Saturday, September 24, 2011

31 Day Challenge: Day 24

Hi guys!
Today I'm going to be showing you what I think is my best design thus far for the challenge.

The theme is Inspired by a Book, and I knew exactly which book to choose!
My favorite author is Ellen Hopkins so of course I had to do one of her books. I even have an autographed book from her!

Coincidentally, her latest one just released 2 weeks ago on my birthday! I haven't had time to go buy it yet, but I did these nails inspired by the cover art!


I. Love. These. Nails.


I couldn't stop staring at them. They were so fast and easy and so visually pleasing!


Here are the polishes I used to create this look:


The base color is one of my all-time favorites, OPI Skull and Glossbones. (I recently bought the full-size bottle of this because the mini is not enough!)
For the coloring I used L.A. Colors Color Craze in Static Electricity & Nuclear Energy, plus elf Dark Navy & Dark Glitter Purple.


To create the messy watercolor look, I first mixed small amounts of the L.A. Colors polishes with clear polish on some paper. Using a dry brush I smeared some messily onto my nails. This made the polish really thin and give it just a hint of color.

Then, again with a dry brush, I smeared on some of the deeper elf colors and just quickly brushed them on to make them messy and splatter-ish.


Sadly, I did these nails and had to take them off 10 minutes later because they weren't an appropriate mani for where I had to go that day. Boo hoo.
I need to do this again and be able to appreciate the mani for more than 10 minutes!


What do you guys think? Did I capture the book cover well? Would you wear this grungey look?

31 comments:

  1. These look SO great! I love the colors and it looks just like the book cover!

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  2. Awesome!! This mani looks just like the book cover! I would love to wear this. It makes me want to read the book now lol ;P

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  3. Came out amazing, it matches the book cover so well!!

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  4. Oh I love this! Such a nice design. Reminds me of an Impressionist painting!

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  5. I would absolutely wear this! Awesome!

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  6. Oh girl you did this perfectly! I would wear this all day ERRY DAY

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  7. Stunning. Absolutely gorgeous - you have the cover exactly.

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  8. Awesome. Stunning. Amazing.

    Also I think you just sold me Skull and Glossbones.

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  9. I haven't got to read that book yet, I've read some of her others. I love your nails here, they're gorgeous!

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  10. It looks exactly like the book cover! Great job!


    xoxox

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  11. Cool! Represents the book very well!

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  12. Because I'm as big a book nerd as a nail nerd, can you tell me a little about her? I'm always looking for new authors.....

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  13. Lovely, and the books looks interesting too :)

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  14. I love your nails! They really do match Perfect. One of my favourite authors is also Ellen Hopkins! Haha :)

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  15. Wow, this is one great manicure. It kinda makes me want to read the book! :)

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  16. Very nice! Love the watercolouring effect :)

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  17. Really lovely! The colors are gorgeous together. You did a great job of capturing the feel of the cover art.

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  18. this is a spit image of the book cover! great job!

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  19. I love your interp. of the book cover- and it's still fashion forward, I'd wear it. just started following you and just started my 30 day nail challenge yesterday! good job!

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  20. love the base color and the art! love love

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  21. This is really perfection :D I loveeee this manicure! And I'm sorry for short wearing time :/

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  22. Beautiful! I've never read any of her books, I'll have to go check them out!

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  23. Ellen Hopkins put this on her facebook!

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