Good evening, everyone! I am so excited for today’s nail art. I’ve been wanting to create it since January, and I finally found time to do so. In today’s post, I’m sharing my fan nail art for the best-selling Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen, an AMAZING novel and my favorite books of all time. 😍 And guess what?! The wonderful author, Jennifer, was so kind to feature my manicure on her blog!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much, Jennifer!! ❤️  You can read the blog post, see my featured nail art, and the other fantastic fan art at this link: 

HORIZON Giveaway Winner, and Fan Art!

Okay, now onto the nail art! I’ve created a fun video tutorial (up on YouTube and below) to show you how to re-create this design at home. The list of polishes and tools I used are below (you can substitute some of them for acrylic paint if you like) and the video is below that. Enjoy!

Polishes/Tools used to create this design:

“Indigo Waters” – whim. *link unvailable

“All Hands on Deck” – essie

“Danke-Shiny Red” – OPI

“Best Ponies Forever” – China Glaze

“I Sea Ponies” – China Glaze

“Don’t Take Yosemite for Granite” – OPI

“Strobe Light” – Sally Hansen (Xtreme Wear)

Detailing Nail Art Brush or Toothpick

Dotting Tool or Toothpick

(It helps to have the book covers in front of you to re-create the designs, or you can use images. If you’re interested in purchasing the books, you can find them below.)

Ascendance Trilogy: The False Prince

Ascendance Trilogy: The Runaway King

Ascendance Trilogy: The Shadow Throne

I had such a great time designing these nails! I actually found the three polishes way back in January; I bought them specifically for this nail art. I went to Ulta, brought the books with me, and scouted ’til I found the PERFECT polishes. 🙂 Which book (and/or nail design) from this series was your favorite? Comment below! And if you haven’t read these yet, I HIGHLY recommend them, infinite plus!

Before I finish off this post, I wanted to mention something really cool. If you’re familiar with Zoya nail polish, you know that all of their polishes have names. Well, I saw two named “Imogen” and “Sage”!!! You can check out this sweet duo by clicking the images below:

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and YouTube video! Be sure to subscribe to the blog and follow @threesixtynails on Instagram to help unlock the giveaway! Have a great weekend!

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Have a polished rest of your day! 🙂

– Cali, host of threesixtynails

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Cali G.

I'm a nail artist, positivity/wellness enthusiast, and perpetual creative. I've been sharing nails and good vibes here in my corner of the Internet since 2017. Follow me @threesixtynails on social and check the Contact page if you want to get in touch. Have a polished rest of your day! ✨