Inspired by a Book Mani series - How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls

OMG I got this post ready yesterday and it never published! Oooops! So I'm bringing you yesterday's post this morning!

Every Thursday I will bring you nail art! Thursdays used to be Fail Art Thursday, but hopefully I'll have less "fail" here! I'm going to do this series (for as long as I can), with nail art inspired by books! The covers of books specifically. I hope to be able to do this EVERY Thursday - and I'm going to try my hardest to make this a weekly feature - there are SO many books I can utilize :)

So what is this week's book? How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean. The cover is a minty green adorned with a flashy gold, very expensive looking bikini. It appears that it's being worn by someone invisible because there's a necklace and belly button ring. This book was the inspiration for the TV show Priviledged, starring Joanna Garcia and Lucy Hale (of Pretty Little Liars fame).

I decided I wanted to do a tape mani for this...and make the gold, flashy triangles like the top of the bikini. I chose ORLY Gumdrop for the base, and it matches almost perfectly! I bought ORLY Gumdrop from Sally's years ago with my own money. I used regular Scotch tape to section off my nails, making a triangle toward my tip. Once I did that, I painted over my nail in Zoya Kerry, which was provided to me by Zoya PR.

One thing you need to make sure of - dab the sticky side of your tape against your skin to take away some of the adhesive. If you don't, and it adheres too tightly to your nails, it could take some of the polish off with it. I learned that the hard way when I tried my first tape mani :)

I know my triangles aren't straight, but neither are the bikini pieces on the cover of the book! hahah I do like this look, and these colors go well together! Have any of you read this book or watched the show? I loved it - I wish it hadn't been canceled after one season! For anyone interested - it's about a young adult woman who is hired to be a private tutor to two high school-aged snobby rich girls. They end up all friends or something in the end haha

So what do you guys think? I am really looking forward to what I can accomplish with this feature! Is there a book you'd like to see me attempt nail art inspired by? I'll gladly take suggestions! I can even get the book checked out from the library if need be ;)

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