Today is my birthday and I'm celebrating by attending two book events! Tonight I'm going to the launch of Claire Zorn's amazing new novel, The Protected. Tomorrow I'm attending a high tea featuring the three Moriarty sisters, Jaclyn, Liane, and Nicola. I thought I'd combine a birthday manicure with a bookish manicure in celebration!
On my index nail I did the cover for Liane's new novel, Big Little Lies. I started with 2 coats of China Glaze First Mate. I sponged on China Glaze White Out, followed by an unnamed blue by L.A Colors, and then I used acrylic paint and a fine brush to paint the moon and the waves.
On my middle nail I did the cover for Jaclyn's book, I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes. I started with 2 coats of Illamasqua Load, then I used acrylic paint and a fine brush to paint the hot air balloon (balloon = birthday, right?)
On my ring nail I did the cover for Liane's novel, The Husband's Secret. I started with 2 coats of Ulta2 Lucky Bamboo. Then I sponged on China Glaze White Out, Orly Jealous, Much?, Ulta3 Tahitian Lime, BYS Baby Let's Cruise, and then used acrylic paint and a fine brush to paint the balloon (very birthday-y!)
And finally on my ring nail I did the cover for Nicola's novel, Free-Falling. I began with 2 coats of China Glaze White Out. Then I sponged on Australis Blue Tiger, Mode Cosmetics Hook Me Up, Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea, BYS Baby Let's Cruise, and BYS Steal the Limelight. I used acrylic paint and a fine brush to add the leaves.
Done! I used a lot of different polish and it took a fair while, but I really enjoyed the process.
Also, excuse the photos with my tablet - I don't own any of Liane or Nicola's books yet (I'll remedy that at the event tomorrow!), so I used images from online and the glare on the screen makes it quite difficult to see the covers - I might take new pics once I buy the physical copies.