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13 May 2013

Manicure Monday (16): Because You're Mine

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another week of Manicure Monday. Basically you pick up your current read and, either create a manicure based on the cover, or juts show us your current manicure. I am a big nail polish lover (and am slowly experimenting with nail art) and I wanted a meme to celebrate both my love of nail polish and my love of books. Hence, Manicure Monday!

So there are going to be quite a few pics this week because I am actually pretty proud of this week's manicure. It's a lot more involved than most of my manicures and I think the results are pretty good for a first try.

Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

As you can see, the book is Lisa Kleypas's Because You're Mine, which I picked up from the library last weekend. You guys might know that I am a big Kleypas fan and I can never resist when I find one of her books at the library. I've read most of them but I still come across new ones occasionally.

I decided to do and abstract rose manicure to go with the rose on the cover (which is also mentioned in the book). I've been meaning to try this for a little while now and I thought the theme went really well with this cover. There are lots of rose tutorials out there and they are all pretty similar. I read a few of them and just winged it. But some good ones are here, here, and here. I used dotting tools to make my shapes and it worked pretty well. I think it would have been a little better if I'd had a small paintbrush but I am satisfied with the results. I used a bunch of polishes so I am just going to list them below.

  • Avon Sunshine - golden creamy yellow which I also think is aptly named since the heroine in this is quite optimistic.
  • American Apparel Downtown LA - bright red
  • Wet N Wild Black - black used to make roses
  • Nubar Greener - dark green for leaves
  • Orly Fresh - bright green for leaf highlights
Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

So there you have it.  A really fun, pretty easy rose manicure. If you decide to participate in Manicure Monday, please leave a link in the widget below. Thanks and have an awesome week!

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