Inspired by a Book Mani - Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

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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 :)

Today's book is one of my new favorites - Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. When I first read this book, I didn't really expect to like it. But I love the story (it's about time travel), and I think the characters are nifty. I mean, sure, some of them are kind of one-dimensional, but they are fun. This is the first book in a trilogy, and I just finished the second book yesterday. I'll be starting on the third shortly! I've since found out that there's also movies! They are in the native German the series was originally written in, but I am finding an English dubbed version ASAP and getting it. Because I'm crazy :)

Used for this mani were all Zoya polishes! Included are Ryan, Natty, Rocky, Purity, America and Noot. I purchased some of those, and some were sent as PR samples. I also used Liquid Palisade, which was sent as a PR sample. I will have a full review of it coming up shortly!

I started out with a base of 2 coats of Purity. Isn't it just the prettiest? It's so opaque and creamy in 2 coats. The perfect base :)

I wanted to kind of recreate the circular time warp in blue at the top of the cover, but I didn't want to do a circular gradient on the nails. I decided to use Ryan, Natty and Rocky in a gradient pattern on the pointer and pinky fingers - the outside of the nail. Kind of gives it that time warp-y kind of feel. You can see the Liquid Palisade around my middle and ring finger in the first picture. I then made Freddy Kreuger type striped with America and Noot and dabbed them all over the middle and ring finger nails. It gives the illusion of the ripples in her dress, no? I honestly really like how that effect came out. I didn't expect it to work so well :)

And here's the final result! I'm actually quite excited about this one. I wore it for a few days before taking it off :) I'm not entirely happy with how the blue gradient worked out, but I think it still looks good. I really like how the red and dark color turned out.

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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