Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 24: Inspired by a Book - The Graveyard Book

Hello there, and happy Thanksgiving if you're American! If not, I hope you're having a good Thursday nonetheless. Today's challenged was to do a manicure inspired by a book, and my first thought was, of course, Harry Potter. However, I partly wanted to do something new, and I also realized that I didn't have all of the proper colors with me. Instead, I started searching my bookshelves for some other inspiration. I had lots of ideas, but none of them were both feasible and really appealing...until I saw my copy of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I looooove this book (read it - I don't care what age you are!), and I've always been a big fan of the cover as well, so I decided to do a sponging manicure based on the colors in the cover. I used Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme with two coats of Revlon Royal as a base, then sponged OPI No Room for the Blues, Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion, Sally Hansen Celeb City, and Revlon Royal on top.

natural light
artificial light

I am really, really pleased with this! The first and last pictures most accurately show how it looks in real life - and as you can probably tell, the last picture includes the cover of The Graveyard Book to show my inspiration. I have to say, I think I got pretty close! If there's one thing this challenge has taught me, it's that I need to do more sponging. This and my galaxies manicure have been my favorites so's going to be hard to pick what to do for Day 31.

I forgot to include the links to my fellow bloggers doing the challenge yesterday... *sigh* And I was doing so well. Anyway, here they are:

Again, happy Thanksgiving! I'll be back tomorrow with some fashion-inspired nails.