One of our NAIL themes for October is THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT. I was really drawing a blank on this one. Which is kind of ironic considering I suggested this theme when Brijit and Eeeek and I were corroborating about the October NAIL prompts! I just had too many ideas swimming in my head- bats, vampires, creepy crawlies….so I turned to google for some inspiration. I found an artist named Vicky Scott who created this illustration called..
wait for it..
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT! How appropriate. You can see her cute print here on Hire an Illustrator. I really liked the image she created- especially her spooky eyes floating in the darkness. Eyeballs seemed liked they’d be easy to paint on a small nail canvas so here’s what I came up with…
I applied Sally Hansen Maximum Growth as my basecoat, two coats of Essence Grey-t To Be Here, and then I hand painted the black accents and eyes using red white and black polishes. I waited a good 20 minutes before I applied my seche topcoat because I would’ve hated to smear the eyes if they weren’t dry. I didn’t do too much nail art on this mani so I didn’t want to ruin the little bit that I did do!
The next mani I want to work on is the next October NAIL theme: TREATS AND SWEETS! Nom nom nom! Hopefully we’ll see some peanut butter or chocolate. Or both!
Breast Cancer Awareness :
Autumn Trees :
Things That Go Bump in the Night :
Treats and Sweets :
Hallow E’en :
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…
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 :