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30 September 2013

Manicure Monday (34): Telegraph Avenue

Hi, guys. I almost didn't do a Manicure Monday post this week. I was still feeling a bit under the weather still and was uninspired by my book covers this week. But then I thinking of some ideas and decided to play around to see what I could come up with. I am happy with this manicure and I think they came out pretty good. I'm glad I decided to paint through my funk.

I just started Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon. I've had a copy of this for ages and am just getting around to it now. I've only read about 15 pages so far so I cannot say if I'll like it yet but I am hoping that I do. Chabon's The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is one of my favorite books and I really like his writing. This book is about a record store in Oakland, CA and I wanted to incorporate musical elements into this look.

For this manicure I painted a red-orange creme as a base for all of the nails except my ring finger, which I painted with Cult Nails Tempest (white). Unfortunately I do not know the name of the red. It's a mini bottle by Sephora for OPI that came in a pack but the individual bottle isn't labeled. 

I then used acrylic paint in yellow, black and white to pain the individual nails. I mimicked the record on the cover on two of my nails. On my ring finger, I painted the fist clutching the flower that is on the cover (see above). I couldn't fit in all of the flower at the top, so it's a bit cut off. 

Finally, I did a bit of stamping with a plate by Cheeky (CH31) on my index finger and thumb. You know, I noticed recently that I use a lot of red and yellow in these manicures. I don't know if it's a coincidence or if  those colors are just really popular in book covers. That was just a random observation.

Thanks for checking out my manicure this week. I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. And if you have a bookish manicure to share, I'd love to see it so leave a link. Happy Monday!

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