Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fourth of July/Captain America Nail Art

Happy Fourth of July my American buddies!  To everyone else, look Captain America nail art!  :-D  If you follow me on Instagram, then you've seen my original version of my Captain America nails.  I decided to tweak them for the holiday.

My pointer and ring fingers were painted with three coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On.  It was a decent white, and if you were careful with the brush strokes, two coats would have probably been fine.  I did the red stripes with striping tape and OPI's Big Apple Red.  Big Apple Red is my go to stock red.  It is a good, classic red and goes on opaque with two coats.  My middle finger is Sinful Colors' Endless Blue and pinkie is Julep's America the Beautiful.  For my thumb, I used my red, white and blue polishes to paint Captain America's shield.  Finally the big white stars are actually from a star shaped paper punch from the scrapbooking section of Walmart.  :-)  I painted thick coats of white polish on a sandwich bag.  Once it was dry, I pealed off the paint and punched the star shaped holes out.  I pressed them on to my still wet polish and voila!  Easy nail polish stickers!