The Wizard Heir Inspired Nails & Tutorial

The Wizard Heir Inspired Nails
Hi everyone, today I have some nail art inspired by Cinda William Chima‘s series The Heir Chronicles. Her newest book, The Sorcerer Heir, will be released October 21st! This particular nail art design is inspired by her second book in the series – The Wizard Heir. Here’s a bit of info about the newest book & the blog tour:
Those with magical powers in The Heir Chronicles series by Cinda Williams Chima are known as the Weir. The World of Weir blog tour leads up to the release of the can’t-miss series finale, The Sorcerer Heir (in-stores October 21st) by celebrating the magical fantasy world and the five types of magical guilds. Follow along for playlists, nail art, and more inspired by the series, plus exclusive excerpts from the upcoming finale.
I took inspiration mainly from the book’s cover as I loved the green and gold color combination! Wizards are associated with the color gold, I wanted it to stand out in my design. My accent nail is gold lightning bolts, since the Wizards have an electric touch! My other nails I wanted them to be reminscent of magic, as untrained wizards can leak magic – which is represented by the smoky gold colors. Below is a step by step tutorial:
Step 1: Paint nails green, make sure to use 2 coats!
Step 2: For the smoky magic, I used white acrylic paint. Paint swirls with a nail art brush then quickly….
Step 3: Dip your brush in water and swipe it along the magical swirls to give it a smoky effect.
Step 4: Use gold nail polish to add in some more gold.
Step 5: For the lightning bolts, use gold nail polish to paint “Z” shapes!
Step 6: Add in some gold glitter over the smoke, and add top coat.
Below check out more information for the book and blog tour!

This week is all about the wizards, so check out the calendar of events to learn all about them!

WEEK 1:  THE WARRIORS September 14 – September 20
WEEK 2: THE WIZARDS September 21 –  September 27
WEEK 3: THE SEERS September 28 – October 4
WEEK 4:  THE ENCHANTERS October 5 – October 11
WEEK 5:  THE SORCERERS October 12 – October 18


Visit Cinda Williams Chima’s Official Site
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  • Vonja March 16, 2015 03.36 am

    I love the green you used as a base – can you tell me the brand and name? I hope you see this, I know it’s an old post 🙂

    • Chelsea King March 19, 2015 11.19 pm

      Oh gosh it’s been a while, I believe its a Butter London color! 🙂


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