One of my favourite books of 2012, and of all time, is Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. It's an amazing story of friendship and I highly recommend it. It's well loved by fellow YA bloggers, including my friend, Maggie. Magz just wrote a guest post about her love for the book and the author over at Chachic's blog.
Knowing our love for the book, I decided a custom polish would be an awesome thing to have and I got in touch with the lovely Jalene, the maker of Aussie indie brand Pretty Pots Polish. She was more than happy to make a polish to match the cover of Code Name Verity. The polish she made has a grey crelly base with matte red, white and gun metal grey holo glitters and black specks.
I've been meaning to do a book mani to match CNV and wanted to incorporate this custom polish, so I used two coats of Pretty Pots Polish Code Name Verity on my thumb, index, and pinky nails.
On my middle and rings nails I used 2 coats of Zoya Dove and then lightly sponged on Zoya Kelly and China Glaze White Out.
For the word Verity, the red ring, the plane, and the rose I used a very fine brush and acrylic paint.
I love how well Jalene's creation matches the cover, it's perfect.
If you do end up reading Code Name Verity, be sure to check out Elizabeth's second novel, Rose Under Fire, too!