The Jungle Book Nail Art for Disney Style

So I’ve fallen into another little blogging slump lately because I’m a bridesmaid in THREE weddings this summer! That means pretty much all of my weekends are booked for the next couple months, which is when I normally get most of my posts written. So bear with me as I try to get into a new routine.

In the meantime, check out my Jungle Book nail art tutorial that I did at work for Disney Style! I’m pretty much obsessed with the tropical palm leaf trend, so I never wanted to take this manicure off!

Happy Reading!


Novels and Nail Polish on Allure

Hey everybody, I did a thing! I’m so excited to announce that I worked on a collab with Allure to create cover-inspired manicures for their spring reads!

Novels and Nail Polish for Allure

I’ll put up a full look at each manicure soon, but check out a peek at what I created!

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Make sure you head over to Allure to see the full gallery! Happy Reading!

Zootopia Nails for Disney Style

I’m not sure how many of you know, but I started my absolute dream job doing social media for Disney Style, Disney’s official lifestyle blog. I get to spend my days on Facebook and Instagram, writing about Winnie the Pooh accessories and nail polish inspired by the Princesses. So of course, Disney nail art comes with the territory.

This week, I had the opportunity to help out with a brand new nail art tutorial inspired by one of the biggest movies in theaters right now – Zootopia! Check out the tutorial I filmed for Disney Style, and make sure you follow along/subscribe for even more super fun Disney lifestyle and fashion goodies!

I hope you enjoyed this Zootopia nail art tutorial! Happy Reading!

Kissing 2015 Goodbye

Hi guys! Long time no blog, huh??

Long story short about where I’ve been – in September, work and life started to weigh really heavily on my mind, and I found myself super uninspired. I kept up with my Novels and Nail Polish Instagram account, but I couldn’t bring myself to do much of anything past snapping a couple photos and painting my nails once a week.

But here we are, just a few hours away from 2016, and I’m ready to get inspired again! So here’s what I was up to in 2015 & some my goals for 2016!

2015 Reading Challenge – Looks like I’m finishing out 2015 with 57 of 60 books read! This is by far the highest number of books I’ve read in one year, so I’m definitely proud – even if I didn’t reach my goal. Check out my Goodreads or reading challenge page for a full list of the books I read!

New Bookshelf // Novels and Nail Polish

Bookshelf Beauty – I ran out of places to put my books, so a couple months ago I bought a new – and BIGGER – bookshelf! It’s basically my most prized possession at this point. Though if I’m being honest with myself, I’ll probably need another one soon because this guy is already full! And if you’re wondering, those super fun string lights are from Bright Lab Lights & I love ’em!

Novels and Nail Polish YouTube Channel – Earlier this year, I started up my YouTube channel, and while I only have 5 videos, I’m really happy with what I’ve done so far! Making videos definitely took a hit when I stopped blogging, but this is something I’m going to really work on in 2016. Keep an eye out for hauls, tutorials and more coming soon!

The Year of Fantasy YA – This year, I read a TON of YA Fantasy novels. I kicked off the trend early in the year when I re-read HP, The Lunar Chronicles and the Grisha Trilogy. And pretty much my entire summer was taken up by The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Lastly, I finally fell in love with the Throne of Glass series in the fall. Basically, I’m obsessed with all of them! I can’t wait to see what books I discover in 2016!

Queen of Shadows cover-inspired manicure // Novels and Nail Polish

#Bookstagram – 2015 was another amazing year for the Bookstagram community. I know I’m continually inspired by the gorgeous photos I see my fellow bookworms post every day. I think it’s easy to forget sometimes that we should post because we love it, so 2016 is going to be all about gratitude, choosing happiness and not comparing myself to others on social media!

Novels and Nail Polish 2015 Best Nine on Instagram

What are your 2016 goals – blog-related or life in general? Happy Reading!

Novels and Nail Polish {YouTube Channel Announcement}

Guys, I did a thing! I’ve been thinking about starting a YouTube channel for a while now – somewhere to talk everything books & nails. I also really wanted to try my hand at filming nail art tutorials. Growing up in theatre made it always seem possible, but it’s hard to actually push your insecurities aside and take the plunge!

So this week I’ve decided to try my hand at it, and I’m really happy with where I’m starting. Check it out and subscribe so you don’t miss any of the fun!

Happy Reading!

Novels and Nail Polish on YouBeauty

I am so incredibly excited to announce that Novels and Nail Polish is featured in a story on YouBeauty, a fun site dedicated to everything related to living and feeling beautiful!

YouBeautyRachel, a freelance writer, reached out to me about wanting to tell the story of Novels and Nail Polish‘s creative focus. I had a blast answering her questions, but I am completely blown away by the amazing article she wrote and picture she painted of what I do! Go read it!

Novels and Nail Polish on YouBeauty I am so proud of this little blog, and am always completely grateful for all of the support I’ve received from family, friends and the bookish & beauty internet communities! Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I can’t wait for what else is to come!

Happy Reading!