Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Iron Man-i

I love Iron Man. It's one of my favorite movies and I just love Tony Stark as a character, especially portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. And somehow, even with all this love, I had no idea that there was going to be an Avengers movie until last month! Which is a blessing because if I'd known early I would have agonized over the wait. I went to see The Avengers yesterday with my mom, and boy did we enjoy the man candy fest that is that movie! Dreaminess everywhere! However, I would have enjoyed it more if Chris Evans had played every role. And it still bugs me that there is a character paradox: how can Chris Evans be Captain America AND the Human Torch???

Anyways, here is the mani that I wore in honor of this movie!

 I started with two coats of Nabi Magnetic polish in Tawny. I didn't use the magnet because this color is goooorgeous on its own. I then put on a layer of China Glaze Electrify from the Hunger Games collection. I did a  layer of Gelous and then Seche Vite topcoat, and the weirdest thing happened! The red from Tawny leeched into the topcoat and turned the mani into pretty much a jelly sandwich, you could no longer see the gold in Electrify, it all was tinted red!

So I let it dry and then added a gradient tip in Electrify again, then Gelous and Seche Vite. 

This mani could also represent...House Lannister of Game of Thrones or Gryffindor from Harry Potter. But fandom of the moment is The Avengers... so go Iron Man! 


  1. Iron Man is my favourite of the Avengers character so I'm all behind this choice of colours! The final product looks very pretty!

  2. My one complaint about The Avengers (AKA Hunk Party) is that we didn't even get to see Captain America or Thor without a shirt on.

    1. Agreed! Chris Evans looks awwweeesome shirtless.