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.


  1. O my gosh ! This is just soooo gorgeous. I love the book too, but I don't think I'd have the patience for that. I once did Union Jack on every single finger, but that was it. How long did it actually take you? More than an hour? More than two? And how did you manage to do this thin black lines? A really, really small paint brush, or something especially for nails...? Looking forward to the answer...I might try it then... :)

    So overhelmed wishes from Germany

    1. Hi! Thank you so much! =)
      I don't remember the exact time, but it took less than 2 hours, maybe 1?
      For the black lines, this is my favourite tool, I actually used liquid eyeliner! It's amazing because the consistency is great and the eyeliner doesn't smudge with top coat! I swear by it! I did trim the brush of the eyeliner to make it thinner =)
      Hope that helps!