Monday, February 4, 2013

A Game of Thrones - Nail Art Inspired by a Book

Hey everyone! I'm going to interview again on Friday, this time at Princeton University. I'm leaving tomorrow though so I can take a side trip to New York City and visit some of my boyfriend's family. I'll try and get enough posts ready to cover my absence, but I won't be back until Sunday. 

Anyway, day 24 of the 31 Day Challenge asks for nail art that is inspired by a book, and I chose A Game of Thrones from the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.


I know the sigils I used for this manicure come from the TV show, but I like the way they look a bit better than the book versions. I chose the sigils of the Lannisters, Starks, Baratheons, and Targaryens because I felt they were the most prominent houses in the first book. These nails were done using the homemade decal method. Instead of my usual topcoat, I tried the new Julep Freedon Polymer Top Coat. It is supposed to create a gel-like shine on the nails, and it worked pretty well with these! I only needed one layer of top coat instead of the usual 3 or so that are required when I use homemade decals.

For those of you who have never heard of A Game of Thrones, here's one of  the covers! It comes in all sorts of sizes and colors. Go and get yourself a copy! Or if you're not a huge fan of reading, the HBO show is also pretty fantastic.


Thanks for reading!

14 comments:

  1. These are just so awesome! I love love love them!I wouldn't take them off!

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    1. I didn't want to take them off either, but alas, the 31 Day Challenge had to continue...

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  2. Sooooo. This is awesome. Then I went and read your tutorial on how to do the decals...well that is just as awesome. Thanks for sharing all that information.

    Dun know if I could ever accomplish it, but I bookmarked that tutorial for possible future reference.

    Thanks!

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    1. I hope you're able to make use of it! I'd love to see what you come up with. ^^

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  3. Brilliant! I need to figure out how to be this creative!

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    1. It's pretty easy with decals! If you can find it on the Internet, you can wear it!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this manicure. The execution is on point. I'm going to have to try this one day!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad it came out looking nice because I had to do battle with that Targaryen Sigil to get it looking presentable...

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  5. Oh my goodness. These are perfect. I may have to try this out. I am a HUGE ASOIAF fan.

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    1. Thanks! I'd love to see your nails if you do try it out.

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  6. Loving that Lannister lion! Great job!

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    1. I have never tried...but I don't see why not! :D

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