Let me start off this post by saying I’ve never been one to read and enjoy books that fall into the genre of “horror.” I don’t do horror movies or go to scary places like Knott’s Scary Farm, even on Halloween with my boyfriend to hide behind! So you can imagine my nerves when I picked up a book with a levitating girl on the cover and creepy black and white photos throughout. But, with the huge amount of love and support Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has received on sites like Tumblr and Goodreads, I knew I needed to grow a pair and read it!
Sadly, I left it at my boyfriend’s house earlier this week, so I haven’t been able to finish it yet. But, I am incredibly intrigued with the characters and “peculiar” happenings so far! It even inspired my weekend manicure, which I am sharing with you today. My review of Miss Peregrine’s will becoming soon, but in the meantime, enjoy some fun nail polish!
While Miss Peregrine’s definitely has dark overtones, I was pleasantly surprised to find it isn’t nightmare-inducing scary! It was the creepy premise that inspired me to use an almost blood-red Julep polish, Lucy. I like that it gives off a dark vibe without being completely black. It took two coats to achieve the rich, pigmented color I wanted, and dried without streaks!
This was my first time using Julep’s new toy, the Plie Wand, and I loved it! Changing out the different caps was simple, and it really did give me so much more control when painting with my non-dominant hand. Like anything, it’ll probably take a bit of practice to make perfect, but I can see it becoming a staple in my manicure routine. I love me some fun, new gadgets to try out!
I decided to add a little bit of sparkle with accent dots on my thumb and ring fingers. I found the perfect gold in Self-Maid Millionair, one of the mini Sephora exclusive Cinderella nail polishes. The book takes on an element of the supernatural, and the gold really reminded me of that! Miss Peregrine’s home starts off as somewhat of an oasis for Jacob after the tragedy of his grandfather’s death, and the gold represents that.
Do you love a nice, dark mani every once in a while? Happy reading!