Tuesday, November 18, 2014

52 Week Challenge: The Historian

Hello lovelies!

How is your day going so far? I don't really know what to write today so we're going to hope this post comes out alright haha. I fell asleep at like 7pm last night because I wasn't feeling well, and I woke up at 4am this morning. Weird, right? I'm wide awake but kind of just feeling blah. I'm hoping that coffee helps because I have a lot I want to get done!

Anyways, onto the nails!
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I feel like I don't wear brown nail polish enough. Which, actually, it's been almost a month since I last posted brown nails....and I don't know where I was going with that...so okay, yeah, moving on!




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Here's what I used:


This week's themes for the 52 Week Challenge are books and brown. I decided to do nail art inspired by the book, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. The book cover has a face on it but I've never attempted to paint a face on my nails before so I improvised.

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These nails started with two coats of My Vampire Is Buff, which I let dry. Then using the watercolor technique (dab some polish on and move it around with a paintbrush dipped in acetone), I added the other brown polishes on. That was sealed in with a layer of HK Girl. When that dried, I used a straight Nail Vinyl to block off the stripe and I added You Don't Know Jacques!. The pink lines were added on with acrylic paint and my striping brush. Everything was finished with another layer of HK Girl.

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These nails aren't something that I would usually wear but I like them. Book covers are turning out to be a really good source of nail art inspiration!


Thanks for reading guys!

-Marisa! (:











23 comments:

  1. Pink & Brown is a favorite combo of mine. :) Hope you feel better!

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  2. The brown and pink combination is always nice.

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  3. I agree with the other ladies: pink and brown is a fantastic combo!

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  4. Oooh, I love that pink and brown together! Hopefully the coffee helped!

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  5. The Dalai Lama's NailsNovember 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    pretty colors :) and really cool use of the nail vinyls!

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  6. Ooh! Now I want to do nails inspired by a book cover!

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  7. This looks so cool! I love these looks you ladies are doing inspired by book covers!

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  8. I really like how your mani can go with the book or stand alone without it.

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  9. These are cool! I had to take a peek of the book cover, you did a great job!

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  10. When I first saw this I thought it reminded me of fancy chocolate. Like the wrapping for a decadent piece of candy. Is that weird? It's totally weird but I'm fine with that :p

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  11. Love the brown band, just like old aged paper!

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  12. I always do black and pink but brown and pink is definitely nice!

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  13. Haha I can totally see that!! It's not weird at all!

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  14. Love it and love the book also, one of my favorites.

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