One of my favorite mystery novels is Murder on the Orient Express. Agatha Christie is so adept at creating eerie atmosphere and Poirot is just such a fun character to read. And, actually, he is so hilarious. If you haven’t given any of her books a try, I think this or And Then There Were None would both be great places to start! I still haven’t seen the new Murder on the Orient Express movie yet, but it recently came out on video and I plan to check it out soon. In that spirit, I wanted to create some simple Orient Express inspired nails to celebrate. Train tracks against a snowy background really capture the feel of this novel for me. These nails are super easy, even for a beginner! Keep reading for directions and links to items you may need!
- white nail polish
- brown, black or dark grey nail polish
- very thin brush
- Start with layering on a nice white base. This will be the snowy background that your tracks are laid on.
- After it dries, draw two parallel lines going across each nail in the dark color. Use the thin brush for this, not the brush that comes in the bottle.
- One that’s dried, paint your railroad ties perpendicular across the tracks. Try to space them relatively evenly.
- Throw a top coat on once everything’s dry!
That’s it! So easy! For something a little more creative or challenging, try making the tracks in a winding pattern across the nails rather than just a straight line.
For more Poirot fun, check out this alcoholic mint hot chocolate, inspired by Hercule himself! It’s the perfect treat to accompany a mystery story on a cold and rainy day!
Have you seen the new film yet? Let me know what you thought of it below!