Monstrous family portrait nail art with a sweet green wallpaper background and reverse stamping decals of framed monster strewn with cobwebs.

Dead the Halls

January 8, 2024 Lisa 0

Today’s look just didn’t want to come together in my head. The prompt was Dead the Halls and I had plenty of ideas that I could paint for it, but nothing really stood out to me. My sticking point was that I had this monster Christmas wreath image I wanted Read More

A Year of the Rabbit mani using the lucky colors for rabbits, some creepy glow in the dark alien rabbits, and zany background stamping.

Invasion of the Bunny Aliens

January 28, 2023 Lisa 0

I have just not wanted to do anything but read the past few days. But I have finally mustered enough of a sense of duty to finally post this: my lucky mani for Chinese New Year. Its focus is mostly on the crazy alien-like bunnies and is much less Chinese Read More

Krampus nail art on a red/green thermal polish with circles of plaid pattern and Halloween-esque things and rejection of jollyness.

Merry Krampus

December 13, 2022 Lisa 0

I really wanted to paint some Krampus nail art last year. I had two Hit the Bottle Bah Humbug stamping plates and I was ready. Sadly, I didn’t have the capacity and posted maybe once that month. So I was extra happy to paint today’s look. And it also included Read More

A magnetic monstrous purple-y pink and neon yellow-green kraken nail art with stamping decals of kraken patterns and tentacles in the ocean.

Beware the Kraken

August 19, 2022 Lisa 2

There are too many human monsters running around trying to take other people’s rights. Please be sure to vote this year (and that includes the primaries where the main candidates get picked!). With that said, it’s time to celebrate one of my favorite oceanic monsters: the kraken. I love cephalopods. Read More

A holiday mashup nail design for Halloween and Easter with a pink/yellow thermal polish and zombie/monster rabbit stamping decals.

Easter-ween

April 8, 2022 Lisa 0

I’ve really been enjoying the Instagram prompts from @inkednailzartchallenge. They’re just that little bit edgy and alt-culture for me. I hit a few prompts in March and I’m going to get them all this month if I can. They started off April with a bang by coming up with an Read More

A glow in the dark nail art of a Caribbean half octopus half shark monster, lusca, attacking against a black/red duochrome teal sea.

Lurking Lusca

March 17, 2022 Lisa 0

On this blog we always try to celebrate Shark Week with some nail art and I also loooove the octopus. So when I purchased a stamping plate that had a strange creature with both octopus tentacles and a shark’s head, I knew I had to use it. The lusca is Read More

Zombie nail art with cartoon zombie head stamping decals and on a mustard/orange/brown tri-thermal base with orange and gold glitters.

Zombie Days

April 28, 2021 Lisa 0

What is it like to be a zombie? I really like to get in their (fictional) heads and find out. Like…are they in a kind of fugue state until something triggers them into eat mode? Is there an end game? Most zombie-related entertainment seems to focus on the pure monster Read More

Yellow and orange nail art with the demon Luci (cat) from Netflix's Disenchanted freehand painted on top of flames.

Luci the “Cat”

January 19, 2021 Lisa 2

My husband and I have been watching Netflix’s animated tv show Disenchanted since it started. It was created by the same person that started The Simpsons and Futurama–both shows that I watched in their early seasons. So if your sense of humor loved either of them, you’ll also love Disenchanted. Read More

Bright celery green nail art with a skull and crossed swords stamped on top.

Skull and Swords

October 17, 2020 Lisa 2

It feels a little lame to say this, but I had to color in the stamping decal of the skull twice because my brain registered the sword tips as horns on the skull so I used the wrong color on them. Woops! Anyway, this nail art falls into a general Read More

Pugly green nail art with skeletal mermaid cat double stamping decals and a teal to green gradient.

Undead Mermaid Cats of the Deep

October 13, 2020 Lisa 1

Halloween tends to really bring my love for cats out to play. It’s probably why 2 out of 3 nail arts have featured kitties so far. I doubt I’ll be able to keep such a pawsome ratio up with Inktober going on as well, but hopefully there will be one Read More

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