Monday, May 23, 2016

My Nails and My Book Review - Murder at Morningside by Sandra Bretting


Title: Murder at Morningside
Series: Missy DuBois Mystery #1
Author: Sandra Bretting

Goodreads Summary: Hat designer Missy DuBois opened her shop, Crowning Glory, along Louisiana's Great River Road to cater to the sophisticated Southern bride. But bless her heart, who knew creating stylish wedding veils would lead to murder? 

Hired to craft a veil for a socialite getting married at Morningside Plantation means Missy can bask in the height of antebellum atmosphere. But when the bride is found dead in a women's bathroom, Missy the milliner finds herself entangled in one unfashionable murder. With the list of suspects thicker than the sweltering Louisiana heat, including a gaggle of bridesmaids shedding nary a tear and a family with no shortage of enemies, it seems anyone at the mansion may have done away with the bride-to-be. While Missy has Southern charm to spare, she's going to need more than manners and a manicure to put a hat pin on this murderous affair . . .

My Review:  **I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review**

I really enjoyed this book. From the first page, the author paints a picture so vivid, you can almost feel the southern heat. The characters are written realistically, and as the murder is unraveled, it becomes more and more heartbreaking. The very end of the book left me rolling my eyes at how the characters acted, but other than that it was very enjoyable.

My Manicure: For this manicure, I was inspired by the idea of peacock feathers on hats. I started with 3 thin coats of CoverGirl Teal on Fire. After that was dry, I stamped the feather pattern using Maybelline Bold Gold and Bundle Monster plate BM-212. I am in love with the contrast between the gold and teal - I feel it perfectly captures the dramatic effect of a peacock feather. Teal on Fire also has a little bit of a shiftyness - if you look closely, especially on my pinky, you can see a little color shift trying to show.



  1. Love this look! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm so glad you liked the book! And I lovvveee the manicure.

  3. Good review, and love the nails. Where do you get the plate to do the design?

    1. I bought them from Bundle Monster. Here is the direct link to the set I bought -

  4. Good review, and love the nails. Where do you get the plate to do the design?