'Nail your books' is something that Cristina at The princess of storyland started where she shows off her book inspired nails.
I spotted the feature over at Books, biscuits and tea last week and thought I'd give it a go myself, I probably won't post every week, more when the inspiration strikes me lol.
So, today's nails were inspired by the UK covers for the Morganville vampires series by Rachel Caine, particularly Bitter blood, the newest arrival which I just finished reading last night and it was awesome.
Here's the cover;
And here's my nails;
(Click on it to see it bigger.)
- Sally Hansen miracle cure strengthener base coat
- Rimmel 60 seconds Rapid ruby
- Rimmel 60 seconds Black out
- Rimmel Lycra pro Posh trash
- Sally Hansen Insta-dri top coat
-First I started off by applying a couple of coats of base coat, you got to have base! I used Sally Hansen miracle cure strengthener as I have quite weak nails.
-Next I did a red and black gradient, it's much easier for me to point you to this tutorial than try to explain myself how to do it!
-Once that had dried, I used a toothpick to draw the pattern.
-Then I used an insta-dri top coat which really does dry your nails super quick!