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!


Mani in Bloom {Puffin in Bloom Cover Inspired Manicures}

Puffin in Bloom Cover Inspired Manicure // Novels and Nail PolishI am head over heels in love with the Puffin in Bloom collection, and have been since I originally began noticing them during my frequent visits to Barnes & Noble. Rifle Paper Co. creates stunning everything, so it’s no surprise that this collab between them and Puffin Classics was executed so perfectly!

On Black Friday, I finally made the leap and bought the box set (which comes with the most adorable matching bookmark). The covers are floral and feminine and SO inspriring, so what did I do? Painted 4 different manicures, of course!

Puffin in Bloom Cover Inspired Manicure // Novels and Nail Polish

I used a WHOLE bunch of colors, so it would be pretty impossible to name all of them. My usual favorites – Julep, OPI and Nail Inc. – definitely made an appearance.

Without further ado, here are my cover-inspired manicures that quickly rose to the top of my favorite list!

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Do you have a favorite classics edition? 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!

I’m back!

I know I’ve been gone for a little bit. Life and work at Disney got super busy, and the biggest problem was my book ADD! A couple weeks ago, I found myself in the middle of six different books… all at the same time! And I just couldn’t find one that held my attention enough to get through more than 30 or 40 pages. 

But not to worry!
I finally found a book that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with. One that I finished in just 24 hours, which I haven’t done since my beloved Hunger Games trilogy. And that book is… Divergent by Veronica Roth! So many feels all packed into one book that Roth penned and got published by the time she was 23. I need to get working on my very own bestseller! 
Coming very soon will be my reviews of both Divergent, and its sequel, Insurgent. My nail art for those two books, however, will be on hold until the release of the much anticipated finale to the series, Allegiant, so I can do a series post! 
Happy reading!