Hi! I'm super excited about this post. Another week, another Nail Art Ideas Linkup theme, this time it's A Great Read. It wasn't hard to choose a book as I needed something internationally known, easy to picture and most importantly something I love reading. I chose The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy written by Douglas Adams. I read all 6 books, some of them twice, and I had such a great time reading them. To the manicure!
It's pretty obvious what I was going for and yea, maybe I did make this an excuse to try proper galaxy nails for the first time. Thumb says 42, which, for those who don't know the story, is an Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Sadly, the question itself is unknown.
What you can see are acrylics on base of Rimmel 500 Peppermint with two coats of NYC Turbo Dry Top Coat on top. At first, I tried to do the galaxy effect with a sponge, but I didn't like the outcome, so I switched to kind of watercolour technique (used in Outlined Galaxy), when you cover your nail with water and then you add colours to the water, they blend and look cool. Sometimes really cool, look at the epic ring finger!
|epic colour blending, click to enlarge|
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy states that a towel is the most important item a hitchhiker can have. It describes the towel as a multipurpose tool which can be converted into such things as a sail for a makeshift raft, a gas mask, a blindfold and a weapon for hand-to-hand combat.
You can find a modified version of "Keep Calm and Carry On" on the internet based on these two things and I decided to do my own version using these nails.
You can say I really like editing pictures :D. No more writing today.
I hope I didn't bore you stiff with all the text. Do you know the series and did you read them? I'd love to know! (Also how do you like my interpretation + the keep calm thing?)
I guess today I should wish you have a good time reading books (and blogs)? Yeah, something like that. Cheers.