1. Went a bit out of my comfort zone this week with some leopard print using the Essie Fall 2014 collection. More details on thepolishsquirrel.com! #nails #nailart #essie #fall


  2. Fall Leopard

    I really cannot get enough of how amazing these polishes from the Essie Fall Collection look together!  Once I saw them, I knew I had to use them together.  I don’t do leopard print that often, but I thought it would look really great with these colors.

    fall leopard

    All of the colors I used are from Essie’s Fall 2014 collection: The Perfect Cover-UP (dark teal), Fall in Line (green), and Take it Outside…

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  3. Essie Fall 2014

    Fall is my favorite time of year for nail polish collections.  I adore the deep blues, greens, and teals, vampy purples and reds, delicate grays, and interesting nudes.  I ended up buying both the Essie and OPI fall collections in their entirety this year (oops!) and I’m still deciding which of the China Glaze’s I want (they all look so pretty!).  If I’m being completely honest, there isn’t much…

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  4. Did some nail art inspired by The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Love how these turned out! #nails #nailart #thenightcircus #erinmorgenstern


  5. The Night Circus

    Time for another book-inspired post!  Despite the fact that my literary theory class is totally kicking my ass, I’ve somehow been reading books like crazy.  I’ve actually really been enjoying reading as I go through grad school, because even though I’m only two classes in, I feel like I have a better appreciation of well-written books.  One of my recent favorites is The Night Circusby Erin…

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  6. More nail art using polishes from the new OPI Nordic Collection on thepolishsquirrel.com today! #nailart #nails #opi

  7. Plaid nails using the OPI Nordic collection. Check ‘em out at thepolishsquirrel.com. #nails #nailart #opi #plaid #fall


  8. Nordic Plaid

    I’ve been such a bad blogger lately – it’s been almost a month since my last post!  Grad school has been kicking my ass, and every time I’ve actually had time to do nail art, I’ve just been completely unmotivated.  But I’m back with a design using colors from OPI’s Nordic Collection for Fall 2014.  It’s not as clean as I would have liked (I definitely think I’m out of practice), but I think it…

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  9. Nail art inspired by Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman today on thepolishsquirrel.com! Finally got around to doing some book nail art. #nails #nailart #booknails #neverwhere #nailgaiman


  10. Neverwhere

    Finally another book-inspired post!  I just finished reading my first Neil Gaiman book, Neverwhere, and it was incredible!  Definitely a unique book.  Kind of like a modern Alice in Wonderland.  So, naturally, I had to do some Neverwhere nail art.


    I used Essie Going Incognito as the base for all the nails, and Sinful Colors Chick Chick to paint the designs.  It’s slight sheerness really worked…

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