Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Fandom Nails

We are creating fandom nails for this week's Twinsie Tuesday! If you're unfamiliar, "fandom" refers to a group of people who are passionate about a particular movie, TV show, book, etc. The first thing that came to mind for me was to do something comic book-related. I love reading comics and follow a ton of different series and characters. I'm generally more of a Marvel gal (X-Men was one of my gateway drugs into comicdom) but I also read quite a bit of DC.

One of my favorite recent series was Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang's run on Wonder Woman. I was a huge Greek mythology nerd as a kid, so I liked that they put the Greek pantheon front and center in this version of Wonder Woman's world. But what I really loved is their multi-faceted take on Wonder Woman as a character. She's first and foremost a badass--as Wonder Woman should be--but aside from her physical strength and battle prowess she's also smart, witty, courageous and kind. Azzarello manages to contemporize her while still staying true to the core values and traits she's embodied since all the way back in 1941, when psychologist William Moulton Marston invented her as, in his words, "psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world." You don't need to be super familiar with Wonder Woman's history to read this series. All you need is a love of epic adventure and sistas doin' it for themselves.

Picking a polish to represent this fandom was easy: CrowsToes Wonder Woman! This glitterbomb features all of Wonder Woman's signature colors: gold, blue and red.

I originally wanted to wear Wonder Woman alone, but the individual shapes and colors got lost in the jumble, so I decided to layer it instead. I used Essie Good As Gold as my base here.

Hope you enjoyed my fandom nails! Be sure to show my Twinsies some love today too!

Alaina at The Little Canvas

Amanda at Amandalandish

Amanda at Fashion Footing

Amber at Nails Like Lace

Bridget at A Painted Nail

Chelsea at Nailed

Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer

Marisa at Polish Obsession

Savannah at Addicted to Polish

Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les


  1. What a nice layering combination this is!

  2. Super cute glitter! I love superhero movies and shows but oddly I've never gotten into the female superhero movies. Go figure.

    1. Thanks Amanda! There haven't been a lot of great female superhero movies (imo) but there are plenty of awesome female-driven comic series! I'm hoping someday they'll do a movie with Black Widow--loved ScarJo's portrayal of her, especially in the latest Captain America movie.

  3. Loving that glitter and what a perfect combination to represent Wonder Woman!

  4. LOVE wonder woman! haven't had a chance to pick up the new series, but i really really want too!

    1. It's definitely worth reading! It's one of my favorite representations of her, ever. My boyfriend is a fan as well. He went to the library to check out the first compilation of the series, sat down to read a few pages, and then wound up staying at the library until he had read through every volume of the series they had. Such a fun read!


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