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Matilda!

Matilda!

I went to see Matilda the musical on Friday so I did Matilda nails in celebration! They’re based on this book cover (I got the image from Roald Dahl Fans online) but with the yellow background I remember from my copy when I was little. (As a bookish child I was obviously obsessed with Matilda … Continue reading

I Want My Hat Back!

I Want My Hat Back!

Today’s nails are based on what is probably the best picture book OF ALL TIME (maybe even the best book of all time), I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. I decided to pay tribute to two of my favourite moments in the book: the bear despairs (right hand) and the climactic confrontation between … Continue reading

Vampire teeth

Vampire teeth

  Vampire nails (I just read ‘Dracula’ for the first time: plus it’s almost Halloween!) [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given at right: I imported it to WordPress in late November 2012.]

Henry VIII and his six wives

Henry VIII and his six wives

  I don’t know how well-known this is to non-Brits (if you’re from the UK you will definitely cover the Tudors at least twice at school!) but Henry VIII was a 16th-century English King who famously married six times. The wives are depicted on my nails in the order he married them: Catherine of Aragon … Continue reading

Wonderwoman!

Wonderwoman!

  May I refer you to this best Wonderwoman-related content from Kate Beaton? I may. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given above: I imported it to WordPress in late November 2012.]

Day 31: Recreate your favourite challenge

Day 31: Recreate your favourite challenge

  I’ve seen this last challenge interpreted in different ways but I decided to take the opportunity to have another go at a challenge prompt that particularly inspired me: in this case, #24 Inspired by a book. After picking ‘Hunger Games’ first time around, for my next attempt I went for ‘Where the Wild Things … Continue reading

Day 24: Inspired by a book

Day 24: Inspired by a book

  Nails on fire (‘The Hunger Games’). I read the first book in the series just recently and was very happy to read about Katniss’s nail art! I think it’s the first fictional nail art I’ve encountered… This is probably more biker chic than Capitol glamour but I liked it anyway. [This post was originally … Continue reading