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Avengers Avengers Avengers

Internets, I have lately been crowd-sourcing my nail polish designs, which is pretty awesome, because when I am bored I just hit my Twitter account and ask for colours or ideas. Today I asked for a (movie) Avenger, and twitter spoke!

Lo, I have themed my nail polish Captain America styles*.

You can see I did a triangle on my thumb, in a tribute to the original Kirby style triangular shield shape! It's a meta commentary on the malleability of "origin stories" - by using a media that is easily "removed", I'm pointing out the way canonical backgrounds are so easily "painted over".

That, or I tried to do a circle shield, but circles are hard.

Now I am going to have a glass of wine and read a Morganville Vampires book.

And listen to my "rain" soundtrack, which comprises…. recordings of rain. DON'T JUDGE ME. IT'S VERY SOOTHING.

* I used, if anyone is interested, OPI Alpine Snow (index and little fingers), LA Candy white striper, Revlon Fire Fox (thumb, ring, and middle fingers), and Nicole for OPI Always Listen To Your Momager, which is both the best name and the best polish from the shockingly good Kardashian Kollection. I free-handed the blue stripes, used the white striper for the… white stripes, and did the stars by dropping one drip of color onto the nail and pulling out the star points with a toothpick. (If you try this, work fast - you want to get it before the nail polish starts to get tacky and yanks up the colours underneath). Once it was dryish, I topped everything off with Revlon Quick Dry and then threw on cuticle oil a few minutes later for instant dry. Always a plus with lots of layers.


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Apr. 27th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
1. www.rainymood.com is an awesome site.

2. Are those nails made out of an unknown vibranium alloy??
Apr. 28th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
A vibranium-iron ALLOY.
Apr. 28th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
Who did you get them from???

Will they come to you if you whistle?
Apr. 27th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
They look fantastic!
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