Guest post and my very own naughty LOLCAT!

I was just featured on Polished PR’s blog.  You should check it out!  Especially if you are on the job market- because along side my teal glittery nails I’ve thrown in a job interviewing tip! Here it is at Jenn’s blog >> Craftynail’s JUST FOR ME MANI

teal glitter nails

And for fun, I recently made myself an original LOLCAT meme featuring my naughty little kitteh named Fergie.  I may previously shown you a pic of her when I first caught her sitting on my boyfriend’s laptop.  At the time, I thought it was devilishly cute, but lately, she has taken it to a whole other level.  Recently she has been obsessed with sitting on the desktop tower and Justin’s laptop.  Any chance she gets…. she’s so bad!  So I made this little LOLCAT of her.  What do you think?


Awesome guest post by Nail Polish Society

 I’m outta town right now!  Hello from Las Vegas!  Since I’m away from my computer I would like to present to you my very first guest post featured on my Craftynail blog!  Let me introduce you to a blog I LOOOOVE called NAIL POLISH SOCIETY!  Emiline, take it away…..
Greetings! I’m Emiline Harris from Nail Polish Society. This is my first guest post ever (how am I doing so far?), and I am soo excited to do it for Craftynail!! Jacqui is talented in so many ways, with her creativity, variety, and entertaining posts. As a new blog around town, I am honored by this opportunity!

A little about myself- A few months ago I was really drawn in by all the nail blogs I was discovering. Soon enough I had the itch to start my own blog. In a short time my collection has quintupled (at least)! So why Nail Polish Society? Well here’s a little insider information that I’ve never shared before! The inspiration for my blog name came from my love of organizational societies: National Geographic Society, Dead Poet Society, Relief Society, Jane Austen Letter Writing SocietySociety for Creative Anachronism (it’s a real thing, as I just discovered). “Society” sounds classy, and a place where you can feel included. That’s the environment I want to foster with my blog.

Now on to the important stuff.. the nails! As complex as it looks, this is honestly one of the fastest nail art manicures I’ve done! I’ll give you a little step-by-step, so all you crafty people can recreate it yourselves!

To begin my manicure I applied two coats of Zoya Seraphina on each nail.


How I did the water marbling for my index and middle fingers:

  1. First I used Scotch tape to mask off the skin around my nails, to make cleanup easier. 
  2. I filled up a plastic cup with luke warm water and alternated drops of Zoya Seraphina, OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam!, and OPI..Eurso Euro until I had multiple rings of each color.
  3. With a toothpick I made a design in the rings of color, and dipped my index finger into the water over the area where the design looked the best.
  4. With a toothpick I removed the rest of polish from the surface of the water before taking my finger out.
  5. I pulled off the tape and removed extra polish with my cleanup brush.
  6. I repeated the process, this time creating a different design, for my middle finger.
For my thumb and pinky I did another try of the water spotted technique (you can see my first attempt here.)
  1. First I used Scotch tape to mask off the skin around my nails, to make cleanup easier. 
  2. I filled up a plastic cup with luke warm water and added multiple drops of OPI..EursoEuro
  3. Aiming from a few inches away, I spritzed body spray onto the polish until enough holes appeared.
  4. I dipped my thumb and pinky into the water over the best parts of the design at the same time.
  5. With a toothpick I removed the rest of polish from the surface of the water before taking my fingers out.
  6. I pulled off the tape and removed extra polish with my cleanup brush.

For my ring finger I applied one coat of Sephora by OPI Flurry Up! over the two coats of Zoya Seraphina. It was SO sparkly, I loved it!

I finished off the mani with a coat of Seche Vite to seal everything in and speed up drying time.

What I used:

Zoya Seraphina- silver

OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam!- light silvery blue

OPI…Eurso Euro- bright navy blue

Sephora by OPI Flurry Up!- silver glitter

Seche Vite top coat

What do you think of the medley of designs? I hope you enjoyed it! I would love to see any recreations/interpretation of this, just leave a link on my facebook page, or twitter. Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for reading, and a BIG thank you again to Jacqui! 

OMG, don’t you love these nails and the fact that she made the speckles with scented body spray?!  So crafty!  And I hafta say, I love the name NAIL POLISH SOCIETY.  The appearance of Emiline’s blog is so cool and official-feeling too.  Because I follow her blog I feel like a full-fledged member of her ‘society’.  Ahhh, it feels so good to belong!  lol.  If you are curious to see more of Emiline’s nails, you should def check out this SKULL MANI she came up with.  She did the cutest fashion show with her nail art, inspired by America’s Next Top Model.  You hafta see it.  Thanks to Emiline for helping me out during my hiatus!    -Jacqui

Sugar Spun Mummies: my guest post!

It’s getting close to halloween and there’s no shortage of halloween nail art in wordpress land!  Lacquered by BlueVanilla blog is running a ten day halloween nail art extravaganza filled with spooky designs and guest posts.  They asked me to share one of my halloween manicures with them, and I was more than happy to oblige.  I did some super fun sugar spun mummy nails and I just love how they came out!  Be sure to click on over to see my guest post on Lacquered by BlueVanilla right here!

Here’s a sneak peak of my nails…

craftynail sugar spun mummies

Guest post at Lucy’s Stash

Hi all!! I’m back from my vacation- and back to the grind tomorrow at work! So bittersweet!
Today my guest post for Lucy’s Stash was published and I’d love for you to see it! Lucy’s nail art blog is huge- she’s an amazing talent! It’s so exciting that she asked moi to create a nail art design to grace her web pages!  I went with a fun, bright manicure… it’s a black scattered holo base with a cool rainbow splash design over top!   Ya gotta check it out here >> HOLO RAINBOW SPLASH


My guest post at Dizzy Little Digits- Dental Floss Nail Art!

dental_floss_nail_artHey nail fans!! Denise (the bloggerista behind Dizzy Little Digits) is in Ireland right now and I am so happy to put this manicure together for her blog while she’s away.  I created this Irish-inspired look using dental floss!  Have you ever tried that technique out before?  If you want to find out more please view my guest post at Dizzy Little Digits!!

If you don’t already follow Denise’s blog- you will love it!  She posts a lot and she always has the cutest nail art designs!  So please check her out or find her on bloglovin!

Have a great day!