September 2, 2016

31-Day Nail Challenge #31DC2016 - Geek Girl Theme - Orange

Unlike many sci-fi fans, I don't argue Star Wars vs. Star Trek; I like them both for different reasons. Star Trek was the first fandom I "geeked out" over, but the original Star Wars trilogy brought the science fiction genre back into the mainstream.

However, like many Star Wars fans, I was apprehensive about the new set of movies helmed by Disney and J.J. Abrams. Between our dislike of the second George Lucas trilogy (I'm looking at you, Jar-Jar) and our extreme disappointment in the new Abrams' directed Star Trek movies (blowing up Vulcan...really, J.J.?) we weren't sure what to expect. Thanks goodness we were worried for nothing. Star Wars - The Force Awakens had a wonderful story, mind-blowing action sequences, and a delightful mix of old and new characters. And one of the biggest fan favorites was a little orange and white droid named BB8.



To create these orange nails, I started with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. The details were created using bmc Orange Peel, L'Oreal Greycian Goddess, Wet 'n Wild Ebony Hates Chris, and Born Pretty silver studs. Everything was topped off with Sephora Matte Top Coat. A special thanks to my son's BB8 clock for acting as model. (Yes, the geek girl is raising a geekling.)



Are you a Star Wars fan? Star Trek? Or do you geek out over both (or neither)? Let know in the comments. To see more nail challenge designs, look for the #31DC2016 tag, or browse through the In-Linkz posts below.



6 comments:

  1. Yay, BB-8! Your nail design is so fun! I love how you added the little studs to make it even more realistic. I love Star Wars, especially the original trilogy, but I do enjoy Star Trek a bit, too. My favorite Star Trek character is Spock- he reminds me of my son, lol, Mr. Literal.

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    1. Thanks! I like Spock too. The first cosplay I ever created was T'Pring (Spock's fiance from original series episode "Amok Time").

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  2. I'm just like you, like be both Star Wars and Star Trek. Your BB8 nails are awesome, so much detail on each nail.

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm still not comfortable with freehand designs, but I'm trying to get better. That's one of the reasons I wanted to do this year's challenge; to really push myself as a nail artist.

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  3. Great mani! Really nails the look of BB-8!

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    1. Thank you! I was hoping it would look right.

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