Landline Lovin’

Who loves Rainbow Rowell?? I DO!! What isn’t there to love about her adorable love stories and cute book covers! Her brand new book, Landline, is no exception. Sometimes she writes about teens and sometimes she writes about adults, but no matter the age, her stories have touched me and made me think.

One reason Rainbow Rowell continues to produce work that is so special comes from her ability to capture the different facets of love and relationships. Their ups and downs, laughs and tears, struggles and triumphs.

Landline follows Georgie McCool as she makes the difficult decision to spend Christmas working instead of with her husband and two daughters in Omaha. Through a series of flashbacks that get us caught up on Georgie’s relationship with long-time best friend Seth and husband Neil. Things really get interesting, though, when Georgie realizes that the Neil she thought she was talking to is actually 23-year-old boyfriend Neil! Is this the chance she’s been waiting for to fix their marriage or is she supposed to stop things before they ever happen?

I haven’t read Attatchments, Rowell’s other Contemporary Adult Fiction novel, so I was interested to see how much would differ in the story and style in comparison with her YA novels, Fangirl and Eleanor & Park. I was pleasently surprised to find that really the only thing that changed was the fact she was writing about an adult couple. I was worried her voice and style would lose its captivating fun and engaging details, but it didn’t! I devoured the story in just over 24 hours!

Now that I’ve told you how much I adore Landline, let’s do this mani!

Tools I used // Julep Polishes + Banana Republic Polish + OPI Polish + Plie Want & Dotting/Striping Tool
Tools I used // Julep Polishes + Banana Republic Polish + OPI Polish + Plie Want & Dotting/Striping Tool

When I saw the cover of this book, I was SO EXCITED to paint my nails! Perfect color palette plus cute images had me inspired right away. Grey and pink are two of my favorite colors together, so I wanted the striped spine incorporated into  my overall design. I took the rest of the cover pretty literal, choosing to paint an old-fashioned telephone on my ring finger and continue the cord across my other two nails.

Landline Inspired ManicureTo create the yellow telephone, I grabbed my Julep Plie Wand and dotting tool. I made two yellow dots and with the extra paint, connected them with a line. I tried a striping brush first to connect the dots, but the line wouldn’t get to the correct width. The cord was a little bit trickier! The long striping brush was harder to control and keep thin, but I made it work.

Landline Inspired Manicure

I’m very proud of how this manicure turned out! This design was the most challenging I’ve attempted so far, but with great risk comes great reward! Normally, I don’t consider myself the artistic type when it comes to painting, so I go a more abstract “inspired” route in my manicures. I’m really excited, though, to continue to learn and try new things when it comes to nail art.

Landline Inspired Manicure

Landline Inspired Manicure

Have you read Landline yet, and do you have a favorite Rainbow Rowell novel? I’d love to hear! Happy Reading!

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