Friday, April 4, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nails

To celebrate today's release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I decided to do some Cap-inspired nail art! I've mentioned on here a few times that I'm a fan of comics but Cap wasn't a character I really warmed to until I read Ed Brubaker's Captain America run, which is all kinds of awesome. And it just so happens that The Winter Soldier is based on a story arc from Brubaker's time on the Captain America comic, so I'm very excited to see the movie!

Anyways, back to the nails! Cap is sporting a new uniform in the movie but I decided to draw some inspiration from his classic duds for this mani--and of course, I couldn't leave out the shield!

Blue: OPI Dating A Royal
Red: OPI Over And Over A-Gwen
White: Sally Hansen nail striper

I know it might not look like much, but this was way outside of my personal comfort zone! While it's not perfect, I'm still very proud of it! I free-handed this mani using some nail art brushes from Born Pretty (review coming soon) and one striper polish for the white bits. The stars were definitely the hardest part and I'm not 100% pleased with how they came out, but I'll take it.

For my right hand, I knew I wouldn't be able to replicate the same design using my non-dominant hand, so I kept things much simpler and did a design inspired by the character of the Winter Soldier. Sorry for the one nubbin nail. I'm refusing to cut the rest of my nails to match when they're all long and happy right now.

Black: OPI 4 In The Morning
Silver: OPI Push And Shove, plus a little silver glitter from an Art Club nail striper
Red: OPI Over And Over A-Gwen

I hope you enjoyed my Cap nails! I'm not gonna promise that I'll suddenly start doing a ton of nail art but this mani was definitely fun to create and wow, having actual nail art brushes makes it so much easier to draw things! Haha, who knew, right? ;)

 Do you plan on seeing The Winter Soldier? Or if you've seen it already, what did you think?


  1. Nice! I'm looking forward to the movie, too.

  2. I haven't seen the first Captain America movie, even though I have it recorded on my TV, but I loved The Avengers! I'm a big fan of comic book/super hero movies, so I love these! They're awesome.

  3. AWESOME! LOOOVE! I just saw the movie today and it was amazing!


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