Monday, 4 July 2016

The Captain America Revelation Mani


I've just realised as I've been writing this that today is Independence Day in the U.S so I guess these are kind of appropriate.

So you've likely heard about the fact that Captain America is supposedly a sleeper agent for Hydra, whether or not you believe it is another matter. Since that revelation, I've had an idea for this mani but when it came to doing it, it completely changed and now it's nothing like what I originally wanted to do but I really like how it did turn out. It's sort of mismatched but I think it looks cool.


I started with a base of Barry M Cotton, then on my thumb, index and pinkie I stamped on a design from hehe Superhero Plate 005 in blue and red Moyou stamping polishes.  



On my middle finger I stamped the S.H.I.E.L.D logo from the same plate in Barry M Blue Grape.



And on my thumb, over the stripes, I made a decal of half S.H.I.E.L.D and half Hydra using Moyou Black Knight with hehe Superhero plates 001 and 005.


For my ring finger, I used a decal from a sheet of water decals I bought from Lady Queen.


Now, because my stamp positioning is crap, you may have noticed some extra little bits showing in between the lines of the S.H.I.E.L.D image on my middle nail and you may have already worked out what it is, but this is because I tried to be a clever dick and added the Hydra symbol stamped in a UV reactive polish, inspired by the awesome, glow in the dark S.H.I.E.L.D/Hydra tee from Her Universe. In real life, it looked awesome, but as you can see, on camera, it was less of a success and just looked like a sploodge with curls. Still cool though.

Hope all you lovelies across the pond have a fab and safe Independence Day and to everyone everywhere else, have a fab and safe day/night.

:)x





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