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I tried a couple of ideas for today’s manicure. My first was ghosts, but I was not really feeling freehand work. For my second I finally tried Frankenstein patchwork but it looked too crowded. After that bought of freehand, I felt pretty discouraged so I sat down and flipped through my stamping plates. I came across a nocturnal creature and I was suddenly inspired…Vampire Bats! And to top it off, I combined two RA-friendly techniques: splatter and saran-wrap!

So here’s a fun story…sort of…When I worked the morning shift at the animal hospital one of my duties was to walk the dogs in the outside yard. These walks took place at 5 a.m. so I stood outside with the “barkers” to make sure they didn’t bark. One morning while I stood next to this patch of decorative bamboo in the yard, I heard a rustling in the leaves. I thought it was a person or animal but it was coming from the top. I freaked out thinking whatever it was might jump on me, grabbed the dog and ran inside. Later, I was telling this story to one of the receptionists and she told me bats were pretty common in our neck of the woods. She also told me she never walked her dog, at night, in forests or patches of trees and never ever let her dog out by itself. Bats carry rabies!

I love watching bats in captivity but out in the wild!…Nope! Anyways…

I hope you like it!


Halloween Nail Art Challenge - Villians | The Rite of AgingI started with two coats of Zoya Goldie as my base.

I “saran wrapped” with Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora and butter London Scuppered. I sealed the base with a generous coat of Seche Vite.

 I “splatter painted” with Wet n Wild I Red Good Book.

I stamped with Bundle Monster plate BM-314 and Konad Special Polish Black.


Hi my name is Monica and I have RA.


Don’t forget to check out the other villains below!