Mad About Nails: Broken Stars and Liqued Sand


October 27, 2013 by Alice in Readerland


Mad About Nails is an awesome meme hosted by A Backwards Story

Earlier this year, I received an ARC of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner from Disney Hyperion. I fell in love with the cover, which was absolutely stunning, and was excited to find that the writing and story inside were equally stunning. (I am so excited to review this book next month, I haven’t stopped recommending it!) Ever since I saw the cover for These Broken Stars, I’d thought about painting my nails to match, but always hesitated because I am not professional by any means. But then I figured, why not just go for it? Here’s what my nails look like this week:




I’ve been loving OPI’s San Francisco line of nail polish, and found that their liquid sand (nail polish with a sand-like and sparkle texture) Alcatraz Rocks polish, was a beautiful shade of blue that had just enough textured sparkle to match the stars on this cover. When I went through my nail polishes to paint my nails green to match Lilac’s dress on the cover, I found that the only green polish I had went on almost translucent. But since I love the color of Lilac’s dress (green and blue are my favorite colors) and because it played such an important role in the story too, I wanted to create the perfect matching shade. To do this, I layered on some green, then dabbed on OPI San Francisco’s blue Keeping Suzi at Bay, before adding a thick layer of green again. Afterwards, to keep with the star/space theme, I added sparkles to the tips (which are hard to see in the photos).

What nail polish are you wearing this week?

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18 thoughts on “Mad About Nails: Broken Stars and Liqued Sand

  1. I love these! And the colors match perfectly too! I keep meaning to paint my nails… I just got all these fantastic shimmery shades – black with gold sparkles, lilac with violet sparkles, and cinderella blue with purple and pink sparkles. So many to choose from!!! I want to create a galaxy on my fingers :D

  2. Sunny says:

    So pretty! I absolutely love your nails, great post :)

  3. Ohh, pretty! I like how you used two different shades of color on your nails. The green one is gorgeous :)

  4. Your nails look fantastic and match the cover so well! As somebody who can’t keep a manicure to save her life, I am so impressed!

  5. You’re inspired by books again! I love it <3 Ohhh, and you're wearing "Alcatraz Rocks!" I can NOT wait to try my bottle out!!! And the green-mix came out as a lovely hue! BTW, if you didn't get an email, I replied to your comment! :)

    • I hope you love it too! It looks pretty on, & as soon as you get it out in the sun it really sparkles. :) Yep, books again! You caught me right as I was going out of the “MUST WEAR ALL MY OPI SF POLISHES” phase and into matching my nails to my books (hope that’s ok–I know Mad About Nails isn’t exactly a matching nails meme). Going to go see your reply now! :)

  6. Annie says:

    So pretty! I love these. :-)

  7. Bella says:

    Your nails are stunning! I love the different colors you chose :)

  8. Your nails are gorgeous and perfectly match the book! Have you seen the Bookish Manicurist– I think you’d like her blog!

  9. […] Oh, this book. Where do I begin with this book? If you follow my blog and Twitter, you’ll know that I loved it enough to paint my nails to match it… […]

  10. […] rave about These Broken Stars enough (my review). It’s one of my favorite books of this year, I painted my nails after the cover, and I cannot stop recommending it. The writing and the whole world just sucked me in. I am so […]

  11. […] I loved the deep greens and blues on this cover so much that I painted my nails to match it! […]

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