February N.A.I.L. Challenge Announcement #NAILLINKUP

Hey N.A.I.L. Challengers!! It’s officially February so Brijits DigitsCraftynail, and Eeeek! Nail Polish! have some new themes for you as part of the Nail Art Ideas Linkup.  You guessed it- there’s a Valentine’s theme thrown in there.  But we promise we won’t get all ‘saccharine sweet’ on you!  More on that after the jump!  Let’s see the February prompts, shall we?

RED (week 1)- Let’s get back to basics.  Red nails!  They’re classy and sexy.  Show us some nail art using the color red or maybe share your favorite red nail polish with us.  This theme is also inspired by Wear Red Day (February 7th) to help raise awareness for heart disease in women.

VALENTINES DAY (week 2)- A Valentines Day theme is basically ‘a given’ for February, but you can get as romantic or as dark as you want!  If you love flowers or hearts it’s your time to shine.  But if the sight of Cupid makes you want to choke someone… well, then let’s see those gloom and doom designs too!

GRADIENT (week 3)- Gradients are a nice basic nail art technique with so much room for interpretation.  You can use different tools, different colors, the possibilities are endless.  Show us what you’ve got!

GLITTER (week 4)-  The life of a nail polish addict would not be the same without it, yet our glitter polishes sit there unused far too often.  Pick through your stash and find your most gorgeous bottle.  Flip it upside down now so the glitter mixes up and settles on top.  Then you’ll be all prepped for glitter week!

Here are the rules for Nail Art Ideas Linkup (N.A.I.L.)……

  • Do one of the weekly themes, or do them all.  It’s flexible!
  • The dates for each week are only suggestions- you can post your nails whenever you want in February.
  • The nail art ideas/themes are open to interpretation so you can create whatever kind of design you want! Stamps, stickers, acrylics- anything goes!
  • We encourage all nail enthusiasts to join in no matter what platform you use; blog, FB, IG, Tumblr, etc…
  • Feel free to post our widget on your site and you can use hashtag #NAILLINKUP on your social media.
  • Lastly but most importantly, don’t forget to share your nail pics via the inlinkz below.

Red :

Valentines Day :

Gradient :

Glitter :

February NAILLINKUPAny questions about NAIL ART IDEAS LINKUP?  Contact us or read more about N.A.I.L. on our blog links below.  We look forward to seeing your nails this February!

signed,

Brijit from Brijits Digits

Jacqui from Craftynail

Jemma from Eeeek! Nail Polish! 

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! 

November N.A.I.L. Challenge

Need some inspiration for your next nail art?  Brijit’s Digits, Craftynail and Eeeek! Nail Polish!  got you covered!  Here are the themes for our November N.A.I.L. challenge called Nail Art Ideas Linkup….

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  • The dates are just ‘suggested’ dates.  Submit your manicure whenever you want in November.
  • You don’t need to do all four themes if you don’t want to.  No pressure!
  • The nail art ideas/themes are open to interpretation.  So do whatever floats your boat!
  • We encourage all nail lovers to join in whether you have a blog, FB, IG, Tumblr, etc…
  • If you’re a hashtagger you can use #NAILLINKUP on social media sites.
  • Feel free to copy our widget and share it!  The N.A.I.L. graphic is square this month, did you notice?  🙂
  • Post pics of your November N.A.I.L. manicures to your corner of the internet and then enter your URLs via the inlinkz below.

Solar Eclipse :

Movember Moustaches :

Animals & Pets :

Feathers :

December tries to steal the limelight with all the festive holiday manicures… but we refuse to let November sit on the sidelines!  Let’s get creative with our November nails!  The Movember Moustaches theme will be especially fun.  If you’ve never heard of Movember here’s a quick explanation from wikipedia:  Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities.  Afterall, who doesn’t love muchos moustachios!?!  And the natural place to put a moustache is on your nails, no?

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 November!

signed,

Brijit from Brijits Digits

Jacqui from Craftynail

Jemma from Eeeek! Nail Polish! 

October NAIL Linkup

Hey ladies and gents!  (What? A blogger can always hope!)  Nail Art Ideas Linkup is still going strong!  This October Eeeek! Nail Polish!, Brijit’s Digits and Craftynail are bringing you 5 themes instead of the usual 4.  You won’t run out of ideas for nail art this month!  Here’s what’s going on…

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We’ve simplified things a bit for October.  We won’t be utilizing the VOTING tool any longer… so no more crowning a NAIL GENIUS each week.  Sure, we all voted on a bunch of amazing manis, and it was so much fun while it lasted, but we don’t want you to feel like this is a competition or anything!  Just a great way to share our designs with each other!  Plus, simpler is better, don’t you think?  With that in mind, our themes will not close at the end of each week either.  You may remember that you previously needed to submit your nail art within a 7 day period or the linkz would close.  Well, not anymore!  All 5 inlinkz will be open all month.  This way you have flexibility with your submissions.  The dates for each week are now simply suggested dates- so go ahead and post when you can.  Easy, right?

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?  That brings us to the first NAIL theme of October!  Don’t put those pink nail polishes away for the winter just yet- Breast Cancer Awareness week starts tomorrow.  That’s right, the October NAIL Linkup starts tomorrow! (hashtag #naillinkup)  Here are the links:

30th Sept – 6th Oct – Breast Cancer Awareness :
7th-13th Oct – Autumn Trees :
14th-20th Oct – Things That Go Bump in the Night :
21st-27th Oct – Treats and Sweets :
28th Oct – 3rd Nov – Hallow E’en :

September 2013 Nail Art Ideas Linkup

Have you heard about our nail art challenge*?  Brijit’s Digits, Eeeek! Nail Polish! and I are hosting a monthly challenge* called Nail Art Ideas Linkup!

Why is there an asterisk by the word challenge?? Even though Nail Art Ideas Linkup (NAIL) sounds like a regular ol’ nail art challenge…. it’s actually more of a way for us to share our nail art!  So Brijit, Jemma and I prefer to call it a Linkup. 😀  We’ve got four nail art ideas (themes) per month… so you’ll never run out of inspiration for your next manicure design!  It’ll be fun to share our NAIL pics with eachother each week so join in whenever you’d like!  It’s not a challenge per se, so you don’t have to do each week if you don’t want to.  Plus, after each weeks’ links close up- you can cast 3 votes for your favorite NAIL Genius Of The Week!

Each theme will have links open for one week.  Example- Theme 1 is Back to School.  So you can post your ‘school mani’ anytime between Sept 2 and Sept 8 by accessing the inlinkz on my Nail Art Ideas Linkup Reference Page on the menu of my blog.  Your submissions will need to be a URL from your blog, Instagram, Facebook account, etc.  All we ask is that you post a unique design that you created with the Linkup in mind.  And if you happen to win NAIL Genius Of The Week we’ll create a cool little brag badge for you!

Here are the dates & themes for September 2013……

Theme 1- BACK TO SCHOOL: Sept 2 – Sept 8

Theme 2- SPORTS: Sept 9 – Sept 15

Theme 3- GAMES & APPS: Sept 16 – Sept 22

Theme 4- ASTROLOGY: Sept 23 – Sept 29

Are you ready for some September nail art inspiration?  Do you think you’ll join in?  Drop a comment!