Tuesday, September 24, 2013

31DC2013 - day 24

It is Day 24 of the 31 Day Challenge and the theme is Inspired by a Book.
In both previous years of this challenge I did nails inspired by different books from one of my favorite authors, Ellen Hopkins, and this year shall be no different. (Check out Glass and Perfect.)

This year I modeled my nails on the art for Impulse! This was always my favorite book from Ellen Hopkins but I haven't read it in a while. This has made me want to pick it up again!

I started the nails with a base of OPI - Paint My Moji-toes Red. It's a red with just the right dusty tint to match the book cover.
I used three colors on top with the dab-off method to create the messy, almost splattered look:
OPI - Oh Cabana Boy
piCture pOlish - Warning
China Glaze - Gothic Lolita

I added black lines for a little more interest.

And now I'll go share this to Ellen Hopkins' Facebook page and hope she stops by my page.
Hope you guys like it! Just one more week left in the challenge!


  1. I really like these nails. I remember reading all her books when I was in high school ^^.

  2. cool mani :) I love the colours used for this great job! xx

  3. I also really love her books, they are so different to the 'norm' that is out these days, don't you think? This is my favourite book from her also, so I'm going to have to try this mani now!

  4. Love your nails!

    xo Maddy
    PS. I am holding a Halloween giveaway on my blog & giving away 2 nail polishes & 3 sets of decals by Beyond the Nail
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