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Book nails for the lit lover!
Book Nails for the literature lover!

Tools you need: needle brush and flat brush.

Polish you need: red, yellow, green, blue purple, white, black, pink and base and top coat.

Posted by Kelly O. from South Salem, New York, United States • Published See Kelly O.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to paint a rainbow nail manicure. Reading Rainbow - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by painting each nail with your rainbow colors. Red, yellow, green, blue and a purple. (or whatever colors of the rainbow you choose).

  • How to paint a rainbow nail manicure. Reading Rainbow - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using your white polish and a needle brush make a diamond or square shape for one half of the book.

  • How to paint a rainbow nail manicure. Reading Rainbow - Step 3
    Step 3

    Reflect the diamond shape over one side to create the second half of the book.

  • How to paint a rainbow nail manicure. Reading Rainbow - Step 4
    Step 4

    repeat open book shape over rest of the nail, allowing some books to go off nail bed.

  • How to paint a rainbow nail manicure. Reading Rainbow - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using your small flat brush fill in book shape with your white polish.

  • How to paint a rainbow nail manicure. Reading Rainbow - Step 6
    Step 6

    Outline each book with another of the "rainbow" colors. Add two lines down the center for books with spine facing upward.

  • How to paint a rainbow nail manicure. Reading Rainbow - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using needle brush fill in books with spine facing upward using other rainbow colors. For books with page side up do a second outline.

  • How to paint a rainbow nail manicure. Reading Rainbow - Step 8
    Step 8

    Again with your white polish and needle brush make triangle shapes on one side of the books with spine facing up. Keep in mind that one triangle equals one page. Also with your white make small hearts on cover.

  • How to paint a rainbow nail manicure. Reading Rainbow - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fill in the heart shape with your pink polish, then outline with white.

  • How to paint a rainbow nail manicure. Reading Rainbow - Step 10
    Step 10

    Finally with your black and needle brush make squiggle lines on the books with page side up, and outline pages with spine side up. Seal with top coat. Alternate colors on each nail!

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