Hi guys! Like most people, I recently went to see the film Deadpool. I was curious to see how it would be, as I really didn’t enjoy Green Lantern, which Ryan Reynolds also stars in. Luckily, Deadpool was a million times better – really funny and definitely not one for the kids! A few days later, I needed to do my nails and a little thought began to form… and that is how these Deadpool nails came to be! As I had a lot of fun doing them, I decided to start a little superhero nails mini-series. Let me know who you’d like me to do next (I’m thinking more Avengers than X-Men).
How I did my Deadpool nails!
I laid down a base of Nails Inc Kensington Base Coat, followed by two coats of Nails Inc Tate red nail polish. I couldn’t get away with just one coat of red, as it was a little streaky and not opaque enough. Once that was touch-dry, I added black lines across the top third of three nails on each hand, using a small nail brush. On the middle finger and thumb, I added two little oval shapes, to try and replicate the look of Deadpool’s mask! The black polish I used was Essence The Gel in Black is Back.
I again waited for this to touch dry, then used a nail dotter tool to dot two white ‘eyes’ on each mask nail. I just used a mini white nail polish from a set for this. Once again, you’ve guessed it, I waited for this to dry (spoiler alert: these nails probably aren’t great for those in a rush – luckily for me I was stuck in bed with nothing else to do!) Finally, I added one coat of Revlon Diamond Top Coat – I find this a pretty good top coat to stop my nails from chipping too quickly. I have to say though, the red (Tate) was pretty bad for chipping – it needed touching up on day 2 and removing on day 4.
What do you think of my Deadpool nails? Let me know in the comments. I’m certainly no nail artist and I have quite shaky hands, but it’s fun to do something a little different for once. Let me know which superhero inspiration you want to see next!
[Updated to add: find the other Superhero nails here!]
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