Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative: Books - Week 2

Hello lovelies!

I have a quick post for you guys today since it's late and I need a little sleep before class. It's scary how many times, I've started off a post with that exact sentence...anyone got any time management tips?...haha.....sigh....

Anyways, onto the nails!
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I love how these turned out!




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Here's what I used:


Today's nails were inspired by the cover of the book, Marshlands by Matthew Olshan, designed by Oliver Munday. When I started pinning ideas for this month's The Nail Challenge Collaborative theme, I knew that I had to paint this cover on my nails. I don't know why but it just looked like it would make some great nail art and I definitely think it did!

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These nails started with two coats of Love.Angel.Music.Baby. I used Black Out and my fan brush to lightly dab on some spots. When that had dried, I painted on different blocks of My Vampire Is Buff and used my fan brush again to dab on some black dots. After that, I painted on the blue sections with Blue Slate. The water lines and little boat were done with acrylic paint and my detail brush. Everything was sealed in with a layer of HK Girl.

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This is definitely not your typical nail art design but I think that's why I like it so much! Different is always a good thing in my books (:


Thanks for reading guys!

-Marisa! (:






22 comments:

  1. These look great! I really need to get started on my second manicure for this theme asap.

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  2. A fine tribute to Oliver Munday's brilliant artwork. The author approves! All the best, Matthew

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  3. This looks amazing! Fantastic recreation!

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  4. Beautiful mani. My time management tips involve giving up everything except nails!

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  5. This looks so great! Time management? What's that? Procrastinators unite….tomorrow!

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  6. These are incredible!! I love love love the colors together, this is such an awesome mani!

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  7. Amazing mani! Seeing yours makes me want to create something as well!!

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  8. Love these manis that are inspired by a book! Nice work.

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  9. I loooooooooooove these! You nailed that book art! It looks so interesting as a mani as well!

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  10. Thank you! Haha can I drop out of college and just do nails?

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  11. Thank you! And yes!! Always push it off till tomorrow!

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  12. I haven't either but it sounds interesting!

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  13. Thank you and yes, go make something! (:

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