Ok, anyone who knows me even a little bit knows I am a raving, rabid Game of Thrones fan. I’ve read all of the books (no spoilers, so no worries) and am a massive fan of the HBO TV series. So to extend my nerd cred even further, I decided to do a House Stark inspired manicure.
The sigil of House Stark is a grey wolf running across a field of white. But I didn’t have any white nail polish so I thought grey-on-grey would work perfectly. I decided to try a half-moon manicure using hole reinforcements as a guide – my logic being, “wolves, moon hey that works!” It was pretty easy and I think I did a decent job for my first try!
After my base coat (Seche Vite Base Coat) I applied 2 coats of Zoya Tao. This color is GORGEOUS. A shimmering medium grey. Love it! I then applied Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat and then let that all dry for about 30 minutes.
Then I cut the hole reinforcement stickers in half and applied them to the nail — the part covered by the sticker would remain the dark grey shade. This is the tricky part as you need the edges to stick down really well and it’s the area I had problems with. But I am OK with the little imperfections! If you’re worried about the stickers sticking TOO much to your nails just stick them to your hand a time or two, to dull the adhesive.
Once the stickers were on, I applied 2 coats of China Glaze Pelican Gray and after about 1 minute, carefully peeled off the stickers. Then another layer of Seche Vite on top and voila!
WINTER IS COMING!
One thing I’d add is that you may want to do one hand in it’s entirety before doing the other. I had a helluva time getting the stickers on/off while one hand was still not dry. Next time I’d do each hand separately. Also, be sure your nails are totaaaallllyyy dry before putting the stickers on b/c if not — they’ll pull your polish right off.
So, any Game of Thrones fans out there? What house are you? What do you think of the TV series? Is Arya the most badass kid ever? Do you want to go to The Wall just to hang out with Jon Snow and his lovely hair? Do you hate Joffrey as much as I do??? Please discuss! But please… no spoilers past this week’s episode!
And I’ll leave you with this: