Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By A Family Member

Hello polished world!  Since today is Tuesday, that means it's time for my second Twinsie Tuesday post!  This week's prompt is "Inspired by a Family Member".  For this manicure, I was inspired by two of my family members, my little nephews!!

Both my nephews love superheroes!  Spiderman, Batman, you name it, they love it.  My oldest nephew was the first to fall in love with Spiderman.  He would always around the house pretending to shoot spider webs out of his little hands.  It took no time for him to teach his little brother everything he knew about his hero. 

My original plan was to just do a full Spiderman manicure, but I wasn't 100% happy with that idea.  I was being inspired by my two little guys, not just one, so I started to think.  Then, the lightbulb went off, their Halloween costumes!!!  Last year, my nephews were Captain America and Spiderman!  How perfect, two ideas one for each of them!

So, I had my idea, but I needed a bit of help.  I had no idea where to start since I have zero knowledge about either character.  For that help, I went to the superhero manicure expert for help, Karin from Nail Asylum.  This girl can paint some of the most intricate comic book themed nail designs which always amaze me!  I sent her an e-mail telling her what I wanted to do and what my ideas were, and she amazingly sent me back drawings of different ideas.  I couldn't believe it, she went above and beyond with these little sketches which brought my vision to life!

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Livingston
  • Ulta - Blue Streak
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Zoya - Taylor
  • OPI - This Crown Needs a Gown
  • Sally Hansen - Celeb City
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Amazing, right?  This design took a little over two hours to complete on both hands because there were so many different steps.  Then of course there were the OCD moments where I messed up a line here or there and had to start all over.  No lie, Captain America was done twice, and Spiderman about three different times.

As you can see, my pointer and middle finger are Captain America themed, and my ring and pinkie are Spiderman themed.  I incorporated both characters on my thumb by painting Captain America's shield and a little spider web.


Despite the fact that the design took so long to accomplish, it was well worth it in the end!   My ring finger is by far my favorite.  Sure, the other nails look neat, but I'm so proud of that Spiderman face!

What do you think??

If you are interested in knowing how I painted any of the designs, feel free to ask in the comments!  I'm debating on making a tutorial.

Don't forget to check out the other lovely twinsies!


Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra

Until next time, <3.