Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The Fault in Our Stars

I definitely wouldn't say reading is one of my hobbies let me rephrase that: I don't read. I'm a slow reader, so unless they're textbooks or mandatory for school, you wouldn't find me reading on my free time. For a while, my reason was that I didn't have the time. People would say it's because I haven't found the right book, but I realized now that it wasn't that; I haven't found the right author. After reading The Fault in Our Stars in 2 days, I guess you could say I found him! I love John Green's writing as much as the story, so I went ahead and bought 2 of his other books, BUT BACK TO NAILS!

Obviously, this design is inspired by the novel. The base colour is a liquid sand, OPI Tiffany Case, which dries instantly and applies really well. I did end up applying top coat to make the accent designs smoother, which defeats the purpose of the liquid sand, but the polish still looks as gorgeous.

Here's a close up! Painting the words actually took me a lot longer than painting the "Lonely, Vaguely Pedophilic Swing Set (that) Seeks the Butts of Children." I should've settled with "OK" and left the "AY" out, but I think it looks better this way.

Sunday, 1 September 2013


Aside from painting my nails, I also love taking pictures. If I could, I wouldn't mind being a photographer. I am absolutely in love with scenery; I could spend hours staring out my window and watching the clouds move.
I was walking home one day, and the view (much better in person) took my breath away. Painting scenery on my nails is something I've done before, and I've posted those pictures on my Instagram: one for a scenery contest and one inspired by the film, The Notebook. I had to do the obvious with these photos and paint them.

My nails make me cringe in this photo.. CRUSTY CUTICLES! But I wanted to show this photo regardless so you could see how I painted (polish) on paper then to my nails. I tried my best to illustrate the two photos above, and I will admit, the colours were quite tricky!

Here's the final look! I decided to add a kite after listening to Jess Penner's song, A Little Bit Crazy.. because she mentions a kite on a horizon in the song. Why not!