December N.A.I.L. Linkup Announcement

December!  That festive time of year when you’ll be shopping for gifts, attending holiday parties and celebrating New Years.  Better paint those nails nice- you’ll be a social butterfly, whether you like it or not!  The holidays have that effect on us, don’t they?

Brijits Digits, Craftynail and Eeeek! Nail Polish! are bringing you 5 great ideas for nail art this December as part of Nail Art Ideas Linkup.  Join in with us and you’ll be sporting the most festive of nails!  Let’s see what’s on the plate for December…

NAIL LINKUP Dec2013

Theme 1- SNOWFLAKES

Theme 2- SHOPPING

Theme 3- WINTER SOLSTICE

Theme 4- FESTIVE FRENCH MANI

Theme 5- NEW YEAR

Feel free to share one of our December N.A.I.L. graphics on your page.  We made two different widgets this month so you can choose your favorite!

As far as nail challenges go, you’ll enjoy the N.A.I.L. Linkup since it’s fun and flexible.  No big commitment!

    • Do one of the weekly themes, or do them all- it’s up to you!
    • The dates for each week are only suggestions- you can post your nails whenever you want in December.
    • The nail art ideas/themes are open to interpretation.  You can create whatever kind of design you want!  Stamps, stickers, acrylics- they’re all game!
    • We encourage all nail enthusiasts to join in whether you have a blog, FB, IG, Tumblr, etc…
    • Don’t forget to enter the URL to your nails via the inlinkz below.

N.A.I.L. December Theme 1 – Snowflakes

N.A.I.L. December Theme 2 – Shopping

N.A.I.L. December Theme 3 – Winter Solstice

N.A.I.L. December Theme 4 – Festive French Manis

N.A.I.L. December Theme 5 – New Year

Any questions about NAIL ART IDEAS LINKUP?  Contact us or read more about N.A.I.L. on our blog links below.  See you in December!

signed,

Brijit from Brijits Digits

Jacqui from Craftynail

Jemma from Eeeek! Nail Polish! 

Snow Bunny Nails!

I don’t want to write this whole post in Caps Lock mode… so you’ll have to take my word for it– I am excited over here!!!!!!!   Nail Polish Canada is hosting their 2nd Annual Holiday Nail Art Challenge and I’m participating this year!  They were going to announce the first theme yesterday so I basically spent all my free time obsessively checking my email waiting for the prompt! 🙂 Upon finding out that the theme is SNOW I quickly thought of SNOW BUNNIES!  You skiers out there may enjoy this nail art!  Here are my cute snow bunnies skiing down the slope…

snow bunny by craftynail

You can click THIS LINK to see all the contestants’ manicures.  If you’d like to vote for mine simply enter your name and your email and then pick CRAFTYNAIL.COM from the list of participants.  Whomever gets the most votes this week wins a bunch of nail polishes from Nail Polish Canada.  I clearly don’t have enough nail polishes, so thank you in advance! 😉  And may the odds be ever in my favor! ha!

snowbunny skiing by Craftynail

I really love my lil bunnies and trees and I’d like to give credit to this cutie graphic I found online (which was the perfect inspiration for this mani).  Of course painting a tiny little ski bunny was a challenge, but hey- I’m up for a good challenge! It probably would’ve been much easier with acrylic paints, but what can I say?  I’m a nail polish kinda girl. 🙂

I made my own nail decals by hand-painting my snowbunnies and trees with nail polish onto a plastic baggy.  I waited overnight for the I decals to dry and then placed them over my blue and teal painted nails.  I put some white dots on top to look like lil snowflakes and then topped them with seche vite.  I love diy nail decals because when you topcoat them they melt down and adhere to your nail like magic.  Oh, I also would like to mention that my bunnies and snow flakes were painted using OPI’s Alpine Snow.  So maybe I should call this mani Alpine Snow Bunnies? 😀

This manicure really got me into the holiday spirit!  It even snowed here in NY today.  I’m really feelin it now!!!!!!!  Don’t forget to vote for your fave snowy nails here and Happy Holidays!

-Craftynail xx