How To: The Love That Split The Nails

Tuesday, 26 January 2016
So recently I did my nails to match the gorgeous cover of The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry (for the second time), and I figured that since it comes out today and is AMAZING, I would try to teach you all how to do it too. 



Let's get started! 

What You'll Need:

- Light Pink Nail Polish
- Medium Pink Nail Polish 
- Purple Magenta Nail Polish 
- Light Purple Nail Polish
- Light Blue Nail Polish
- Medium Blue Nail Polish 
- Dark Blue Nail Polish
- Top Coat 
- Q-Tips
- Nail Polish Remover 


(Note: You could do this with less polishes if you'd like. I recommend using less polishes the shorter your nails are due to nail space.)

Painting the Sunset:

***Start with bare nails***

1) Start by taking the medium blue nail polish and painting a line across the bottom of your nail (near the cuticle). 
2) Using the light blue nail polish, paint a line on top of the medium blue line, making sure the two somewhat overlap. 
3) Using the light purple nail polish, paint a line on top of the light blue line, making sure the two somewhat overlap. 
4) Using the purple magenta nail polish, paint a line on top of the light purple line, making sure the two somewhat overlap. 
5) Using the medium pink nail polish, paint a line on top of the purple magenta line, making sure the two somewhat overlap. 
6) Using the light pink nail polish, paint a line on top of the medium pink line, making sure the two somewhat overlap. Make sure the line goes to the top of your nail so all the nail space is completely filled in. 
7) Without letting it dry, take your top coat and begin to paint from the BOTTOM of your nail (where the blue is) to the TOP of your nail (where the pink is) in a vertical line. Start from one side of the nail and repeat this until you have blended the entire nail and all the polishes. 
8) Repeat steps 1-7 for the rest of your nails. 
9) Let them completely dry. 



Painting the Split:

1) Taking the dark blue, make two diagonal lines beginning at the centre of the bottom of your nail (the bottom of the V) and ending at the side of your nail (making the top of the V). 
2) Fill in the bottom part of the V.
3) Repeat steps 1-2 for the rest of your nails. 
4) Let completely dry. 



Finishing It Off:

1) Taking your top coat, paint a thin layer over your nails.
2) Let them completely dry. 
3) Taking a cotton swab, dip in the nail polish remover and clean up the nails. 

You're done! Congratulations! 


Things To Remember:

- DO NOT LET YOUR NAILS DRY WHEN PAINTING THE SUNSET BEFORE YOU BLEND THE COLOURS. TRUST ME. 
- Let your nails COMPLETELY DRY before painting the dark blue "V". (It's a lot of nail polish so give it a good half hour or so.) 
- Do not blend too much or else all the colours will become one and that's not what we want. 
- I recommend doing the sunset on one hand, letting it touch dry (when it feels dry when you touch it but is not completely dry) and then doing the other hand. Or you can let it completely dry. Depends on how much time you have. 


Where to Purchase The Love That Split The World:
Amazon.ca | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Chapters/Indigo | Book Depository | iBooks | Amazon

Hope you all enjoyed this. (I've never done anything like this before on my blog, but it was fun!) Be sure to check out The Love That Split The World, which is out today!!! (It's amazing.)

If you do attempt this, use the hashtag #TheLoveThatSplitTheNails so I can find your photos!!!

4 comments:

  1. OMYGOD. your nails are so gorgeous Liran!!! You got mad skillz.

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    1. Thaaaaaaannnnkkkkkk yyyyoooouuuuu!!!!! (YOUR SKILLS ARE INSANE TOO!!!!) <333333333333333

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  2. OMG! This actually looks amazing! I need to read this book but first I think I'm going to grab some nail polish to nail this look!

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    1. Yes!!!! You totally should!!!! (TLTSTW is amazing btw!)

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