1. I’m completely stuck trying to come up with my next book-inspired nail art. Suggestions?


  2. Black, White, and Blue

    Black, White, and Blue

    I’ve always kind of loved thick, horizontal stripes, but I’ve never been that great at painting them on my nails.  Straight, horizontal lines on a curved surface are not the easiest thing to do.  But I thought I’d give them another go, and I like how they turned out.  Much better than my first attempt at horizontal striped nail art.

    stripes and blue

    I wanted to keep it simple with the black and white (the best…

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  3. Check out these cool tie-dye floral nails on thepolishsquirrel.com today! #nails #nailart


  4. Tie-Dye Flowers

    I am still kind of obsessed with these flowers (previous posts here and here).  They’re super cute, and actually pretty easy to do.  This time, I went a little bit simpler with the flowers, but used a tie-dye background (creating using the watercolor technique), and accented them with a cool geometric pattern (inspired by Mr. Candiipants).  I absolutely love them!

    watercolor flowers

    The triangles and leaves are…

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  5. Today’s post was inspired by The Maze Runner. Check it out at thepolishsquirrel.com! #nails #nailart #themazerunner


  6. The Maze Runner

    My most recent book-inspired nail art (seen here and here) has been pretty popular, and it’s definitely been some of my favorite nail art I’ve done, so I decided to make a series out of it.  My goal is to write one post a week inspired by some of my favorite (or most recently read) literature.

    Today’s post was inspired by The Maze Runnerby James Dashner.  I don’t know if this is a favorite, but I…

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  7. Red Rising inspired nail art today on thepolishsquirrel.com! #nailart #redrising #nails


  8. Red Rising

    I’ve been on a huge reading kick lately – I’m taking part in the Goodreads challenge for 2014, and I’m currently 12 books into my 50 book goal (if you’re on Goodreads, add me as a friend).  I read the Divergent series last month, and I’ve been really into distopian books since.  I bought Red Risingby Pierce Brown on a whim, and ended up completely loving it!  Definitely check it out if you’re…

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  9. Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Check out my green nails on thepolishsquirrel.com!


  10. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  Hope you’re all having a good Monday.  I wanted to do some nail art for today, and after going through my (rather large) collection of green nail polish, I decided to do something simple using a few of my favorites.

    green chevron

    I started with a base of China Glaze Four Leaf Clover (because how could I not use that one?), and then painted the ikat-ish chevrons with Essie…

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