A Week of Rapunzel: Cress and Tangled Nail Art

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February 2, 2014 by Alice in Readerland

When I heard that Bonnie of A Backwards Story was hosting A Week of Rapunzel in honor of the release of Marissa Meyer’s Cress, I knew that I just had to join! The Lunar Chronicleis my favorite series and I also enjoyed participating in A Week of Little Red last year!

Since Bonnie and I both love nail polish/nail art, I thought I’d try to create two different Rapunzel designs from my favorite Rapunzel retellings, Cress and Tangled!
First up, Cress!

Cress Nails

I decided I wanted to make one nail reminiscent of wires (or slightly like a very pretty inside of a computer), since Cress was a tech expert and hacker. I also figured that if the Lunar’s Direct Communication Chips looked like “tiny gemstones” according to Cinder then the futuristic-looking insides of their machines might look glamorous too. The wires were also a nod to Cinder. Of course, the silver crescent moon on my thumb is for Cress.

Tangled Nails Watermark

Tangled is also a retelling of Rapunzel, as well as being a favorite Disney movie of mine, so i knew that I also had to try a Tangled design for A Week of Rapunzel. Since the sun symbol played such an important part in the story, I painted little suns on my nails. You can’t really tell from the pictures, but I also sponged on three different kinds of purple for a textured background, inspired by the town scene where Rapunzel paints the sun symbol with different purple paints.

Are you wearing nail polish now? What’s it look like?

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12 thoughts on “A Week of Rapunzel: Cress and Tangled Nail Art

  1. I love your Cress nail art! The blue color is stunning and looks great with the silver.

  2. I am not huge nails fan, I don’t think I could wear fake ones..lol. I can’t get my own nails to grow so I don’t do much with nail polish. I think my figures look strange with polish when I do use it because I don’t hardly use it. :) Yours are cool!

  3. I love the Cress design you came up with! The polish is such a beautiful colour. :)

  4. That is so pretty! I love your nails. I usually tend to wear more pink nail polish than purple, but I’d love to find a shade similar to the one you’re wearing for the Cress design :)

  5. […] Meyer’s Cress! You can see a schedule of events here, my previous Week of Rapunzel post here, and follow #WeekOfRapunzel (and of course #SaveCress) on Twitter for […]

  6. Your nail art is so pretty, and your nails are so long! Have you read Cameron Dokey’s retelling of Rapunzel, Golden?

  7. […] can also see my Cress nail art post and my From Books to Fashion with Cress post for Week of […]

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