Black And White Weekend

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 πŸ˜‰ Yep, that’s it! Ready to see today’s nails?

Black and White Wispy Tips

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Here are these nails shiny. If you like these better, just skip the very last step. :)

Here are these nails shiny. If you like these better, just skip the very last step. πŸ™‚

 

How To Get These Nails:

  1. Base coat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Apply a coat of Seche Vite, but try not to smear your black all over your white like I did :p
  5. Apply a coat of Essie Matte About YouΒ on all your nails and call it macaroni!

Do you find weak female characters as Β 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!! πŸ˜€

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18 thoughts on “Black And White Weekend

  1. I loooooooove how these look shiny. I especially like the whispy lines. Big win in my book! Speaking of books…I don’t know if I could get through those books but on the other hand, I did get through the 50 Shades of Crap books so I guess I should judge. lol I think it’s about time I start reading a lot more–you’re inspiring me to get on that asap.

    • Oh my gosh!! You read the 50 Shades books? Haha! I never read them, first cuz I would be a little embarrassed to check them out at the library or buy them (and grossed out if I borrowed them) but then I was glad I never read them because I heard they were so horribly written. Is that part true?
      I’m so glad that people are liking these nails!! I wasn’t sure if people would like them or think they were completely awful. I liked them. I think my favorite was the matte version, but it doesn’t quite translate in photographs. Glad you liked them! πŸ™‚

      • You know, the 50 shades books were pretty badly written but they were entertaining in the way that fairy tales are entertaining if they had soft core porn in them. The heroine was pathetic and I wanted to punch her in the ovaries every 5 seconds but whatever…they were a fast read and were somewhat interesting. I forget if you have an e-reader but I can email them to you if you want to read them. I have to admit that I will be watching the movies. I’m curious to see how they will translate to the big screen. Plus, the main guy character is supposed to be a hot tamale so I can’t wait to see which actor is going to portray him. And yes, these nails are awesome! I think the wispy feather-y look really makes them look extra awesome because of the black and white contrast. Let me know if Bubba likes these. lol

        • He saw them (I sent him a picture when I thought they were what he wanted) and he was like, “Uh, no.” Hahaha. So I don’t think he’s a fan. I’m gonna ask him if he actually reads my blog or what. I think I’ll pass on those books, but thanks. I don’t have an e-reader anyway, but I appreciate the offer. If I read them, I’d want to see the movie too, tho. Whenever I read a book, I am always interested in seeing the movie adaptation, although usually it sours the book a little for me. I still think it’s fun though. In fact, I bet that about half of the movies I’ve seen in the last year were seen only because I read the book first.

    • Thanks!! Yeah it’s just annoying when the guys always have to do things like behind the girl’s back “for her own good” and are always trying to break up with them “for their own good’ and stuff like that. I guess it kinda has to be like that for a sort of romantic suspense to build but it just seems so pathetic when you look back on it. Whatever. I’m still gonna end up reading those books. πŸ˜‰

  2. i liked it. and i think it is funny i did something similar on my nails, using neon colors, because we’re in the summer..

    regarding twilight.. well.. i am ashamed to recognize i am a twilight fan.. team edward and everything.. i’ve read all the books, one time in spanish and like 5 times in english ( i always read the series before the movie come out.. CRAZYYY) i am glad it ended, i felt like a crazy person in the breaking dawn 2 premiere (yes, i won tickets to the premiere on facebook) between all this 16-17 yrs old girls.. and i was with my mum who’s team jacob all the way and she yelled ALL the movie and cried in the end.. i was just relieved that this thing ended LOL.

    • Hahaha that is FUNNY!! Well good for you for winning! πŸ˜€ I actually really liked the books, in fact, I still like the books, just the movies kinda dampened my excitement. They made Bella look so much more pathetic than I imagined her while reading the book. Looking back, she was always dopey, but the movies just definitely underlined that fact. I was team Jacob, tho. We’re on different sides. πŸ˜‰

      • whyyy jacob! first, he tries to steal other guy GF and then, he couldn’t keep her so he falls in love with her daughter.. are you following me or what? what kind of sick person does that.. or write that.. yes Stephenie Meyer, you’re crazy.

        well, NOW you know the reason why my dog’s name is bella, because both of them are bitches..!
        true story

        • Hahaha!!! That is funny!! I just like Jacob cuz frankly I find Robert Pattinson to look like a waterlogged corpse, but I think Taylor Lautner is super cute! He hasn’t been looking quite as cute lately, but right around when the movies started coming out… 😍😘😍

          • i know !! i mean, but i must confess i don’t like the cast of the movies.. jacob is ok, but bella.. i was thinking maybe someone like alexis bledel (i think that’s her name, rory gilmore, btw, gilmore girls is my favorite SHOW ever) and for edward, the guy from vampire diaries, the black haired one.. omg he’s perfect..

            instead, they chose poker face and fart face. and i know you who is who LOL

  3. I like the nails. Do remind me of feathers.

    I did like twilight. Really enjoyed the books but after the movies… I probably won’t reread them for a very long time. I enjoyed the last twilight movie.
    Whiney females annoy the lights out of me and think that’s why I enjoyed Hunger Games and Divergent/Insurgent. Katniss and Tris were head strong, independent and not weak even though when it came to love they were a bit blind and didn’t see what was right in front of them. I duno O_o

    • First off- thanks about the nails. πŸ™‚ Now about the books- I don’t mind a romantic female character but I definitely like Katniss better than, say, Bella because at least she tried to do something for herself. It’s ok to be a little blinded by love, just not brain dead. πŸ˜‰

  4. Love the nails – they remind me of snow!

    Twilight actually gives me a headache! They are a total guilty pleasure but they are not enjoyable to read. I actually hate myself a little bit after I read them.

  5. “There was nothing really wrong with it, just nothing β€œright” either.” Hahahaha!
    Also, LOL at Cynthia & Maria: “You know, the 50 shades books were pretty badly written but they were entertaining in the way that fairy tales are entertaining if they had soft core porn in them.” “well, NOW you know the reason why my dog’s name is bella, because both of them are bitches..!” “instead, they chose poker face and fart face. and i know you who is who LOL”
    So, the nails: I didn’t like them when I very first saw them, but after I took a real look, I’m like, hey, those are kinda cool! I can’t see the shiny, pic, though. 😦 You know me and shiny! πŸ˜‰
    OK, so, Twilight. I actually super-randomly picked up the first one at Walmart before I knew it was a “thing.” After I finished it, I learned of the series and bought the next two, then the last one when it came out. I really only liked the first one, but I have that tendency with series – I feel like they get drawn out, sometimes ridiculously, just for profit. I also saw the first two movies (I think I may even own them), but haven’t seen any of the rest. The first one was OK, but I thought the second one was awful, which is probably why I haven’t rushed to see the rest. Also: Team Edward.
    The “weak” female is annoying to me because I don’t know of any guys that act like i.e. Edward, having to make all of the decisions for her/them and “protect” her and whatnot, nor do I know any women incapable of doing anything for themselves! However, the complete opposite is annoying, too, because it seems to exist just as a response to the “weak” type of character, and, again, it doesn’t seem realistic to be that fiercely independent. Can’t anyone be balanced? πŸ˜‰

    • You know- this is what people are missing out on when they don’t reply to comments!! The comments are more entertaining than the post!! Haha.
      And yes!!! Ugh it seems like you totally get what I’m saying about the female leads- there are these ones that are ridiculous senseless, then you have some that want to prove how tough they are and that doesn’t really make sense either. You just know they’re one of those people who post the lame vague statuses on Facebook that you read for like 6 months and then end up unfriending them cuz they’re so annoying even if it’s like your cousin or real friend. Haha. Some of these women I wanna be like ok you have huuuuuuge balls, we get it. Move on.

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