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

Painted Fingertips | Superman nail art

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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