Sunday 16 June 2013

Digital Dozen Does Books - Day 5 Penguin Books

Hey everyone! I'm sorry this post is (2 days) late, things have been super busy for the past 2 days and I barely had time to do these nails, let alone post them. I managed to find a few hours free yesterday to do them, and I intended to post them straight after, but these took much longer than I ever anticipated. Anyway, for day 5 of digital dozen book week I chose to do a selection of penguin books. I absolutely love the look of these books, and I've been meaning to do these nails for ages, so this week was the perfect opportunity. 

The books I used were chosen at random, and I based it more around whether they'd fit on my nail rather than whether I'd read the book, although I'm sure you'll still recognise most of the titles. These nails are the most frustrating nails I've ever done, they took so much longer than I thought they would and they kept going wrong. I also couldn't fit on the author's name or 'penguin books' in full, because my nails aren't big enough, but overall I'm pretty happy with how these turned out.

To do these I started with 2 coats of Jacava - Mont Blanc* and once that was dry (sped up using my Beauty Narcotix Mini Ultimate Fix Quick Dry Spray*) I used striping tape and Essie - Fear & Desire for the orange, I didn't really want to wait for that to dry as well so I sprayed my mini Ultimate Fix once again, then I used acrylic paint and a cut down brush for the details. 

Ultimate Fix Spray
A bonus bottle shot of my Mini Ultimate Fix*. Perfect for your handbag

What do you think? Let me know in the comments! 

*Some of the products in this post were provided to me for review, my opinions are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way


  1. These are amazing! I'll have to try them out! xx

  2.! Unbelievably amazing! :)

  3. In love with this design so much! An English students dream!
    Annie-Lou XO

  4. They do look wonderful! And such a great idea to choose covers from a certain publisher rather than a book! Loved the idea and the outcome is pretty fab! :D

  5. You always have the best nails!
    I do my nails too!

  6. Lovely!! I wish I could do writing that tiny... Whenever I see it on nail posts it reminds me of that 'Write Your Name On a Grain Of Rice' booth you see in malls.... In a good way! Haha.

  7. wow i LOVE these. such an amazing idea and they came out great!

  8. I love how your pics are so unique, every time I see it on google or instagram, I know immediately that it is you.

  9. These nails are great, so different to anything else. Fab idea :)

    Jennie x

  10. These are wonderful! They might've been difficult, but it looks well worth it!

  11. I liked these nails so much that I had to post about them on my blog! perfect for a book lover.

  12. Hi Alice, I love these so much! You're so clever, I can barely get a one colour coat of polish to look right. I also run a book blog and think that my readers will love these, I hope you don't mind if I use your image and link back to your site?


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