Hey everyone! Today I have a manicure that took me quite a while to complete, probably an hour or two, but it seems only fitting as the book is quite a lengthy one (at least for YA standards).
The book is The Diviners by Libba Bray and it is pos-i-tute-ly fantastic! The story is set in the 1920s and I loved the art deco-look of the cover. I couldn't get the idea of doing a tarot card nail out of my head so I gave it a go. Before I started, I drew it out to get an idea of the proportions I'd have to use to get it to fit on my nail.
And here are the products I used, all of them are mentioned in the description below.
Let's start with the tattoo nail: I started with a base of Chi Chi Can't Buy My Love. Then I added a coat of Butter London Hardware top coat and waited for that to dry. I took Glam Nails nail art pen in Jet Black and drew the horizontal lines, and then the outline of the two people. I added the sun, the rays and then the VI and the word LOVER (I didn't quite space it right so I had to leave off the S!)
I used Barry M Mushroom and a thin brush to draw the trees on either side as well as the hair on both people. I added the green using Glam Nails nail art pen in Emerald Green and the flowers with Glam Nails nail art pen in Cherry Red. I filled in the sun using Zoya Creamy and a thin nail art brush. I filled in the people using Glam Nails nail art pen in Snow White.
For the black and gold nails: I started with a base of Orly Liquid Vinyl. Then I took a Glam Nails nail art pen in Metallic Gold and drew the art deco style diamondy-triangles. I didn't think the finish was good enough so I took a thin nail art brush and Bloom Goldie and went over them.
For the index finger I wanted to feature the lacy sleeves on the arms. On the morning I did this manicure I just happened to see this video tutorial on rosey nails and thought the layered petals looked similar to the pattern on the sleeves. I painted the nail using Barry M Matt White and then I used Glam Nails nail art pen in Jet Black to draw the roses and the lines between them.
I had my doubts about this mani, espesh the tarot card nail, but I'm glad I gave it a go. Using nail art pens (or regular markers) really makes little details a lot easier!
Have a swell weekend ;)