Manicure Monday (96): Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

June 15, 2015 Beauty, Manicure Monday, Thuy 3

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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.

Happy Monday, everyone! Did you guys go see Jurassic World over the weekend? I did, and I thought it was pretty awesome. It was a lot of fun and the dinos look fantastic. Chris Pratt is great as well and it’s a really fun, summer movie. And it’s definitely starting to feel like summer around here. We had a bit of June gloom last week but that has burned off and the weather is getting warmer. I can’t believe that July 4 is around the bend and with it, Comic Con, which is in early July this year. But enough about summer. let’s talk about today’s manicure!

As soon as I  saw the cover to David Levithan’s Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story, I knew what kind of manicure I wanted to do. Hold Me Closer is a companion novel to Will Grayson, Will Grayson by Levithan and John Green, and is a hilarious and poignant novel about two characters named Will Grayson. One of the standout characters from that novel is Tiny Cooper, one of Will Grayson’s gloriously gay best friends. I really enjoyed the book and was very excited to hear that the Tiny Cooper music (which was mentioned in the book) would be coming to life.

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This cover is exploding with gold glitter goodness so I started off my manicure with a sparkly gold base. Zoya Ziv is a beautiful bright gold with tons of bling. I used one coat just as a base layer for the real glitter.

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Next I used a polish with big chunks of gold glitter in a clear base to add extra oomph to my gold nails. I used a shade from Beauty brand called Gold Glitter (very imaginative, I know). I used two coats to get it extra glitterly. Beauty is a no name brand that is usually sold at beauty supply stores for $1. You can use any chunky gold glitter you have or even use loose gold glitter sprinkled over a wet base.

HoldMeCloser-ManicureMonday-4After giving my glitter enough time to dry, I gave it a coat of quick drying top coat to smooth out the texture and give me a good base for stamping. The stars came next and I used a stamping plate to get a nice, even patterning of stars. I used Cheeky plate CH5 but I am sure there are star stamping plates from many brands and those would all work as well. I used Cult Nails Tempest, a white cream, for stamping and stamped stars on all of my nails.

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This was a super easy look to create and I loved how it turned out. I definitely think Tiny Cooper would approve. Hope you all enjoyed today’s look!

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  • AWESOME

  • This is totally one of my favorites from you. It looks so fantastic!!! I so want to copy this sometime ;)

  • Lucy

    Love your glittery, starry manicure! Yes, Tiny Cooper would totally approve. I still need to read this book!