Sunday, 3 July 2011

Week of Geek Day 1: Marvel Nail Art

Hello everyone and welcome to the Week of Geek!


I do not profess myself to be a real geek but I have some geeky tendencies. I'm always making a fool out of myself by making obscure sci-fi references in a room full of people that have never even seen Star Wars and I can easily spend a whole evening reading Marvelpedia. So I decided to dedicate a week of Nail Art to geeky stuff.

I'll start the week with some Marvel inspired nail art. I've tried to stay true to the comics as much as possible by using some of the iconic imagery related to each character. From pinky to thumb, the heroes are; Spiderman, Hulk, Wolverine, Iron Man and Captain America. 
Iron Man is definitely my favourite nail. It took freakin ages but I still wish I'd done a while hand of just his face!


It's all freehanded except for the star in Captain America's shield which I stamped from Bundle Monster plate BM05 and then painted over.


Here is every single polish I used:
Spiderman: George - Bloom and Scarlet Kiss. Stargazer - White under the red.
Hulk: Collection 2000 Hot Looks - Martian and BYS - Fern mixed for the base. Rimmel - Blue My Mind for the shorts.  La Femme - Grey Cream for the muscles.
Wolverine: George - Natural White as a base. Go - Shade 04. Barry M Cyan Blue. W7 - Black. Collection 2000 - Moonlight Shine.
Iron Man: George - Natural White as a base. Go - Shade 04. George - Scarlet Kiss. W7 Black. Collection 2000 - Moonlight Shine. La Femme - Grey Cream.
Captain America: Barry M - Cyan Blue and George - Bloom mixed together for the base. Stargazer - White for the star and ring. George - Scarlet Kiss for the rings.

27 comments:

  1. I just try the Iron Man ones. My kid would LOVE it!

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  2. These are really cool!!. I like Wolverine a lot :-)

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  3. Wow! VERY nicely done! You could give Melissa over at The Daily Nail a run for her money. (Shhh.)

    I'm REALLY looking forward to what else you bring us this week!

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  4. Very cool! I love the Iron Man nail too! And I'm a closet geek too....oh who am I kidding, I'm just a geek!

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  5. Holy crap, that is amazing!

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  6. Iron Man and Spiderman are my faves! Awesome!

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  7. The iron man looks fantastic!!! it's really really cute! you should do one all iron man and call it "Iron Man-i":P lol

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  8. You did it really good!!
    I'm a big fan!

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  9. This is awesome! The iron man one is my favorite too.

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  10. These are SO AWESOME! I'm more of a DC comics girl myself, but I love this mani. I've only tried one comics themed mani, but this makes me want to try more. (If you're interested, you can seem my one attempt at http://digitdecor.blogspot.com/2011/05/darkseid-manicure.html)

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  11. What a great theme!

    Like your nails, wondering how the rest will come out :-)

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  12. I wish I was as talented as you at nail art. I LOVEEEE the Wolverine one!! I can't wait to see the rest of your "Week of Geek" nails!

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  13. I want all my nails done in the Wolverine design! I freakin' love that one. I can't wait to see what other geekery you come up with!

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  14. This is crazy cute! I love when you do freehand stuff :) xo

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  15. very cool! I want to do something similar to this too eventually with a few of my favorite comics and cartoons :)

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  16. This looks great! I'd love to use the Captain America one for when the movie comes out!

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  17. these look suuuper cool!!!!!! love em!!!

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  18. YOU ARE AMAZING!!

    So much talent <3

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  19. This is so awesome! Geeky manicures FTW! At the moment I have on Star Wars manicure. :D

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  20. You are extremely patient & talented. Great theme, excellently executed!

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  21. I LOVEEEE these!!

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  22. maybe im too geeky to get it.... but what's so geeky about marvel? :P (captain america is my fav)

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