Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Weight of Water

Evening all! Tonight I want to share a mani that I did to match a really lovely YA novel written in verse, The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan. I adored the shade of blue and the little red suitcase and could't wait to manicurise this cover!

I started with 2 coats of WnW French White Creme. Once dry I painted Zoya Robyn onto a wedge-shaped make up sponge and sponged every nail apart from my index nail. 

For the suitcase I used a very thin brush and Ulta3 Scarlet. Once dry I added the heart using WnW French White Creme.

For the raindrops on the index mail I used a thin bruch and a couple of different blue and green polishes: Natio Turquoise, Orly Snowcone, Nail It! Cornflower, Ulta3 Corsican Rose, and an unnamed bottle of a pale mint green from L.A Colors Color Craze.

Lastly I drew on the two outlined raindrops using Glam Nails nail art pen in Baby Blue.

I really enjoyed creating this look - I love book covers that involve bright pops of colour on white and the same goes for manicures with the same look :)


  1. that looks like an oliver jeffers cover. :) love the cover and love your nails. the little water droplets are perfect and the red suitcase is adorable. i love red and blue together so i might be partial but i think this mani looks awesome, mandee.

  2. Your nails are so cute and represent the cover really well :)

  3. Gorgeous nails! I really love the cover of The Weight of Water and so need to get my hands on a copy soon.

  4. What a beautiful rendition. As always. ;)

  5. Gorgeous nails! I love this cover and adore the book.

  6. Thuy - thank you so much :) I think red & blue is a good colour combo, too!

    Lisa - thank you :)

    Lucy - I hope you do get a copy and enjoy the story!

    Lisa - thank you, lovely!

    Belle - isn't it a lovely book? :)

  7. The suitcase is really quirky. I think it's fab how you manage to get really great detail!

  8. Beautiful cover and beautiful nail art interpretation! :)


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