Snowflakes for N.A.I.L. Linkup

Hey everyone!  This nail art is for week 1 of the December Nail Art Ideas Linkup!  The theme is snowflakes….

snow flake nail art

Shown here is…

♥ BASE COAT- Sally Hansen Maximum Growth

♥ BASE COLOR- 2 coats of Dancing Nails, a rose-colored metallic from Sinful Colors.

♥ GOLD GRADIENT- I sponged Julie G Metallic Heels onto the tips of my nails.  This rose/gold metallic gradient looked so cool!

♥ WHITE SNOWFLAKES- I stamped white Konad polish using my MoYou Festive 03 Plate.

♥ ACCENT NAIL-  The 3 maroon and beige snowflakes are a water slide decal, and then I placed rhinestones on top.

♥ Topcoat – 1 coat of Seche Vite

snowflake nails

Don’t you just love winter-scene manis?  I hope we see a lot more snowflake designs in the #NAILLINKUP!  Here’s the gallery:

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

Brijit designed two beautiful widgets for the NAIL Linkup this month- a blue one and pink one!  Don’t they look sweet?  Which one is your fave?  I’m really groovin on the pink one!

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! 

Thanksgiving feather nails for #NAILLINKUP

Today I’m sharing my last mani for the November NAIL Linkup. That means the announcement for the December themes is right around the corner! If you are getting in the spirit for holiday manis then you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled to the blog! Brijit and Jemma and I will be posting the themes real soon! And if you’re not into the whole ‘santa thing’ don’t worry – because we’ve got some non-denominational fun for you. That way you can make your nails as Christmas-y or Non-Christmasy as you’d like!

Here’s my week 4 mani for N.A.I.L. Linkup.  The theme is FEATHERS:
turkey feather nails for fall

My two middle fingers are painted a deep brown shimmer called Sunrise by Kardashian Beauty.  This is my first time trying a Kardashian nail polish.  Not impressed.  At all.  The end of the brush bristles were cut at a slant so I couldn’t get a clean curved paint line around my cuticles.  I think the brush was defective.  Also, the bottle was sealed with a little bar code sticker that left an icky glue-y reside on the outside of the bottle.  I probably won’t wear this polish again.  Which is a shame since it’s a really nice dark color, but the brush really turned me off. UPDATE ON THIS DEFECTIVE BRUSH!

I painted some thanksgiving-colored turkey feathers over top of my dark brown Kardashian color.  My feathers were done in orange, yellow and green polish using what I like to call my ‘splash design’.   Then I painted little black lines inside the splashes to transform them into feathers.  I like doing splashes- they’re really easy for me to do and I like their retro feel.  You can see my other splash manis here and here.

The Kardashian polish was a pain so I painted my other nails with an OPI liquid sand called What Wizardry is This?  I think Liquid Sand applies so easily and has such a lovely texture.  That’s a good enough excuse for me to throw some texture in my manicure. 🙂  At first I was turned off by texture since you couldn’t use topcoat with it.  I am super impatient so I always wanna use quick-dry seche on top of my manicures.  But, textured polishes seem to dry very fast and also do not show dings and marks… so I’m cool with it now.

fall feather nails

There’s still some time left for November though- so please feel free to add your manis to the inlinkz below.  Did you do a Movember moustache mani yet?  If not, I hope you jump on the bandwagon!  Or else you may have to wait a whole ‘nother year to do some seasonally-appropriate moustache nails. LOL!

Solar Eclipse :

Movember Moustaches :

Animals & Pets :

Feathers :

November NAIL Widget