Monday, September 30, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Superman

Hey guys,

I did save my favourite super hero until last. Yup I love pretty much ALL things Superman, that being said you really think I probably could have pulled out a better manicure and really one that didn't get smudged (I swear I'm working on that and getting better!)

So me being me was listening to the Nerdist podcast because it is the greatest thing ever and Chris Hardwick is AMAZING (Melissa knows how I feel about him)  anyways, so he was talking to Doug Jones and was like someone like you should play Superman, and when Doug was like ummm have you seen me? And Chris was like wait hear me out, and went on to talk about how if Superman really existed in real life he would most likely be built like Doug Jones because to build up muscle mass like Superman is always depicted with your muscles need to first break down, which obviously wouldn't happen to Superman because of his abilities. And his muscles aren't what make him strong anyways, it's just the way mankind perceives strength. Anyways I just found that super interesting and kind of can't get it out of the back of my mind, and I thought I would share.

This also wraps up our month of Comic Book Heroes! Stay tuned for whats coming up!


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Captain America

Hey guys,

So in the Johnny Storm post I spoke of how much I love Chris Evans, seriously he is super amazing and wonderful and if anyone hasn't read about the time he made a little boy's day then you really need to. Don't worry I did the work for you. Just click here.

Yes Captain America is my favourite Avenger, I think he is awesome. So I saved him for last.
Captain America!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Black Widow

Hey guys,

So I'll be keeping this short and sweet since I want to get a bunch of stuff done today but first a question:
So this year for christmas my Mom & Brother got me and my Dad certificates for a two day trail ride trip down in the mountains. Anyways obviously after Dad passed away I knew it was obviously something I couldn't do without him, not yet anyways. So we were able to get their money back so my Mom just gave me the cash and I decided to put it towards my leg sleeve. Anyways my artist isn't open for appointments until December so I have this money burning a hole in my pocket. I so badly want to just spend it on polish and worry about my tattoo later... anyways polish or save?

Okay so I think Scarlett Johannson is amazing. Like really, huge girl crush. I saw Don Jon yesterday, she's better in the Avengers but anyways in honor of the awesome Natasha Romanov.

Black Widow!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Thor

Hey guys.

Okay so before I get on the topic of a certain Hemsworth brother with golden flowing locks... CURRENT EVENTS involving another Hemsworth brother. Now okay I LOVE me some old Miley Cyrus and some Hannah Montana. Like really love. I even really like Miley's new music but I really don't understand what she finds appealing about her new look and attitude. She was so gorgeous and classy even when she chopped her hair off she could have played the edgy yet classy card. The role Emma Watson played so wonderfully with her super short locks. I get where shes young and all young people are entitled to "find themselves" but could she find herself without making a horrible spectacle of herself first? Anyways I can't say I blame Liam for jumping ship, I'm impressed he lasted this long anyways.

Okay I needed to get that out of my system.
Moving on to the older brother. I LOVE Thor, I love the way he plays Thor and yup. Just thinking about it makes me want to watch it,


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Batman

Hey guys,

So this post is dedicated to my Nail Polish BFF Melissa who is going through a really rough time right now. I know how much she loves Batman and normally I would argue about how Superman is better but for her   today I will bite my tongue. Today Batman is the man.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Cyclops

Hey guys,

So exciting news! My dragon Kigurumi came! I`m so stoked and I have no idea what I would have done without the push in the right direction from Melissa it's amazing and I love it.

Along with Gambit I LOVE Cyclops, I think he totally gets shafted in the whole Jean Grey thing. I may have mentioned this before or just imagined saying it before. Whatever I think he is a total catch and deserves better than to be part of a love triangle where he is not the fulcrum.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Spider-man

Hey guys,

So at work there was a huge power outage, like over an hour of nothing. Then of course right as my boss is making rounds to tell everyone to go home THE EFFING POWER COMES BACK ON! Ugh so annoying, power outages why you gotta play with my emotions and hopes like that?!

I LOVE this manicure I think this turned out FANTASTIC!
Now sing with me... Spider-man, Spider-man, Does whatever a spider can! Spins a web ANY size, catches thieves just like flies. LOOK OUT! Here comes the Spider-man.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Wonder Woman

Hey guys,

So is anyone else loving Sleepy Hollow? I'll take one Ichabod Crane please. YUM. I'm slightly surprised it hasn't given me nightmares since it's got some freaky parts but still SO GOOD.

Well it's getting pretty late for me so I need to make this short and sweet.
There's not much to say about this one, if you don't just know  - get out. Kidding.
...but really.

Wonder Woman!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Gambit

Hey guys,

So I have a crazy busy day today so I'm going to to just keep this short and sweet.

So basically Gambit is awesome, and yes I may have had a bit of a crush on the cartoon version. Is that weird? He just has such an amazing jawline and accent.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Aquaman

Hey guys,

So today has been ACTION packed. I taught myself to needlepoint which is super exciting.
AND Jill and I changed a flat tire on her Mom's SUV by ourselves!! I'm insanely impressed with ourselves. I'm also super happy I didn't break a nail!

Today's hero is Aquaman, and if you need a visual on this guy make sure you check out the Aquaman from Smallville just because he is DELICIOUS!

The base for this is OPI - Call Me Gwenever


Friday, September 20, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Iron Man

Hey guys,

So first off I would like to dedicate this manicure to my best friend Nicole who is currently working her way through the Marvel Universe movies for the first time.
Also I've decided I want to take up needlepoint. I will keep you guys updated on the progress.

I certainly love me some Tony Stark, he's just so awesome and sassy.
I love the way this turned out.
The bases for this are A England Percival and Holy Grail (original)

Iron Man!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: The Hulk

Hey guys,

So I really loved the way this turned out. of COURSE I had to use my Hulk inspired polish Hulk Smash! from Girly Bits so that's what you see on the thumb, middle & pinkie.

Then I really think the two other fingers really speak for themselves.
The base on this is China Glaze - Starboard
The Hulk!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Daredevil

Hey guys,

So I'm fairly certain I've mentioned this before but I LOVED the Daredevil movie.
I will be the first to admit I have read very few legit comic BOOKS in my life unless you count Archies. Anyways that being said I'm all about movies & tv & cartoons. So that's why I'm usually like "Yeah I loved the movie" so there it's been said.

The base for this is NYX - Blood


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Green Arrow

Hey guys,

Okay so first off I realize that these are more on the lame end of the spectrum when it comes to hero nails.
These are also the second set of Green Arrow nails I've done this year. These are a mash up of classic cartoon Green Arrow (thumb) and then Smallville's Green Arrow (middle)

Meh whatever the Green Arrow is cool. Bows & arrows are cool.

Green Arrow!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Phoenix

Hey guys,

Okay so this manicure falls into a bit of a grey area since after Jean Gray goes all Phoenix she's more of a higher being than actual hero. Then there's the whole Dark Phoenix thing. Anyways if you follow X-men you know what I'm talking about. I think growing up the one X-men video tape we had was the episode where Jean turns into Phoenix, totally crazy. I dunno I always felt that Cyclops just got the raw end of the deal with the whole Jean thing.

For this I tried a dry brush technique for the fire. I should have used red & orange instead of two oranges it may have turned out a bit more dynamic.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Rorschach

Hey guys,

So is anyone else having a major case of the "NO WEEKEND PLEASE DON'T BE OVER!!"'s? I sure am. Also this weekend I decided my forehead was out of control so I went and had bangs cut. I'm ridiculous.

Today I have some kinda freaky creepy hero nails. These are a few of Rorschach's looks... So while googling his looks I found these I don't know why but they totally freak me out while being super cool.
These also make me want to watch Watchmen again. I should probably get on that.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: Wolverine

Hey guys,

So this was actually the first hero manicure I did in this series and I totally dig the way it turned out!
I even wore this to go see The Wolverine which really wasn't my favourite, I mean okay Hugh you're beautiful but STOP GETTING YOURSELF SHOT yeesh. And really cool it with the whole cradle robber business. I digress.

Anyways I have always been a huge fan of The X-Men cartoon and Wolverine was always super cool so here he is in all his cartoon glory!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Comic Book Heroes: The Punisher

Hey guys,

So exciting news, my good friend Britt is getting married today! Woohoo! So stoked for that.
Anyways that was my exciting news for the day, that being said this is my FAVE hero manicure so far even with the crazy smudging.

I loved the first Punisher movie.... again I think I was the only person. I hated the second one but Thomas Jane is AMAZING. Anyways I like how this got all smudged since The Punisher himself is rough around the edges so I think it fits. Dang I really liked this one.

The Punisher!