One thing you may or may not know about me is I am an avid reader. Other than painting my nails and nail art, which seemed a bit too obvious for me, I do love to read. I would say fiction is my favorite – mysteries, suspense, historical and coming of age. I love it all. Surprisingly enough I didn't go with Literary Lacquers nail polish for this look, now that I think about it I totally should have.
So like any good reader would, I have collected my fair share of nail stamping plates that have books on them and I have to say two of my favorites are my Messy Mansion MM24 plate, center nail, and my MoYou London Scholar 02 plate (even if the images are a bit large for my nails). To apply the stamps I used my very favorite white stamping polish – KBShimmer Eyes White Open.
See, how cute is that open book from the Scholar plate?! Too adorable.
Now let's talk about this base! This is CrowsToes Indian Summer. Now I first grabbed for this because of the name. California has had hot weather non stop lately and I swear it has felt like fall will never come! But this polish has such a lovely shift from magenta to royal purple to even a darkened red orange – this polish reminds me of a really lovely sunset!
So I hope you liked this first installment of Crumpets Nail Tarts 40 Great Nail Art Ideas! I'll be posting a new prompt and nail art idea every Friday – so sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy the show!
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