LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
This was the first ARC I picked up at Book Expo America this year and I read it in a single day. Let me tell you, it was worth braving the wickedly long line for Rowell’s signing. Her prose is that perfect blend of simplicity and elegance that hits just the right notes to tug on your heartstrings and keep you enthralled to the last page. Naturally, I had to channel all those feels into nail art (we all cope in our own ways).
For this manicure, I used six polishes (well, five and a nail art pen, which felt a bit like cheating, but loops are hard):
Essie All In One 3 Way Glaze as a base coat
L’Oréal Colour Riche - Greycian Goddess (560)
Kiss Nail Art in white
NYC In a New York Color Minute - Lexington Yellow (294)
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black
Wet N’ Wild matte top coat
The first version I did was just the phone and the cord on a plain gray background, but it lost the playful element from the cover. I really liked the vivid contrast between the title and Rowell’s name so I spiced it up with some vertical white stripes to bring in that same balance of color.
LANDLINE drops on July 8th from St. Martin’s Press. If you’re a fan of Rowell’s work, pick it up. If you haven’t read any of her books yet, it’s a great place to start (I’m also partial to FANGIRL, so you should probably read that one, too).