This woman doesn't mess around with her Halloween nail art

Check out her macabre manicure masterpieces.

ByEliza Murphy via via logo
October 25, 2017, 3:16 PM

— -- Editor's Note: This story was originally published on Oct. 25, 2017.

This woman isn’t messing around with her Halloween nail art.

Nichole Saldivar, a manicurist at Artistic Nails in Corpus Christi, Texas, has gained overnight fame for her insanely elaborate glow-in-the-dark “The Nightmare Before Christmas”-themed nail art.

PHOTO: Nichole Herrera of Corpus Christi, Texas, went viral with this Halloween-themed glow-in-the-dark manicure.
Nichole Herrera of Corpus Christi, Texas, went viral with this Halloween-themed glow-in-the-dark manicure.
Nichole Herrera

When she first started doing nails, “they were horrid,” Saldivar, 29, told ABC News.

“They were really bad, but I just kept practicing,” she continued. “Over the 8 years I’ve been doing it, I’ve been picking up different techniques. You have to be very patient with your work. I’m very patient, and that’s what it takes.”

The nail artist said the glow-in-the-dark manicure took her about two hours to complete using water-based nail stripper brushes.

PHOTO: Nicole Saldivar completed this glow in the dark nail creation.
Nicole Saldivar completed this glow in the dark nail creation.
Nicole Saldivar

Saldivar’s Halloween masterpieces don’t stop there, though. Check out these other macabre manicures.

Terrifying clown and frightening flames

PHOTO: Nichole Herrera completed this creepy clown manicure in an hour.
Nichole Herrera completed this creepy clown manicure in an hour.
Nichole Herrera

Day of the Dead sugar skulls

PHOTO: She painted Day of the Dead sugar skills on this woman's nails.
She painted Day of the Dead sugar skills on this woman's nails.
Nichole Herrera

Ghoulish spiderwebs and bats

Aladdin-themed genie blue design

PHOTO: There's even an Aladdin themed creation.
There's even an Aladdin themed creation.
Nicole Saldivar

Spine-chilling glow-in-the-dark spiders

Creepy and cute little skeletons

Saldivar said over-the-top nail art is her favorite thing to do as a manicurist.

“They’re just more fun,” she told ABC News. “It takes more time, but whenever someone asks for a crazy design, I’ll book myself out so I know it’s perfect and I’m not in a rush while I’m doing it. I’m very passionate about my work.”

PHOTO: Nichole Herrera is a manicurist at Artistic Nails in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Nichole Herrera is a manicurist at Artistic Nails in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Nichole Herrera

She one day hopes to get her own nail workspace so she can have mommy-daughter manicure time with her 1-year-old.

“She’s obviously too young for nail art now, but when she’s older, she’s definitely going to be the guinea pig,” Saldivar said with a laugh.

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