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.
Hello everyone! Those of you who have been following me on Twitter for at least a few months might remember that a.) I’m a big fan of cutepolish‘s Youtube channel and b.) I adored her city skyline nails. So much so that I just couldn’t resist giving them a try back in August. (see the result here) When I was rearranging my bookcase the other day I realised it looks a little bit like the skyscrapers on Divergent’s cover. So I added a bit of glitter and silvery colours to the base coat and… well, this is how it turned out.
If you’d like to recreate this look, you’ll need the following:
- Base coat (Quick Dry Nail Colour 13 by Rival de Loop)
- Silver nail varnish (Metal Shine by Miss Sporty)
- Black nail varnish (Fatal Black by Miss Sporty) or a black nail art pen
- Top coat (Ultra Gloss Nail Shine by Essence)
- A cosmetic sponge
The only thing you’ll need to change is the colours. After starting off with a base coat, I applied one coat of slightly darker blue and let it dry. Next, instead of the blue/purple combination, I applied some silver nail polish onto a cosmetic sponge and sponged this colour halfway down my nails. I also used this silver polish for the tiny windows (instead of the white one in the video). And the rest is the same.
Will you give it a try? Have you tried any book cover inspired nail designs recently?