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11 November 2013

Manicure Monday (40): The Reece Malcolm List

Hello! This weekend really flew by. I saw Thor 2 (fun man candy) and did a little bit of shopping. I really need to ramp up my Christmas shopping. I am starting to worry already that I won't have it done in time for the holidays. Hey - it's better to be paranoid than unprepared. I wasn't sure I was going to have a MM post today. I wasn't feeling much inspiration and I had not started a new book in a while. However, I decided to take a break from The Book Thief and start one of my new library books, The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding. I've only read a chapter or so but I really like it so far. The narrator has a really believable teen voice and I am getting a kick out of the fact that the story is set in Los Angeles.

This is a super fun cover with lots of bright colors. I chose to focus on the hot pink accents and the notebook on the cover. I used only two polishes for this look - Nubar Tulips To Kiss You With (pink) and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (white).  

After painting on two coats of each color and the appropriate fingers, I set down to do the hard part. For the pink nails I wanted to do something that mimicked the cursive writing of the title. I didn't think I could actually do pink outlined writing so I made the base pink and I used a nail stamping plate to get perfect black swirly lines. The plate used was Cheeky CH16 and I used Kleancolor Black for the stamp. 

For the notebook nails, I used black and white acrylic paint mixed together to get a nice medium grey. Then I used a nail brush to paint the curtains. They weren't too difficult to draw and came out nicely.

I wanted to do something fun on my thumb so I tried to paint the cute letter D that is on the cover of the book. This was a lot harder to draw than the curtains. I also messed up my white base coat at one point trying to wipe off some of the acrylic paint and had to re-paint that section later on. I was able to paint over some of it so the mistake isn't super apparent, but I know it's there. :)

This is the whole look. I like it! Has anyone read this book yet? I think it's going to be good. I hope I can finish it this week because I am picking up Allegiant from the library soon and will need to start that ASAP. Happy Monday!

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