I really, really love Star Wars. There’s more Star Wars art and memorabilia in my house than I can count and my t-shirt collect is becoming outrageously biased. In fact, I just added another one to the collection with the Smuggler’s Bounty box I got in the mail today (unboxing post coming soon).
I saw a few R2D2 nails on the internet and wanted to give it a go. This look requires a few different detail brushes. They usually are around $2-$4 and are sold at your local beauty supply store. The colors you’ll need for this are red, green, and blue. Other than that, you’ll need a black polish, a white polish, a silver, and a silver glitter (to layer on top of the black, if you please). The silver glitter I used was from OPI in the shade ‘Pirouette My Whistle’ (what?). The silver, which is not pictured below, is from Sinful Colors in the shade ‘Out of this World’.
After your base coat dries, paint your accent nail silver. I used my ring finger, but really it can be any. Paint the rest of your nails, with the exception of the silver, black.
Wait a little for the polish to dry, but then garnish your black nails with a glittery silver coat on top. Then take your detail white polish and make a line across the nail, from left to right, slightly below the halfway point on the accent nail (seen below).
With the regular white polish (not detail brush) fill in the area south of the line you just made (also seen below).
After that, follow my linework below. With the blue detail brush polish, make two lines, one on the same white line you drew earlier, but in the center of the line, and then one right below it, with enough room to breathe.
This tutorial is all about the linework, and how these tiny lines come together to make a final design. So, follow along below to make the little box at the bottom of the nail, and two tiny vertical lines next to the box below.
After that, you’re going to make a box on the silver part of the nail. Start with two vertical lines (seen below).
Then connect, with two horizontal lines and fill.
Home stretch. With the black, make a tiny circle inside that blue box.
Then two tiny green and red circles, placed where you see them below!
And with that, we are done. Thanks for reading along!
These will certainly not be the last of the Star Wars nails to be on this blog and like I mentioned earlier, I’m working on my Smuggler’s Bounty unboxing post now!