Inspired by a book Nail Art

There was only ever going to be one book (or series of books) I chose for today. I’ve been a fan of the Harry Potter books for more than ten years now and it was so much fun doing a tribute to them on my nails!

I wanted to keep it relatively simple, but still obvious enough what the theme was so I decided to do a take on the four houses at Hogwarts – Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin. I also add a cheeky Potter lightning bolt scar onto my thumb.


I painted my thumb with Models Own Black Magic, my index finger with No7 Pillar Box, my middle finger with Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream, my ring finger with Barry M Yellow and my little finger with Sally Hansen Emerald Express.

I then used a striping brush to make the lightning bolt and stripes. The lightning bolt and index finger were done with Barry M Foil Effects Gold, the middle finger with LA Colors Bronze Bombshell, the ring finger with Models Own Black Magic and the little finger with Barry M Foil Effects Silver.

I’m so pleased with how it came out!

For this manicure I used:

  • Revlon – Quick Dry Base Coat
  • Models Own – Black Magic
  • Barry M – Foil Effects Gold
  • Barry M – Foil Effects Silver
  • Barry M – Blueberry Ice Cream
  • Barry M – Yellow
  • Sally Hansen – Emerald Express
  • LA Colors – Bronze Bombshell
  • No7 – Pillar Box
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Top Coat

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