nails of the week: karou


If you will permit me to lavish praise upon my current obsession, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Days of Blood and Starlight. Dreams of Gods and Monsters. All written by goddess of words, Laini Taylor. I can't even tell you how much I love this YA fantasy series. The third book came out mid-April. I've never done this before, but I went back and read the first two books before starting the last one. I really want to savor the story, appreciate the effort and the beauty of how the words are put together. I read them on my phone, so I can highlight my favorite parts and quotes and things. You know, basically the whole of each book because they are that awesome! Now I have to come to the hard part...letting go. I have roughly 100 pages left in Dreams of Gods and Monsters and although I really want to know what happens, I'm just not quite ready to leave the worlds (not a typo). Just know that by the time you are reading this I will have come to the end of the story and will be in a full-on book hangover. At least my nails will remind me of hope and smoke and bone and magic. Those, I will take with me.


Karou means hope. Karou is also the main character of the story. She has blue hair. A trivial wish made it so. I used every blue hued polish I own to create a Karou-like manicure. I started with a base of Blue me away (far left). Then I used a tiny nail brush to paint on messy lines of all the other blues. A thin coat of teal glitter on top- for magic.


I have to include this quote, just so you can glimpse how beautiful these books are.

She tastes like nectar and salt. Nectar and salt and apples. Pollen and stars and hinges. She tastes like fairy tales. Swan maiden at midnight. Cream on the tip of a foxes tongue. She tastes like hope. 
excerpt from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


Have you read these books? Let's discuss!!!
Haven't read them? Go now...GO!!!!

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