Dreamcatcher Nails

I finally got myself some acrylic paints for nail art.  I wanted to be able to paint thinner lines because nail polish can get so goopy and it’s hard to control at times. For my first acrylic paintscapade I went for black dreamcatchers and feathers.  Do you love dreamcatchers as much as me?  I have them hanging in my car, over my bed, in the guest room, pretty much anywhere I can get away with.

Dreamer Dreamcatcher nailart dreamer catcher nails dream catcher nailsMy accent nail is OPI Alpine Snow, with a couple sheer Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies dabbed on (which you can barely see), and then I used my new black acrylic paint for the nailart.

The other nails are painted with Pahlish Armor Falling Down which is a nice purple indie with gold shimmer.  I dabbed some bronze glitter on my tips using my Poshinality Dreamer glitter topper.  It just seemed fitting to use Dreamer on my dreamcatcher nails.  I even used some of that glitter as accents on my dreamcatcher.  I really like how the individual glitters jazzed up the design… almost like little gems stuck in the web.

Have you tried dreamcatchers?  Maybe we should make them one of the themes for our Nail Art Ideas Linkup for November?

 

 

#NAILLINKUP Themes for September

Welcome to Nail Art Ideas Linkup, also fondly called N.A.I.L.  We’ve been running N.A.I.L. for about a year now and it’s a relaxed monthly nail challenge with about one theme per week.  It’s not really a ‘challenge’ though… it’s more of a linkup.  It’s a great way to share your nail art with other people in the nail art community.  You don’t have to commit to doing all the prompts each month.  It’s up to you so please jump in when you can.  Do your nails anytime during the month and share them using our inlinkz and hashtag #naillinkup.  Keep reading for all the deets!

We took off a month so we could run the 31 day Oh Mon Dieu Challenge in July. But that’s over, the winners have been picked, the prizes have been mailed out and now we’re itching for more nail art!  So do you want to see our NAIL themes for September??

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Theme 1 – APPLES.  September is back to school!  What better time to paint some apples on our nails? As Bing Crosby says, “An apple for the teacher will always do the trick, when you don’t know your lesson in arithmetic.”

Theme 2 – SAPPHIRE.  Sapphire is the birthstone for September.  For this theme you can adorn your nails with gem studs, or maybe select a beautiful blue polish.  However you’d like to interpret Sapphire is up to you.

Theme 3 – WATERCOLOR.  Watercolor nails can be interpreted in different ways.  If you do a web search you’ll find a bunch of great tutorials, many of which are quite different.  But the final effect is similar- nails that look like watercolor paints.  Here’s Craftynail’s watercolor technique if you need some ideas- Easy Watercolor Nailart

Theme 4 -LADYBUGS.  Also called ladybirds in Europe, ladybugs are one of the cutest bugs out there, don’t you think?  Get your red and black out, and let’s see your creativity!  Need some inspiration?  Check out these cute bugs from Eeeek Nail Polish! – Ladybug Nails

Rules for September 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 September.
  • 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 everyone to join in no matter what platform you use- blog, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, etc…
  • Feel free to share and re-post our September graphic to spread the word.
  • 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. These inlinkz will be open all month.

APPLES

SAPPHIRE

WATERCOLOR

LADYBUGS

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NAIL ART IDEAS LINKUP is hosted by Brijits Digits, Craftynail, Eeeek Nail Polish! and Nail That Accent!. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all! You can also read more info about our monthly linkup on our blog links below. We look forward to seeing your nails this September!

happy painting,

Brijit from Brijits Digits

Jacqui from Craftynail

Jemma from Eeeek! Nail Polish!

Lindsay from Nail That Accent!

 

Textured nails for #TheBeautyBuffs

Hey polish lovahs!  I’m happy to have another Beauty Buffs post for you today.  Our group of beauty bloggers posts together every other wednesday and today we’re discussing TEXTURE INSPIRED looks.

As far as nail polish goes, textured polishes are one of my fave styles. For a few reasons. First off, textured nails have a really cool effect so you can wear them on their own (sans nail art) and still get a lot of wow factor.  Second, it’s the only kind of nail polish that I can put on before bed without a quick dry topcoat and not get sheet marks when I wake up.  I love that they are chunky and dry fast and don’t show a lot of flaws! Lastly, they are trendy right now and so easy to find in stores!  You can easily hit up any local drug store or market, head to the beauty aisle and find any number of textured polishes- pretty much every nail polish manufacturer makes some type of textured polish right now.

My fave way to wear textured polish is on a few nails.  Like maybe an accent nail, or incorporated into a skittlette or mix n match manicure.  So today I put together a gorgeous mixed mani using gold and purples.

purple and gold nails textured skittlette manigold textured nailsI’m wearing AVON Burnished Copper from their Brushed Metals collection.  This gold textured polish is pretty much a one-coater but I used two here.  I got this polish from my avon lady for $1.99.  Yup, that’s right!  The purple nails are Color Club Disco Dress with Revlon Charming stamped over top.  My stamp is from the new Pueen Encore set.  Then I made my purple nails matte with my Butter London matte topcoat.  This color combo came out very regal looking, don’t you think?

I’m looking forward to seeing all the other buffs’ textured looks.  Check them out below!

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The Great Polish Giveaway winner!

Did you see who won The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014

Nail Polish Canada announced the winner on their facebook page last week.  In case you missed it, here it is: WINNER WINNER! on FB

Christina M. won the big prize and she’ll get some epic nail mail soon!  Can you believe that she won 200 bottles?  Christina runs her own blog too and she shares her excitement on her blog post here… you should check it out: madricka.blogspot.ca

I can’t wait to see her post an update once she receives the prize.  I can’t even fathom winning that many polishes!  Way to go Christina!

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