Inspired by a Book mani series - The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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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 let me son choose this week, and his selection is The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. Not a clue how I was going to handle this when he brought the book to me. I haven't read it yet, but it's on my list! I'm a huge Percy Jackson fangirl. I already used The Lightning Thief as a previous Inspired by a Book mani. Beware of what lies ahead, and I don't claim to be good at nail art - but I still try. Clean up is optional as I'm going along.

I used one polish I was sent for review and three polishes I purchased myself. From left, Salon Perfect Gold Leaf (sent for review), Royal Lacquer Waters Edge and China Glaze Capacity to See Beyond and Well Trained (all three purchased with my own money) for this look, and I used a cosmetic sponge.

I decided to try to capture the sky behind the castle mostly and used Well Trained for the base. I sponged on a bit of Capacity to See Beyond about 3/4 of the way up my pointer, ring and pinky fingers. I then dabbed on some Waters Edge to create a shimmer effect.

On my middle finger, I freehanded the curve of the wing of... well, whatever that thing is those kids are riding. Guess I'll figure it out when I read it!

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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