Manicure Monday (95): Redshirts

June 1, 2015 Beauty, Manicure Monday, Thuy 4

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Hi and welcome to Manicure Monday, a feature that combines my love of reading and nail polish. Each week I’ll showcase one of my current reads along with a matching book manicure.

So, I meant to post this manicure last week. However, I had a minor computer glitch and my computer was down for a few days. Luckily it was something I was able to fix myself (phew) but I ended up not being able to post in time. Better late than never though so today I present to you a manicure inspired by Redshirts by John Scalzi. This is a sci-fi novel loosely inspired by Star Trek. I recently read Lock In by Scalzi and really liked it, and picked Redshirts up at the library.

 

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This was a pretty easy manicure to create. I picked a bright red creme as the base. The polish is by Color Club but it came in a set of polish and, unfortunately, it was not labeled with a name. Any red creme will do though. The one I used didn’t quite match. It’s brighter than the cover color, but it’s pretty close.

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Once that dried, I used acrylic paint in a mustard yellow to paint the insignia for the Universal Union which is on the cover. While the design is pretty simple, it took a little big of finesse to get it how I wanted it.

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Sorry it’s kind of hard to see the design with the glare. I ended up liking this one a lot just because of the red polish. A good, classic red is pretty hard to beat. Hope you guys liked today’s look. Let me know if you’ve read any John Scalzi. Are there any books I need to put on my TBR pile?

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  • Jon B

    Put every John Scalzi book in the TBR pile. I can guarantee you’ll find every one of them entertaining.

    • Thanks for the tip, Jon. I am glad that I have a large backlist to go through.

  • Lucy

    I still haven’t read any John Scalzi but I do have a copy of the Redshirts audio. Love the red and gold manicure – classic!

    • I just finished Redshirts and I did not like it as much as I liked Lock In. Not sure if it’s because I am not super familiar with the Star Trek lexicon or what but it just didn’t grab me the same way. Still fun though. I’d be interested in hearing what the audiobook is like.