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Nailed It: We’re Back (and It’s Summer!)

Hiya! So we took a little unexpected hiatus from our NAILED IT feature (somehow 3 months has passed) but we’ve still been painting our nails and sharing new colors with each other. (Our latest addiction is the Sinful Colors brand you can pick up at the drugstore. The polish was recently highly rated in Consumer […]

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June 22, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Alexa S. - YAY FOR A NEW NAILED IT! And you both totally nailed it with these cover + polish combos. I’m loving all the bright colors, since I tend to gravitate towards those when the weather is warmer!

Nailed It: Hollywood Edition

Welcome welcome welcome to an absolutely fun week at Rather Be Reading Blog! We’ll be hosting an entire Hollywood Week, inspired by the Starstruck young adult series by Rachel Shukert. Hollywood in the 1930s, three strong (yet flawed) ladies trying to make their marks in showbiz, and all the road blocks that get into their way. […]

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March 9, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Hollywood Week: A Taste of New York + A Recap, Estelle - […] It: Starstruck + Reality Boy » Andi ABC’s Styles the Stars for the Oscars » My review of Love Me (Book 2 of the […]

March 3, 2014 - 10:53 am

Alexa S. - I’ve got to say, I’m REALLY excited about this week of posts! I love the nail colors you’ve picked out — they’re so bright and colorful and just get me all excited to do my nails 😉

March 2, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Cassie G - I loved Starstruck but haven’t started book 2 yet! I have it on my NetGalley though, so I’m very excited to start it!

AND I just started Reality Boy this week, so I loved that pick! The colors are excellent and now I just want them all!

March 2, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - I love the cover of Reality Boy and your choices for the nail polishes are perfect!

March 2, 2014 - 10:38 am

Annie - This is so cool! I still have yet to read Starstruck but I will definitely. I love books set in the thirties and the fact that it’s also in Hollywood makes it even better! I don’t think the yellow would look good on my nails either but I really love the turquoise. I also must try black and gray – I don’t usually wear darker colours but it’d be good to experiment a little!

Nailed It: Tales (and Nails) of Friendship

It’s February! A very special month over here at Rather Be Reading because someone is due to have her baby this month, another someone is celebrating a birthday, and at the end of the month, we celebrate three years since the first time we met! (We’ll let you guess who is who with those first […]

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February 6, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Ellice - I love this feature ladies! Those colors are so pretty (I’m especially loving the sparkle in Cynthia). February is a big month for y’all! Congrats, Magan, on your beautiful little bundle of joy. Happy birthday, Estelle. And congrats to you BOTH for becoming close friends and starting a blog that so many people adore 🙂

February 4, 2014 - 7:01 am

The Sound of Letting Go: A Review + Author Interview - […] Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy from B&N | Nailed It […]

February 3, 2014 - 8:26 pm

Kelly - I don’t have anything to add to the conversation, I just wanted to say how much I love this feature! You always nail (no pun intended!) the colours; they always match perfectly!

February 3, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Rachel - I’m so excited to read both of these books! YAY FRIENDSHIPS. For reals though. We need more of that in YA. I have Maybe One Day but I’ve been putting it off because I’m afraid it’s going to turn me into a mess. I hadn’t heard of The Sound of Letting Go before now but that’s totally going on my TBR. I ADORE Myrtle. It’s a very sexy color. Reece is pretty cool too, though I rarely wear purple.

February 3, 2014 - 9:06 am

Betty - Love the nail colors with the books!! I love books that focus on friendship, but I hate reading about cancer so not sure I’ll go for Maybe One Day. 🙁
Happy Birthday, Estelle!!!!!
Congratulations (super soon) Magan!!!! I am so excited for you!!!

February 2, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Alexa S. - YAY FOR FRIENDSHIP! I love having been able to meet and become friends with you both, and am excited for what February will bring. Beautiful covers + beautiful nail polish — it totally works!

February 2, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Kailia Sage - I love this feature so much. I might need to get Julep nail polishes just to see how I like them since everyone is raving about them.

February 2, 2014 - 5:29 pm

alice-jane - I love how you guys decided to focus on friendship novels since I feel like there’s not a lot of books that focus on friendships. Female friendships have defined my life to a certain point and I’ve learned a lot from my friends– through the laughter, the struggles and more.

I love the bokeh and the color scheme for The Sound of Letting Go. The title’s quite nice, too, in my opinion. Also, I can’t imagine the struggles that the characters went through in Maybe One Day but I’m glad that it was a great read, despite the tearjerker.

February 2, 2014 - 11:40 am

Molly | wrapped up in books - I’m excited to check out these books that prominently feature female friendships. Love the nail polish and cover pairings. It’s a fun feature.

February 2, 2014 - 8:06 am

Andi - I love this! Two of my favorite things, books and nail polish. Great colors to go with the books and I think I have most of these colors. 🙂

Nailed It: Thankful for Family

With Thanksgiving Day so so close (we can’t believe it), we’ve decided to change things up once again for NAILED IT and focus on books with great family influences. Sometimes books in YA tend to go heavy on romance and friendships and forget that there are parents at home, but we have always noted to […]

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October 17, 2014 - 6:32 pm

"Time" is now bendy... - Tamara Ireland Stone - […] “It’s been really hard for me to stop thinking about the Time Between Us series. It was one of those unexpected reading experiences for me this year, and I can’t wait to read it again. (How many books can you say that about?). If you are on the prowl for a well-rounded story… be sure to check out these two books.” — Rather Be Reading […]

November 19, 2013 - 9:02 pm

Alexa Y. - I am LOVING the palettes, as usual ladies! These colors are NICE. And I’m so glad you liked that series E, because it’s one of my favorites. And M, I can’t wait to read Ink is Thicker than Water! Hmm, as for books with family in them, I think most Sarah Dessen books do have that aspect. But my favorite example is always Second Chance Summer 🙂

November 19, 2013 - 7:32 pm

Bookworm1858 - I agree that the pink would have seemed more summery than the addition of blue. I love that you both talked about family in your descriptions-that tends to be important to me in a book and I’m pleased that both of these are on my to-read list.

November 19, 2013 - 2:02 pm

Nicole - Love both of these palettes, but especially the first! I still need to read both of these books though! I know, I know. *bows head in shame*. Wonderful post ladies!

November 19, 2013 - 9:34 am

Meg - Love both of these color palettes, and it’s always so refreshing to find supportive parents present in YA! I’m really liking the sound of both books… off to add to my wishlist!

Nailed It: Halloween Edition

Happy October, friends! It’s time for us to discuss book covers and manicures in our monthly Nailed It. This go ’round, instead of choosing an October book release we’re looking forward to, we decided to spice things up by choosing a thriller, horror, or mystery book to fit the mood of Halloween. EEEP. If you’ve […]

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November 4, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Alexa Y. - I haven’t read either of these books yet, but I do love the nail polish colors that you’ve both chosen! I’m not sure which one is my favorite, but I’m leaning towards either Minnie or Brandt. They’re perfect fall colors to me!

October 15, 2013 - 8:34 pm

Ellice - Y’all I just love this feature… It’s different and just so much fun! I haven’t tried Julep nail polish yet… I’ve seen a LOT of people discussing it on twitter, so I will have to change this!

I’m not much of a horror/thriller reader either. I read the Mara Dyer books last year, and those were about as scary as I can handle. I usually read before I go to bed at night, but I had to read those during the day! I’m such a wimp 🙂 haha

October 14, 2013 - 5:08 pm

April Books & Wine - I think I wore Molly the other week.

I love these colors though, nice job matching the colors to the covers!

October 14, 2013 - 3:01 pm

molly @ wrapped up in books - I love this post! Those colors are great.

October 14, 2013 - 5:02 am

Erin - I love your nailed it posts!
I haven’t read either of these but I have been reading ‘Halloween themed’ books over the last month. Out of those that I have read I would recommend suspense novel I Know What You Did Last Summer (Lois Duncan), Mira Grant’s new release Parasite, or The Hole (Guy Burt) if you like more of a psychological thriller. x

October 13, 2013 - 10:11 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Eeee, both of these color combinations are simply GORGEOUS, you two. Seriously. I don’t really do my nails often, but seeing these combos makes me want to go buy these colors. =) I totally agree about the color of the girl’s skirt on the cover of Another Little Piece- it is so adorable. Also, I love how subdued the colors are for Miss Peregine’s. I haven’t read the book (it seems like I need to pick up more horror too!), but I feel like it matches the overall feel of the book.

Lovely post you two! <3

October 13, 2013 - 6:18 pm

VeganYANerds - Lovely colour choices, ladies! And like you both, I am not a horror fan but I want to read both of these 🙂

October 13, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Jen - AAAHH I am a nail polish whore so I freaking love this post! The colors are perfect, I love the dark grays. Awesome post!

October 13, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads - I feel like I don’t spend enough time trawling the Julep website. But it’s okay because this feature exists. I love the Minnie color so much. And the rest of the ones you ladies picked. Such excellent polish-to-cover matching.

As for the creepiness factor, Miss Peregrine is definitely a good choice. I haven’t read Another Little Pierce but just the font on the cover looks terrifying.

That being said, Halloween or not, I don’t really read that many scary books. Sooooo. *hides*

October 13, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Sarah - Yay! Nailed It’s back! This excites me, mostly because I decided to try Julep because of these posts!

October 13, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - I love both these colour combos! I have Miss Peregrine’s on my list to read for halloween, and I’m also planning on picking up Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry, because it’s not October without a zombie book! (For me, at least.)

October 13, 2013 - 9:59 am

Bookworm1858 - I don’t usually read scary books for Halloween though I’ve seen lots of people who do. I just love the color combos here especially the choice of Another Little Piece to bring some color into the post.

Nailed It: Upcoming July Releases

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by the blog for another Nailed It! We’ve decided to mix things up a bit and introduce you nail-polish lovers to another brand we really adore, Zoya. Their color selection is fantastic and the polish is long-lasting. We’ve actually texted one another before that the polish was holding up so well, […]

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July 28, 2013 - 10:27 am

Nailed It: August 2013 Book Releases + Pretty Colors! - […] Last month, we changed things up and used Zoya colors to make some book cover palettes. We gave one of our colors away, and Jennifer won and picked an awesome red called Diana! She sent us a picture of her gorgeous manicure! […]

July 15, 2013 - 9:00 am

YA Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West - […] Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Nailed IT featuring TDBU […]

July 7, 2013 - 10:27 pm

Jennifer Dysart - Loving Gretchen, it’s so wearable for any occasion!

July 7, 2013 - 6:35 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - LOVE the Gretchen color! All three colors for The Distance Between Us (one of the books I’m DYING to read) are beautiful, but that one just seems like a great neutral color for year round!

July 7, 2013 - 6:08 pm

Joli @ Actin' Up with Books - Oooh, I would love Trixie.

July 6, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - I’m drawn towards Diana, but more than 50% of my polish collection are reds! (And I have a large polish collection, trust me haha) I don’t actually wear orange, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE wearing it on my nails so I love Ginger! Trixie is on my wishlist for the Halloween months, somehow I think it would fit super well during then.

July 5, 2013 - 11:30 pm

Dee'z Dazzling Designs - All the colors are beautiful but I’d have to say Ginger is my favorite.

July 5, 2013 - 8:49 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - I already commented but forgot to say while I love them all, Trixie and Stella are my favourites 😉

July 5, 2013 - 10:42 am

Cecelia - It’s close between Trixie and Gretchen (they’re very different!), but I think Trixie wins today. I’m feeling sparkly.

July 2, 2013 - 9:33 pm

Angela - Am very interested in either Trixie or Raven, lol. I just got into nail polish and love that there is such a big community with so much creativity going on!! Am slowly building my collection 😀 So many colors, brands and the perfect accent choice!

July 2, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Daphne - i like raven the best and i really wanna read both those books 🙂

July 2, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Rachel - Great pairings once again. Looooveeee the ones for The Distance Between Us. In general, I LOVE Trixie. I love flashy nail polishes because I think they look great with black and I wear LOTS of black in the winter. And the summer. Silver is just totally my thing. I also like Ginger, but I probably wouldn’t ever wear it because orange and I don’t mix. It’s pretty to look at, though!

July 2, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Claira - I’m loving Gretchen and Diana!

July 2, 2013 - 11:35 am

Gina - Trixie is TO DIE FOR! I hope I win! 😀

July 2, 2013 - 11:32 am

Juliana - I love Diana!

July 2, 2013 - 10:13 am

Courtney @ The Lit Girl - I love the three colors for Truly Madly Deeply! Beautiful picks!

July 1, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Dash - I love the reds Diana or Stella.

July 1, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Tammy - I always love a great basic nude.

July 1, 2013 - 2:04 pm

Summer - I only noticed afterwards that this was for U.S. only, so please ignore my entry.

July 1, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Summer - I so love the idea of matching your nails with the book you’re reading, super cute and creative. I’ve been very into oranges and corals, and anything in that range lately so I think Ginger would be my favorite.

July 1, 2013 - 1:36 pm

elena - Love these covers and colors!! I hope my library gets The Distance Between Us and now I’m inspired to paint my nails. 🙂

July 1, 2013 - 11:37 am

Judith - How have I never seen this feature before?! I loooove it! I buy way too much nailpolish, so I adore everything that has to do with that. Both of these combinations are so pretty, though the second one is definitely more for me. Love the fierce colors! I’ll be looking forward to more of these posts (and probably scrolling back through others :).

July 1, 2013 - 10:54 am

Alexa Y. - Am I allowed to say that I love all these colors a whole lot? They’re basically all the colors I would ever want to put on my nails lol. But let’s see, my favorites are GINGER and TRIXIE. What can I say – I’m a sucker for shiny things!

July 1, 2013 - 10:36 am

Tara - I love ALL of those colors! I think my fave might be Diana–it’s just very summery and pretty. Thanks for including my review of TMD 🙂

July 1, 2013 - 6:22 am

Ashton - I really want all of the nail polishes and books. I especially like Gretchen. It’s a nice color for everyday.

July 1, 2013 - 2:11 am

DannyBookworm - What a super duper cute idea!°!! Love this and the polishes look so awesome and pretty 🙂

July 1, 2013 - 2:00 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Looking forward to both of theses releases, especially TDBU since I read Pivot Point last week and loved it! I love these polishes and thought I have the bad habit of biting my nails, it’s something I want to work on because I do LOVE to paint my nails and yes to a vegan nail polish, woot! I’m not vegan but I”m vegetarian and I only like to buy cruelty free products so I’d love to try Zoya. Amazing post, guys!

July 1, 2013 - 12:17 am

Bookworm1858 - Great picks-I love seeing what covers you choose and what colors to represent them. My favorite is Diana!

June 30, 2013 - 10:25 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Gah, I seriously LOVE these posts!! I love love love both match ups. The color Trixie is SO pretty, it’s like metallic! Ginger also looks a bit metallic, which is just gorgeous. And Stella is such a pretty color all around. <3

Awesome, thanks for sharing, you two!!

June 30, 2013 - 8:55 pm

tabithasbookblog - I love that you guys are nail polish fanatics as well!! My collection is getting out of hand, but there are just So many colors to try! And brands, and shades of colors, and different finishes. AH. I really like nail polish.

Anyways – I think I’d choose either Gretchen or Trixie – I like my nail polish to stand out because I wear mostly neutrals.

And now – i’ve given you my life story. Thanks for the giveaway!