It's my second week in the Twinsie Tuesday group, and this week our prompt was "a hobby other than polish". I thought about Cross Stitch and was going to do something along those lines until my notebook grabbed my attention - collecting stationery is a huge hobby of mine. I'm obsessed with nice notebooks, pens, sticky notes, highlighters - I want it all! So, I went with a mani inspired by my favourite Gorjuss notebook.
First, here's the notebook - I use it to keep track of books I read and quotes I want to use for reviews.
Here's what I came up with:
I did the main nails based on the spine of the book, I used Essie Frock n' Roll and sponged Essie In The Lobby on top. Then I freehanded stripes using Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Coat of Arms.
For the accent nail, I used Essie Petal Pushers as a base, sponged on some Essie Cashmere Matte Wrap Me Up, and used Petal Pushers again to do a wonky star based on the stars on the front of the girl's dress.
I like how it turned out, If I did it again I'd probably try and do a few smaller stars rather than one big star but I did it with a cocktail stick and it turned out bigger than I expected (that's what she said).
Please do check out the other Twinsies at the links below, and welcome Claire to the group!
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
Steph at Lovestruck Lacquer
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sara at The Call of Beauty
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Megan at A Beauty in the Business
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lisa at The Polish Playground
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Claire at Kerruticles
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish