Hello everyone! Today I have for you this mani that was inspired by our read this month for The Polished Bookworms book club! Our selection this month was Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. You can join our book club Facebook group here.
One of the things that grabbed my attention from the very beginning was a description in the book about one of the main characters, Madeline. The author describes how she wears a bright turquoise polish on her toes. This author has very specific descriptions of each of her main characters, which leads you to believe certain things about each of them, categorizing them into the type of person she wants you to believe they are.
In Madeline's case, I believe she is loud, proud, with a very much boisterous personality. She also is very fashion forward for her age, and she is very feminine. I'd like to believe bold colors is something she is very comfortable wearing.
Well, it was perfect for me to do a bright turquoise, so I use China Glaze Turned up Turquoise paired with Cupcake Polish Off the Deep End, which is a beautiful turquoise holo glitter topper.
I also really wanted to tie in a bit of the cover of the book, so I decided to do a water marble with rainbow colors, each divided by white, to resemble to lollipop. I wanted to incorporate the shattered lollipop as well, but I thought this was too pretty and I was afraid to mess it up.
The grey was too dull for me (or Madeline) to incorporate, although I think she could totally rock a pale grey mani for a job interview or something. (LOL)
I had to re-do the water marble, because, my initial idea was to drag the water marble with top coat. I actually did it, and it looked awesome. I really loved it... but I COULD NOT CAPTURE it on camera. I thought maybe I could try again today with some sunlight, but it's just too cloudy outside. In the photos, it looked like it was just messed up. in person it kind of looked like tie dye. Anyways, at least I got to wear it out last night :)
I am going to add a photo of another mani I did this to over a year ago so you know what I mean. I basically just use my top coat and brush to smear the almost completely dried polish. In this picture, the look on my thumb was what I wanted to achieve. I did this in Fall 2013, trying to make the houndstooth look like a fuzzy coat.
I am sad it didn't work out this time, but hopefully I get to apply technique again this soon.
Anyways, hope you enjoyed this. Thanks for reading!
Check out all of the creations inspired by our read this month!!!