Hey There Polished People!
If you read my post yesterday, you saw my unfortunate request line black and white mani. There was nothing really wrong with it, just nothing “right” either. Today I have another black and white mani that really reminds me of a series of books I finished reading a week ago. The books are written by Becca Fitzpatrick and are (in order): Hush, Hush; Crescendo; Silence and Finale. I really loved the books in the beginning (book 1 and 2) then became a little annoyed by them in book 3, then had to wait for a long time for book 4 to come out so I was super excited for it and forgot all my annoyances and then book 4 was a welcome return to that series but then I was annoyed by it and was glad they were all over. That sounds fun, doesn’t it? Haha. The books are about nephilim and fallen angels and are really suspenseful. They are YA books, which I always love but I like a little smarter main female character than Nora. She’s just a little too naive and clueless for my liking and then in the last book it seemed like there were still a lot of loose ends and then all of the sudden in the last ~100 pages it was just like everything just got wrapped up in no time and didn’t quite even make sense. I still liked the books, but they’re much along the lines of Twilight (which, in my opinion, have been absolutely ran into the ground). The main male character, Patch, is always doing what he thinks is best for Nora much to her disdain. He’s “dangerous” for her but they still have this connection that they just can’t explain, etc. I just get REALLY annoyed with male leads who need to do everything for the main female because she’s so emotional or WHATEVER that none of her decisions can be trusted. After reading so much of it I feel like it’s a liiiiiittle chauvinist. If you like Twilight, I bet you’d really like this series, and if you like paranormal YA romance type books you’ll like it but you may have moments of annoyance like I did. Anyway- what do these books have to do with today’s nails? All of the cover art is black and white and kinda gloomy and these nails just really reminded me of the covers. Also an important aspect of the book centers around black feathers and I think the tip looks a little feathered, or wispy as I’m calling it Yep, that’s it! Ready to see today’s nails?
Black and White Wispy Tips
How To Get These Nails:
- Base coat.
- Paint your nails with Nina Ulta Pro French White. This is my favorite white and is easily opaque in 2 coats. It’s actually opaque in 1 if you’re careful with your application.
- Using the polish brush in FP Black Expressionism, wipe most of the polish off and then roughly paint the bottom 2/3 of each nail. Leave the top pretty wispy.
- Apply a coat of Seche Vite, but try not to smear your black all over your white like I did :p
- Apply a coat of Essie Matte About You on all your nails and call it macaroni!
Do you find weak female characters as annoying as I do? I have to give Nicholas Sparks credit. Although his books are every bit as fluffy as, say, Twilight, his female characters are always smart enough to see what’s going on and don’t need the male characters to always act on their behalf. Also, they don’t have a big chip on their shoulder and act EXTRA tough which is honestly just as annoying. I got tired of that with the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. Just to be clear, I really liked Twilight when I first read it, just after it gets beat into the ground with the horrible movie adaptations (which I’ve watched! haha) I just start to pick the books apart hard core. Let me know what your stance is on the Twilight debate and how you like these nails. Thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!