Monday, 10 June 2013

The Dream Thieves

Hey all! I'm back home which is great but I also miss being on holiday! Today I want to share the manicure I did for BEA, it's for a book called The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. It was one of the books I was hoping to pick up because I loved the first book in the series last year.

I started with a base of Wet N White French White Crème. On my index finger I used a brush and Nubar Barricade to create the symbol from the cover. I would have liked the lines to be thinner but I didn't have my full brush set with me so I had to use a medium brush rather than a fine one.

For my ring finger I used the same brush and Nubar Dusk Till Dawn to paint on the raven. Once dry, I went over him with Glam Nails nail art pen in Jet Black.

And for the last 3 nails I used the same brush and No Miss Plant City Punch to create the pink waves. I added the black lines with Glam Nails nail art pen in Jet Black.

I took the photo above at BEA in front of a poster in the Scholastic booth and later that day we lined up for an ARC drop and were the first to get copies! I had two books I was really hoping to get and this book was one of them (the second was Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein and I got that too - mission accomplished!)

I took this photo later that day with the copy I was lucky enough to receive. I'm so excited to read this sequel but I feel like I need to delay reading it because it's not out for a few more months!


  1. love it! i am totally jealous of your bea haul. these nails look awesome and match the cover so well. i really need to get a brush set because i find myself wanting to paint fine lines but have nothing to do it with.

  2. Love love love this! The white really makes the designs pop. And I cannot even express how desperate I am for this book to come out, so I'm definitely admiring the nails and ARC equally enviously, lol.

  3. You just knock my socks off with your lacquer-ly interpretations!


  4. LOVE THIS!!!
    you are just amazing :)
    I can´t visit your blog without saying OOH or WOW :D
    Btw, I have given you the Sunshine Award on my blog :)

  5. I love this, especially the gray symbol. So glad you got the book!

  6. This is so beautiful! I love your inspiration and I think you did a great job interpreting it into a mani. :)

    ~ Yun

  7. Love this book, could not put it down it kept me guessing, the storyline is different and interesting. I will recommended.
    Highly recommended Alaska Brown Bear Hunts coastal


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