Superman! – 40 great nail art ideas for Things that Fly

Hi everyone!

Today’s theme in the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group challenge is ‘things that fly’. My first ideas were butterflies and bees, then I considered birds, or planes, and finally I decided on SUPERMAN! Painted Fingertips | Superman nail art

I had considered a silhouette of Superman flying over a city skyline across my nails, but I am really glad I went with the simple distressed nail art in the end. The colours looked amazing and bright together, and it was a really fun nail art to wear. Painted Fingertips | Superman nail art

I freehanded the Superman logo on my thumbnail. I used a base of Nails Inc Baker Street, and then used acrylic paints for the logo. I was very happy with how it came out, you only see the imperfections when you look at it this closely! Painted Fingertips | Superman nail art

On the rest of my nails, I started with a base of Nails Inc Baker Street and then added Tip Top Gold Mine and Rimmel Hawaiian Punch to create a distressed look. I loved how these three worked together! Painted Fingertips | Superman nail art

Sadly, the day ended in tragedy. As I went to photograph these nails, my bottle of Baker Street fell a very short distance, only about 5 cm, and the neck snapped off. Not even Superman could save it! This was my first polish casualty and it was very disappointing. I remember how excited I was to own Baker Street since it was something of a nail polish celebrity! Ah, well. At least I got one last good nail art out of it!

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  • Manna’s Manis

    Super cute!

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  • Paulina

    What an awesome take on this theme! Love how the distressed look came out 🙂

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Polish Those Nails

    This looks so cool! That blue is gorgeous, that’s so sad that the bottle broke!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I know. And I remember being over the moon when I found it because Baker Street was all the rage back then… sigh.

  • Jae – ProcrastinatingPolishr

    Love this! The distressed nails look awesome with the metallic polish!

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  • Nichole C

    Yes! I love the direction you took!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Naked Without Polish

    Oh, this is great! I love your distressed nails. Those colors look fab together!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! I was so happy with how they worked together.

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