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 Chronicles is 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!
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 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?