Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday - A Hobby Other Than Polish

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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!

Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Claire at Kerruticles
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish


  1. Sharon, ok firstly those nails are freaking fabulous! I love the star oh and now let us talk about the notebook, it's (deep breath) verrrry nice! I really love starionary too. Remember fancy paper? Siobhan xx

    1. Thanks Siobhan! Oh I definitely remember fancy paper, my favourite was the ones that I can't remember the name of - but the girls had bonnets and paisley dresses with aprons? Can't think of the name! But there was loads of fancy paper of them. I used to keep mine in a big envelope :D

  2. Such a cool nail art idea - there is inspiration everywhere :) x

    1. There really is, one of my favourite nail art things that I did a few years ago was inspired by a sock :D x

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    1. Thanks Sara! It's one of my favourites, Gorjuss are such a pretty brand x

  4. You're an actual genius - love both the cover and the nail look!

  5. Thanks for the welcome, Sharon. I need to learn from you - I love how you've taken elements and turned them into a manicure. I always think too literally.

  6. Really nice nails inspired by the book!

  7. Cute mani! I love the double stripes!

  8. These are fantastic!! I collect notebooks too!

  9. So beautiful. I wish I 1. Had nails and 2. Was able to paint them like you can paint yours.

  10. Ah I have a notebook very similar to that but I use it for books I want to read so I don't forget when they are being released! Your nails look amazing. Really well done.

  11. I really like the way this came out! The notebook is very pretty and it's a Great way to translate a hobby into a mani :)

  12. Love your notebook! Your nails came out fabulously!


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