Inspired by a Book mani series - Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Every week 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 week - 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? I had my son choose this week, and he chose Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. He knows I'd just watched the movie, and decided this would be best hahah I like having my kid pick out books sometimes, because he'll just grab the first book he finds to get out of doing it ;) My friend Summer loaned these books to me to read. I really liked this book until something happened at the end that made me mad. I have so far refused to read the next book based on my dislike for that event. I've had others tell me to keep reading because it gets better, and I probly will eventually :)

It's unfortunate that Stephenie Meyer was brought into the mix, but she's HUGE across this book cover haha The cover art features a very muscular man (I'm assuming it's supposed to be Jace) with runes all over his upper body. Runes are kind of like spells you carve into your flesh to be able to do things.

The polishes I used for this mani included Ninja Polish Basilisk and Julie G You-niverse, both of which were sent to me for review. Both have the same gold/green/brown shift.

I figured Basilisk would give a shiny, glittery punch. I sponged it over You-niverse with a cosmetic sponge to give it a "scattered" feel.

I knew I wasn't even going to try to attempt freehanding anything, as I suck at it, so I searched through my stamping plates and came up with a few plates that had curly designs sort of like runes. One of the plates I was sent from Born Pretty Store. The other is a plate I purchased in a stamping set a long time ago. So what was the finished product?

I was quite impressed with myself hahah I really like the way this mani turned out. The polishes worked well together, and the stamping fit perfectly. My trick to stamping is never stamp something that needs specific placement. I always do better with random stamping :)

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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