Hello lovelies!
How is your day going so far? I don’t really know what to write today so we’re going to hope this post comes out alright haha. I fell asleep at like 7pm last night because I wasn’t feeling well, and I woke up at 4am this morning. Weird, right? I’m wide awake but kind of just feeling blah. I’m hoping that coffee helps because I have a lot I want to get done!
Anyways, onto the nails!
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I feel like I don’t wear brown nail polish enough. Which, actually, it’s been almost a month since I last posted brown nails….and I don’t know where I was going with that…so okay, yeah, moving on!

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Here’s what I used:
This week’s themes for the 52 Week Challenge are books and brown. I decided to do nail art inspired by the book, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. The book cover has a face on it but I’ve never attempted to paint a face on my nails before so I improvised.
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These nails started with two coats of My Vampire Is Buff, which I let dry. Then using the watercolor technique (dab some polish on and move it around with a paintbrush dipped in acetone), I added the other brown polishes on. That was sealed in with a layer of HK Girl. When that dried, I used a straight Nail Vinyl to block off the stripe and I added You Don’t Know Jacques!. The pink lines were added on with acrylic paint and my striping brush. Everything was finished with another layer of HK Girl.

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These nails aren’t something that I would usually wear but I like them. Book covers are turning out to be a really good source of nail art inspiration!
Thanks for reading guys!
-Marisa! (: