Inspired by a Book mani series - Blood and Chocolate

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 choose today's book, mostly because I wanted to do a splatter mani. hahah! But honestly, I've not read this book yet - Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. I plan to, I just haven't. It's on my list. I have, however, watched the movie. Some of the cheesiest werewolf transformations.

Polishes I used for this mani were all from China Glaze! I purchased all but one of these with my own money. They include One Track Mind; Shower Together; Intelligence, Integrity and Courage; New Birth; Friends Forever, Right?; Exotic Encounters (press sample): and Ruby Deer. I used the simple tools of a cosmetic sponge and a coffee stirrer, which I forgot to take a picture of.

I started with a base of One Track Mind and sponged Shower Together, Intelligence, Integrity and Courage and New Birth all over the nails to mimic the background sky. Once that was dry enough, I sponged some Exotic Encounters on the tips for the grass.

I used Friends Forever, Right? for the moon in the upper corner of my pointer nail. I SHOULD really have drawn a stick figure of the person running on that nail, too, but I was afraid I'd screw it up so badly that it would ruin that nail haha! I used Ruby Deer and the coffee stirrer to blow the splattered red across my nails. I realize the pinky is really the only one that actually looks like the splatters on the cover, but oh well. I had fun with the splatters :)

I could NOT get a photo like this with the book cover without some type of glare. It kinda bothers me haha! No matter what light I used, how I turned the book... it just wanted to catch the light.

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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