Hello and welcome back! Nail Your Books is a feature at The Princess of Storyland that Cristina created in order to show off some great book related nail ideas. They can be anything from a book inspired design to a matching nail varnish. Since I love nail varnishes and – as my Twitter followers know – I often create book cover inspired nail designs for myself, I decided to join this feature and bring them here to the blog to show you.
Today’s nails were “designed” for a book I was reading last week – Eleanor Moran’s The Last Time I Saw You. I absolutely loved both the book and its cover – I think the cover suits the story perfectly well and when I first saw those little green leaves I knew I had to try and incorporate them into a nail design. Well, here’s how it turned out:
I was trying to pick a matching colour for the base coat but I realised none of my 60+ nail varnishes look remotely similar to what I wanted, so I ended up mixing three different colours. It’s actually a super quick and easy to do so if you’d like to give it a go, here’s what you’ll need:
- Base coat (Nail Experts Gold Strength by Avon)
- A purple/blue/grey-ish colour or any other colour of your choice (Cosmic Blue by Avon, Heavy Metallilac by Catrice, and Quick Dry Nail Colour 13 by Rival de Loop )
- A lighter colour for the leaves (Sea Breeze by Avon)
- Top coat (Ultra Gloss Nail Shine by Essence)
- A thin brush or a toothpick
After starting off with a base coat to protect your nails, apply two coats of this purple/blue/grey-ish colour and let it dry. Next, grab a thin brush, a small dotting tool or a toothpick, dip it into the light green varnish and paint some leaves and stripes on your nails (any random stripes will do). And that’s it. 😀 Let it dry and apply a fast drying top coat to protect your nails from chipping.
If you have any favourite book covers you’d like to see in nail art form, make sure to leave a comment with your suggestions above. 🙂