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:
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.
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 :
The theme for Nail Art Ideas Linkup this week is Animals & Pets. So I couldn’t resist painting my own pet onto my nails. My cat’s name is Fergie and she’s a dilute tortoiseshell kitty with cool grey and peachy colors in her fur. Her name was actually FOGGY when I adopted her, but I changed it to Fergie and she didn’t even notice. Nowadays she’s so Fergalicious I can’t imagine her any other way! 🙂 She’s such a fluffy little livewire! She’s super vocal- meow meow meow all the time, and she can be quite temperamental at times! So we basically treat her like a big baby and spoil her rotten as to not upset our special little girl! Fergie gets the royal treatment. (you guessed right- I don’t have kids yet LOL)
If I’m gonna paint my nails in her likeness and the root of her name is FOGGY then I might as well use my new bottle of OPI Haven’t the Foggiest. Foggiest… Foggy… Fergie. Makes sense!
This is the first time I’m trying this polish. I wore it for four days on its own and I hafta say- I am LOVIN IT!!!!!! If you like silvers or metallic shades, then you need this one! It’s super-opaque and applied like a dream. It has a cool brushed chrome finish and it’s not brush strokey. After enjoying Haven’t the Foggiest for several days with no chips- I then painted my kitty Fergie on top. I did a cartoon version of her. Let’s check it out!
The idea to paint my kitty in a cute cartoon style came from a pinterest pin that led me to this article. The article doesn’t link back to the nail artist that came up with it but I really like her nail art! I used it as inspiration and freehanded my design. I also threw in some paw prints… just cause they’re adorbz. I like the way that my Fergie head came out. I think I captured her attitude in an endearing kinda way!
Wanna hear what Fergie did to me yesterday? She came over to sleep near me. I started watching a long youtube video of a guy that just kept talking and talking. Then Justin came in the room so I started talking a lot and laughing, telling him about the funny video. I was being kind of loud and well, apparently, Fergie was getting annoyed with me. So she stood up from her nap, faced me, and meowed “AAGGGGHHHHHH” right at my face! It was like she was sayin, “SHUUUUUUTTUUUUUP!” It was hilarious! I dunno, maybe you had to be there? But that was the first time I ever got yelled at by a cat! It just cracks me and Justin up!
If you’re feeling inspired to paint your pet on your nails- you really should do it! 🙂 If not for fun, then for posterity! Then post your pics somewhere online and link them here: NAIL LINKUP. If you’ve never used the inlinkz thing before and you have questions, then just email me! I hope to see your pet or animal-themed nails!
Animals & Pets :
It’s Movember, the month dedicated to growing your moustache for prostate & testicular cancer awareness! I’m a supporter of movember, are you? And I think moustaches are sexy! If you like your men with facial hair then check out this gallery of ‘stached men who support the cause: MO PHOTOS.
My nails even got in the spirit this month- let’s see my Movember nail design for the N.A.I.L. Linkup!
I free-handed my 2 moustaches and then stamped my other nails. I didn’t paint a moustache on each of my fingers because that would be pushing my luck! I was happy to get two nice looking ‘staches on my left and 2 on my right…. so that’s good enough for me! Quit while you’re ahead. 🙂
Here’s what I’m wearing-
♥ Sally Hansen Maximum Growth as my basecoat – one coat
♥ Brijits Digits Annie Laurie silver polish – three coats
♥ Zoya Ginessa – sponged onto my tips for a slight gradient effect
♥ China Glaze Liquid Leather – black polish used for moustaches and stamping
♥ Konad M79 plate for my dotted stamp design – on pinky and pointer fingers
♥ Cheeky CH55 plate for my necktie stamped design – on my thumb
♥ Seche Vite topcoat
Do you ever finish some nail art and feel this serious vibe that if you topcoat it you will ruin it and make the design bleed? I was totally feeling that vibe with this mani… so I slathered on the seche vite very heavily so that the brush wouldn’t drag across my designs. In doing this I wound up applying way too much topcoat. Oh well! At least there was no bleeding! 🙂
I can’t wait to see the other moustaches for the November Nail Art Ideas Linkup! Please join in- here are the details!
Movember Moustaches :
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….
- 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 :
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!
Brijit from Brijits Digits
Jacqui from Craftynail
Jemma from Eeeek! Nail Polish!
I already did spiderwebs a few weeks ago, but those were hand-painted. These nails I’m showing you now are stamped! I hope you don’t mind some more halloween cobwebs from Crafty! This is my last mani for the October NAIL Linkup. Oooh that means that the November themes are right around the corner! Do you want to join us in a fun, no-pressure nail challenge? Brijit, Eeeek and I will be announcing the November NAIL prompts soon. But here’s a spoiler:
Get your moustache on, missy!!
Alrighty! Well, let’s take a look at my Halloween-themed nails for Oct! I did these nails for a halloween party. I wanted something festive but I didn’t have a lot of time beforehand to do crazy nail art. That’s when stamping comes in handy, for sure! Do you clean your plate in between stamping each nail? I don’t. I get the same results with or without cleaning. So I don’t even bother. I just pound right through and do each nail one right after the other! In just a couple minutes I have a cool stamped mani. 🙂
♥ Sally Hansen Maximum Growth as my base coat
♥ three coats of green ‘no name’ glow-in-the-dark nail polish from Rite Aid
♥ MoYou London Pro Plate 05 XL
♥ China Glaze Smoke and Ashes for stamping
Have a happy halloween everyone! It’s the one time of the year that you’re allowed to take candy from strangers LOL! Here are all the NAIL entries for October-
28th Oct – 3rd Nov Hallow E’en :
21st-27th Oct Treats and Sweets :
14th-20th Oct Things That Go Bump in the Night :
7th-13th Oct Autumn Trees :
30th Sept – 6th Oct Breast Cancer Awareness :