Inspired by a Book mani series - Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

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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 :)

I chose this week! My selection is Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. This one kinda just spoke to me. I knew I had Zoya polish that would totally make this mani possible, so I went with it!

Oooh, isn't it fun! Pictured below are the polishes I used for this manicure: Pippa (purchased with my own money), Arizona, Rocha, Livingston and Pepper (all PR samples) and Fright Night Claw Polish in Sinister (purchased with my own money). Other tools used? A cosmetic sponge and a piece of plastic wrap.

First things first. I did a gradient with Pepper, Livingston and Rocha (photo below at left). I let that marinade for a while and then (while I was watching the horror movie You're Next on Netflix), I swiped a few lines of Pippa and Arizona across my nails, and then I immediately dabbed the lines with a crinkled up piece of plastic wrap (photo below at right). It gave it a very grainy feel.

Then, to top it off, I swiped a few lines of black from the tombstone Claw Polish from a few Halloweens ago. They sort of look like tree branches, no? I just used the actual polish brush....... maybe I shoulda used an actual nail art brush. Regardless, I really like the way they turned out.

I really liked the way this WHOLE mani turned out. I was super excited about this mani, and I wore it for two days. I'm not too terribly good at nail art. But when I do something like this, I almost think I might be good one day.

So what do you guys think? I am really looking forward to what I can accomplish by continuing 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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