Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Polished Bookworms presents Gone Girls

So you may remember that I'm a member of the Polished Bookworms, a polish lovers book club. Each month we read a book that the group voted on and then create a mani based on that book. Want to join us next month, join the Facebook group here. We'll be reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

This month we read Gone Girl, and let me tell you it was a hard read for me. I just cannot get on board with either Amy or Nick as I think they are both scumbag weirdos. My mani is based off the moment when Nick discovers Amy is truly gone. The door has been left ominously open and Amy's precious indoor cat, Bleeker, is sitting on the stoop.




I did the whole mani in acrylic paints. I like the way the cat came out and the overgrown grass against the siding is good. But my door just didn't translate. It turned into a big red blob when topcoated. I did finish the whole mani in Revlon Matte Top Coat.

Be sure to check out all the other Gone Girl mani's linked below.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*nothing to declare


44 comments:

  1. Great mani! Definitely not the best book though. Her first two books are superior in my opinion. Sharp Objects is my favorite!

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    1. It wasn't my favorite. I'll have to try some of the others.

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    1. Thanks, its the only one I actually like. The rest got lost in translation.

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  3. I think you captured the moment wonderfully!

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  4. "Scumbag weirdos," lol.
    I liked the book OK, even though it's not my usual. I would've had a REALLY hard time figuring out what to do for a mani, though, so props to you! - Bubbie

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    1. I tried twice to finish this stupid book and I just hate Nick & Amy so much that I can't even.

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  5. I haven't read the book, but I like your manicure!!

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  6. Such a clever idea to get inspiration for a pretty mani :)

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    1. You can join us next month if you'd like.

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    1. Thanks, he's the only part I like.

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  8. You captured the scene perfectly

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  9. I haven't read the book, I read a movie synopsis and thought it was just weird, not in a good and interesting way but in a "wtf is wrong with these people" way. But, I do like the cat, it's super cute.

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    1. I agree. That's what I thought the whole time reading it.

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  10. Also, I'm gonna eagerly await next month's installment because I love Hitchhikers Guide!

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    1. I cannot wait. I love the movie so the book should be lots of fun!

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  11. Loling at scumabg weirdos! I feel pretty much the same about the book and couldn't come up with a decent mani! Yours is so perfect though!

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    1. It's the truth. Thats how I feel about them.

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  12. I haven't read the book but I love your mani. The cat is perfect!

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    1. Thanks, he's the only part I actually like of it.

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  13. That book left me with all kinds of feelings which I suppose is the point,. Love your inspired mani!

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    1. My feelings were hate and rage. ;-)

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  14. Love the kitty, it's so adorable! This book was so good and I can totally see the inspiration from the book.

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    1. Thanks, I was going for that. Glad it didn't get lost in translation.

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  16. I commend you for being able to come up with one. I loathed the book for the same reasons - both characters were just so toxic. I couldn't even figure out a mani to do. Yours is awesome - I love the moment you chose to paint!

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    1. Toxic is a much better word for them. Ugh, worst characters of all time.

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  17. I'm in the same group but barely have time to read, haha!! I've heard the same about the book and I will probably dislike it for the same reasons.

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    1. I'd skip it for Aprils book. I'm loving it already.

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  18. Cool mani and I agree none of the characters in the book are particularly likeable.....

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  19. This looks great! I didn't read Gone Girl, but I am so participating in April! Hitchiker's Guide is one of my all time faves.

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    1. I'm loving the book so far. I bought the ultimate set on my kindle, so I just kept trucking into the other books.

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