Last week I read two fantastic books, Finding Freia Lockhart and Freia Lockhart's Summer of Awful by Aimee Said. These books were so funny, realistic, and wonderful. I was inspired by the first book to do a bookish manicure to match.
On my thumb and index nails I started with a coat of Nubar Barricade. Then I sponged on China Glaze Elephant Walk followed by Priti NYC Lambs Ears. Once dry I used a fine brush and acrylic paint to paint the bricks.
On my middle and index nails I started with Barry M Dragonfruit. I used a dotting tool and Nubar Barricade to add the eyelets. I used white acrylic paint to add the toe of the sneakers, the shoelaces, and the dots.
On my pinky I used L.A Girl Brites Kryptonite and Ulta3 Fruit Loop.
I knew from the start that while these elements all looked good on the cover, they might not work out in manicure form, but I really wanted to include all three ideas.