digital Dozen!! These weeks seem to just fly by, don't they?  For today I went a little outside the box and decided to do this foxy manicure.  I really have no idea how foxes play into Autumn but for some reason now that fall is here I see them everywhere. I don't mean live ones either!  I've never done fox nails before and my sister sent me a picture of some the other day so it seemed like a good time to try it out!  I did most of my nails like little fox tails because of the shape and then I did just the one with a little fox face.  These were really quite a bit easier than I anticipated so it's possible I may incorporate more foxes into my art!  I hope you had fun with us during Autumn Week! Check out the other girls art below! :)

Splash into Autum!

It's day four of Autumn Week with The Digital Dozen. Today I have a splash mani for you! I tried this technique for the first time during the last Digital Dozen week and I LOVE IT.  It's really fun to mix and match it and it's so stupid easy to do it's not even funny.  This time I did two colors for the splash and I mixed up my stamps a bit so my accent has much more coverage than the other nails.  I wanted it to incorporate the changing of summer into Autumn but I think maybe I should've done the colors in the opposite direction because it kind of looks more like Autumn blending into Spring! Still I really love the end result!! Don't forget to check out the other girls art below!!

Leaf me alone!

It's day three of Autumn Week with The Digital Dozen!!  Today I have this fun repeating leaf pattern for you!  Sometime back I did a look sort of like this with several shades of flowers overlapping one another. It's still a favorite of mine and it was also one of the mani's I did when I started doing Flashback Friday art.  This was another one where I started out with a different direction and then ended up coming round to this one.  I'm basically obsessed with white nails and I'm trying to break out of that some but it's just not working! :P  Anyway I hope you enjoy these and don't forget to check out the other ladies art below!!

What a-corny joke!

It's day two of Autumn Week with The Digital Dozen and today I have these cute acorn nails for you.  Somehow my matte topcoat got sort of smooshy and two of my nails have a bit of a texture to them but overall I really loved this design. You all know how much I LOVE to squeeze leopard prints into these challenges and for me this was sort of a play off the leopard print.  Also like leopard print, this manicure is SUPER easy and only requires a dotting tool. Definitely a win!! This is one of those mani's I was talking about where I started off with something that was a complete fail-tastic mess and then re-did it and ended up here. You can check out the failed look in a new series I'm starting up next week! Until then, I hope you enjoy these and don't forget to check out the other ladies art  below!!

The Digital Dozen DOES...Autumn!!

It's time for another week with The Digital Dozen!! This week we're doing Autumn themed nails.  I was so excited about this theme and then when it crept up somehow I lost all my motivation. Then I ended up doing a bunch of looks which were sort of fails and then I had to re-do them and....well they're at least close to being wins! ;P  Here's my first look!

On Thanksgiving a few years ago I did a turkey themed look using my nails as feathers with my thumb as the turkey head.  So from that I sort of sprung up this idea to do leaves.  My nails are a perfect shape for this but the only issue for me was that it came out a bit too similar to the feathers. :/  However, there is a win in there too because I am one of those people who love holiday nail art but HATE that it really has to be removed the next day or it looks kind of dated. :/ So you can wear your turkey for a day and then swap out your thumb for a leaf and voila! Thanksgiving to fall with only two nails to change! :)  I hope you enjoy these! Don't forget to check out the other ladies art below!

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40 Great Nail Ideas -- Teal

It's time for another challenge with The New Crumpets Nail Tarts.  The challenge today was teal and then as we've got different designs to go along with the challenge, my extra challenge was to do a gradient.  I'm in the process of moving houses so all my nail supplies aren't readily available and, unfortunately, one of those things was a proper nail sponge.  However I felt this gradient still came out quite unique.  I did a lighter color and then popped some glitter over the top!  It sort of reminds me of a wave in the ocean.  :)  I hope you like these!  Until next week!! :)

40 Great Nail Ideas -- Hobbies

Today I have something SO fun for you guys!! I've started a new challenge called Forty Great Nail Ideas with The New Crumpets Nail Tarts.  Way back in the day I was part of the original Purple Fairy Crumpets and this is basically that group revamped (although with other upgrades in between!!).  So I'm super excited to be back with the Nail Tarts and this challenge is extra cool because it's going to run for the full length of the YEAR.  So you'll get to see some really fun art from me and loads of other ladies once a week!  Our first challenge was to do a mani based on hobbies.  I have SO many hobbies that it was a little tricky to choose one and on top it's sort of difficult to translate hobbies onto your nails sometimes.  I decided to choose yoga though.  I started with yoga about five years ago and I didn't love it.  I did it like, twice or something and then stopped.  I've always been very active and I love sports and working out and it was just way too...low energy for me.  Not that it isn't work because it is but it's sort of more relaxing than something that will pump you up.  Then about a year ago I went back to it as a 'break' from my regular high energy workouts so that I could do less lengthy workouts during the week and spread them over seven days.  Now with my CFS it's really the only thing I'm able to handle ALL the time and adding it to my daily workouts has made a huge difference in how much I'm able to do on a standard day.  I guess you could say I've grown to love it. :P  Anyway this is a layered splash marble technique with some fun yoga symbols on top. I hope you enjoy the mani and don't forget to check out the other ladies mani's below!! 

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