Hey guys! I hope you’re having a great day. It’s been a long, long time, but I’m finally back with the next part of my Superhero Nails Series! This time, since I recently saw Captain America Civil War, it had to be Captain America nails!
These nails actually took a long time… as I’ve mentioned before, I have very shaky hands and often have little tremors. This makes doing nail art a bit tricky, so I know they’re not the best. But I enjoyed doing them and wanted to share them with you!
Captain America Nails
I decided it’d be fun to do every nail different, although I did keep the index finger a bit plainer as there was a lot going on! I used the American flag as inspiration for two of my nails. I did the Avengers ‘A’ on my middle nail and a sparkly red index finger. Finally, of course, I had to do Captain America’s shield on my thumb nails!
What I Used
I started off using this mini white nail polish for all the white bits (just a cheap one from a set I got ages ago). I had to stop using it as it was really thick and clumpy, so was making intricate bits really difficult to do! I switched to Essie’s Urban Jungle, which is not properly white, more of a cream colour – but it was the closest I had.
For the blue, I used this super vivid Barry M Gelly Hi Shine polish in Blue Grape. It’s so bright and opaque, it’s the first time I used it but I really like it.
The red I used was an Essie mini polish in Shall We Chalet. Finally, I used Nails Inc’s Alexa Lace effect polish for the first time too. I wasn’t that keen on the look of it in the bottle, but it came as part of a set. It was actually a really pleasant surprise when I used it, it looked so pretty on my nails! It reminded me of when you have gels with glitter chunks set into them – it looked really glossy and lovely.
I also used a thin nail art brush for things like the ‘A’ and the red stripes, plus the shield circles. I used my smallest nail dotting tool for the little dots on the flags.
I have to say, as there were quite a few layers and the designs were quite raised on the nails, it took AGES for them to dry! Probably about two hours until they were fully touch-dry. Just be aware of that if you have a go at them!
I hope you like these and don’t mind the shakiness too much! I will be doing more in the Superhero Nail Series – hopefully Wonder Women will be next. If you haven’t seen the earlier nails (Deadpool and Hulk), you can find them here! Let me know if you have any requests!
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