Sunday, October 28, 2012

Black, White and Red All Over

Hiya polished peeps!!  Today is inspired by a book day for the 31 Day Challenge - this was a toughy for me - not because I couldn't think of a book to inspire me, in fact it's just the opposite!!  I'm an avid reader and would normally average a book or two a week depending on how long it is so the choices for this one could potentially be endless!!  Since getting into this whole blogging thing, reading has taken a back seat, but I still love it and try to get in as much as a can, when I can!

My current read - that I've let expire about 4 times on my library app for my phone is The Birth House by Ami McKay.  I've been enjoying it, but because it's taken me forever to read, with weeks between when I could get it again, I might have to start from the beginning the next time I get it!  I've really gotten into this whole e-book thing, you can get any book from the library, you may have to wait awhile, but free is free.

For anyone else who loves to read, here are a few of my must reads - I'm always on the look out for recommendations, so please let e know if there's something I've missed on my list that is a must!!

1.  Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
2.  The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
3.  Anything by Maeve Binchy
4.  Bedtime Story by Robert J. Wiersema
5.  Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth
6.  The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

Okay, I could totally go on and on, but you came here for nails - so here they are!

Newspaper Nails Books Nail Art

Newspaper Nails Books Nail Art

Newspaper Nails Books Nail Art

Newspaper Nails Books Nail Art

For the main color, I used Essie - Yogaga an extra Nail Narcotics sent me in my winnings from her giveaway!!

I used acrylic paint for the books and used the ol' alcohol and newspaper trick for the rest of my nails.  Tip:  don't use hydrogen peroxide that you thought was alcohol for this, it eats the poop out of your skin - thankfully by the time I took pictures the white skin was gone!!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the amazing mani's inspired by a book by clicking the links below!

4 Days left for entering my giveaway - if you haven't done so already, check it out!!

Holla, N

-Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner
-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Nicole at The Color Republic
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nail Narcotics
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful 
-Mixed Mama
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Patty Greenberg
-Liz and Lisa @ Lozlosa 
-Mari at Nailista
 -Greta at How Was Your Day?
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L 
-Gini at Sassy Paints
-Chameleon Stampede 
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
-Me, Myself, and Polish
-Robin Sparkles 


  1. No way those books are so detailed thats amazing!

    Jazz x

    1. Thank you so much!! I had intended to do all my fingers, but the angles were a little difficult to figure out!!

  2. Great mani! Those books look really awesome :D

  3. This is GORGEOUS - I love the little books!

    1. Thank you Maria - I couldn't just pick one book, I had to represent them all!

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    1. Thank you so much - you set the bar high with your mani's, I'm just trying to keep up!!

  5. You are freaking amazing me with your skills!

    1. Puleaze girl you are the amazing one!! He he thank you :)

  6. I am smiling so BIG at this mani, Nicole. You've got some set of fabu skills!

    FYI, my love for books mirrors yours, and I too, take advantage of my library for ebooks and audio books. It's such a gift, and something I'm so thankful for.

    Thanks for this super post!


    1. I'm glad I made you smile!!! What are some of your must reads - I'm always looking!!

  7. Very aawesome! I love the literal twist!

    Also thanks for the book list. I am an avid reader and am always looking for something awesome to read.

    1. Literal, literally! Oh yay, I hope you get to read some of them!! Thank you :)

  8. Those are teeny tiny books and I love them!!!

    1. I can tell you're not feeling well when there's no sarcastic comment on my post!! Thanks chicky :)

  9. I love your books, they are so perfect!!! I have been wanting to try newspaper nails for a long time, just haven;t had time!


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