Friday, October 9, 2015

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition - Nail Art and Giddy Squealing


Hello, all! I have an insanely special post to share with you today! You are all already aware of my passion and love of nail art, but did you know I'm also a huge book lover?? Seriously, just holding a book makes my heart pitter patter to a happy little dance. I used to work at Border's Bookstore and so I've acquired many books over the years. But I have to say, I haven't been this excited for a book release since...well, since July 21, 2007.

What happened on that date? Well, the final installment of the Harry Potter series was released on that day. I grew up reading Harry Potter and I can't say that I love any story or fantasy world more than this one. It makes my soul happy to even think about the wizarding world or Harry Potter!

And now, that feeling of pure, unadulterated joy is back because Jim Kay has lent his prowess to the book that started it all in the Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Be still my beating heart.
If you'd like to get a quick peek of the inside illustrations, you can head here (or check out your favorite book retailer!).

I ended up creating some nail art in honor of the book's release and really like how it turned out! I painted a golden snitch, Harry, Hedwig, and the classic HP font...and peeking in on my thumb is the Gryffindor house colors.
I used a base of OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls (white) and Zoya's Willa for the black. The rest was done with acrylic paints. I saw quite a few versions of my middle nail design but the one that directly inspired me was by @sydvicious88 on Instagram. 

Overall, I'm happy with how the nail art turned out! And, I'm so stoked about the book.
Have you read the Harry Potter Series? How do you like it? Would you buy the illustrated edition??

Happy Polishing :)