This is my design for the SPRING FLOWERS theme of the N.A.I.L. Linkup! The colors I chose are a bit more intense than the usual spring pastels. But then again, it doesn’t feel like spring yet in NY! It was kinda nice out yesterday, but today is like brrrrr.
BASE COLOR ♥ I Love Nail Polish – Grape Alicious
STAMPING NAIL POLISH ♥ AVON Mirror – Blaze
STAMPING PLATE ♥ MoYou London – Pro Collection 04
RHINESTONES ♥ magenta gems from Sally’s Beauty Supply
ACCENT NAIL GLITTER ♥ Sinful Colors – Star Dust
NAILLINKUP Spring Flowers –
Week 2 of the March N.A.I.L. Linkup is AQUA. I picked through my stash for the best aqua shades (ironically two of them had the word MINT in them.. go figure) and I came up with this cute leopard print. I only tried leopard one time before, using water-based paints and only on 2 fingers, so hopefully this came out okay!
What I’m wearing:
base color ♥ wet n wild I Need a Refresh-Mint
blue sponged on tips ♥ NYC Skyline Blue
silver spots ♥ OPI Push and Shove
teal glitter ♥ Sinful Colors Lush Life
black striper polish ♥ L.A. Colors Art Deco in black
I’m excited to wear my new OPI Push and Shove mirror polish! I haven’t worn it on it’s own yet, and since I’ve been dying to try it, I decided to make my leopard spots with it! To make my silver spots look even cooler I thought I’d add my Sinful Colors teal glitter in little blobs over top… but unfortunately the sinful formula wasn’t dense enough with glitter. So I ended up lightly swiping the glitter over the entire nail instead. Not really the look I was going for since I really only wanted it over the silver, but as I always say… it’s good to want things! Other than that little change in plans, the leopard print was pretty easy to do. Now I wanna try it again!
I hope you like my first ‘real’ attempt at leopard print! You can see the other aqua designs right here:
It’s March, lassies! That means we’ve got another month of fun themes for the Nail Art ideas Linkup! As the old Irish proverb says, “A handful of skill is worth a bagful of gold“* Don’t be shy, we know you have handfuls of nail art skills! So show us what you’ve got this month for St Paddy’s Day! Here are the N.A.I.L. themes:
*you will not get a bagful of gold if you participate in N.A.I.L.
STAMPING (week 1)- Get out your nail stamping plates and share your one-of-a-kind design! If you don’t have a nail stamping kit then you can stamp something else on your nails. We are flexible.
AQUA (week 2)- Aquamarine is the birthstone for March babies. But really this is an excuse to dig out some of our aqua nail polishes. Honestly, aqua is gorgeous, right?
ST PATRICKS DAY (week 3)- Shamrocks, rainbows, pots of gold, green, green, and more green! We’re sure you can come up with some fun nails for this holiday!
SPRING FLOWERS (week 4)- For many of us it’s inching towards Spring. And who doesn’t love flowers? This theme will get you in the mood for some sunshiney weather.
Here are the rules for Nail Art Ideas Linkup (we like to call it N.A.I.L.)……
- 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 March.
- 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.
- Feel free to post our graphic on your site to share the word and use hashtag #NAILLINKUP on your social media.
- Lastly but most importantly, don’t forget to enter the URL to your nails via the inlinkz below! They’ll be open all month.
St Patrick’s Day –
Spring Flowers –
NAIL ART IDEAS LINKUP is hosted by Brijit, Craftynail and Eeeek. We are all nice ladies (or at least we’d like to think so LOL) so feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all! You can also read more info about our monthly N.A.I.L. Linkup on our blog links below. We look forward to seeing your nails this March!
Brijit from Brijits Digits
Jacqui from Craftynail
Jemma from Eeeek! Nail Polish!