I have decided to set myself a challenge: Come up with manicures to represent members of the DC Comics Universe. I love comic books, mainly DC comics and a little Vertigo, and some Tank Girl.. But anyway, this is going to be a really fun theme for me!
I was in town the other day and I decided to treat myself to a new graphic novel. I got Gotham City Sirens: Songs of the Sirens because Harley Quinn is one of my favourite comic book characters ever. I also picked up some standard red nail polish because I had a nail idea that I wanted to create.
Harley Quinn's costume is black and red and usually has sets of three diamonds, either red on black, or black on red. Of course, that depends on the artist, and that's only in the comic books, she had a new costume for the game Arkham Asylum and yet another costume for the new game Arkham City.
I painted my nails with a base colour, red on my thumb and ring finger and black on the rest. On my ring finger, I cut very thin strips of tape and laid them out on my nails to create the diamond shapes and went over the top with black, then immediately removed the tape. Cutting the tape so thin and then laying the tape down was incredibly difficult, and I was having a really bad nail day as I kept making the simplest mistakes, like smudging the base coat and painting my cuticles!!
I'm pretty impressed with the result.
The black I used is Eyeko Cosmic polish, it has fine pieces of different coloured glitter in it, and in hindsight, I really should have used just a plain black polish as Harley isn't glittery, but her personality sure sparkles! The red is from Barry M. My base coat is OPI's Chip Skip and OPI's Nail envy, and the top coat is Seche Vite dry fast.
In general, I love this manicure and I love Harley.