Inspired by a Book mani - The Haunted Museum: The Phantom Music Box by Suzanne Weyn

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've not read today's book, but it's one of the ones I've had my son pick out. It's The Haunted Museum: The Phantom Music Box by Suzanne Weyn. He got it a recent book fair at his school. The cover has a glowy quality about it - so I hadta go glow in the dark! But I'll tell you right now, I am not at all pleased with how this turned out hahahah! It's downright awful. But I've pledged to always show my fails as well as my successes, so you are in for a treat today! haha

Colors I used for this interestingly ugly mani are all OPI polishes - My Vampire is Buff, Dating a Royal and Zombody to Love. I used a base of Dating a Royal on all my fingers, then I sponged a bit of My Vampire is Buff on my middle two, and a little of Zombody to Love on my pinky. Looking back, I should have sponged Zombody to Love on all three nails. The glowy effect looks weird on just one.

And here's where I went wrong. I tried to freehand the ballet dancer. Looking back, I should have tried harder to find a stamp! haha But I used My Vampire is Buff to create my amazingly bad ballet dancer, and then I topped it with Zombody to Love.

...and my ballet dancer just looks deformed! hahahah I have never claimed to be good at freehand art, and this proves it ;)

And they do glow in the dark! See what I mean about needing to have sponged Zombody to Love? In the dark, the middle nails just disappear. They could've all been glowy! So while I think my idea was awesome, my execution fell flat.

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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