Happy May the 4th (be with you)! Star Wars fan everywhere are hopefully finding something geeky to do. Naturally, I painted my nails. It’s been several years since my last Star Wars mani and I decided to go both more complex and focus on more recent releases such as The Mandalorian tv series. I…haven’t even watched it yet, but it is impossible not to know about the phenomenon that is The Child and someday I really will find the time…
I have a stamping plate with a baby Yoda that will eventually get here, but until then I luckily had another stamping plate with a Yoda that looked fairly ambiguously aged. It also had a really shallow etching so I had to layer my colorful stamping over a white stamp. 😝
Star Wars past…
A quick shoutout to my first Star Wars nail art, which still gets likes and visits. It’s very simple but that just makes it feel more approachable, I think. You also might notice that its focus is the Dark Side. I blame un-named family members who are very much not on the side of the Jedi.
Nail art products used
- Base Polish:
- Night Owl Lacquer’s “Wings of a Bat“
- Stamping Polishes:
- Maniology’s “Latte“, “Marzipan“, and “Mint“ + UberChic’s “Essential White“
- Advanced Stamping Polishes:
- Covergirl’s “dark metallic gray“, Maniology’s “Lace“, and Smacker’s “Skellington“
- Stamping Plates:
- Beauty BigBang “XL-100“ (thumb’s star swirl), Maniology “MXM045“ (small planet, galactic swirl), “SP-23“ (Mandalorian) + “SP-24” (Yoda), and “Stampholic 8” (“Star Wars”)
I’d really hoped to use Familiar Polish’s “Deadly Nightshade”, a black jelly polish with white matte glitters that looks like an abstract galaxy background, but somehow it wandered past my home and ended up in Tennessee. Luckily I had another unused black polish and plenty of stamping plates with galaxy images so my plans were not fully thwarted. Night Owl Lacquer’s “Wings of a Bat” is quite pretty and still available for sale if you’re interested. The charcoal flakies do throw back a tiny amount of rainbow that is quite pretty but subtle.
And we are already at far away. Given the nature of a star field, I do not find it surprising that The Mandalorian blends in with the background the farther away you get.
Until next time, friends! I hope you’re enjoying this fan-driven holiday (provided you are a fan)! 👋