Friday, October 7, 2016

ABC Nail Art Challenge: R is for R2D2

Hello Readers!

Now that the 31-Day challenge has ended, the ABC Nail art challenge is starting back up. (woo-hoo!)
For the letter "R" this week, I decided to do robot nails, and then decided I really wanted to use this  sneaky "R2-D2" image on the Bundle Monster "Time Machine" plates. It was later that I made the connection... R2-D2 starts with "R", duh, so these are R is for R2-D2, not robot.

For this mani, I started off with a base of Sinful Colors "Snow Me White." I recently ran out of my Sally Hansen "White On", and since I always seemed to have a hard time applying that polish, I decided to try a different white. I do like the Sinful Colors one better, but it is a little runny so you have to be careful about flooding with this polish. I added a couple of coats of Essie's "Peak of Chic", which is a glitter topper and is silver, so I thought it would go along with an R2-D2 look. I stamped over that with Sinful Colors "Endless Blue"  and a stamp from this Born Pretty plate:

My R2-D2 images come from this plate:

It makes me laugh to think about the designer's thought process. They obviously wanted to include R2 without a copyright infringement, so they added antenna and legs. See! It's not R2, just a generic robot. But when you actually stamp it out on your nails... it's totally R2. I did a little reverse stamping and added some rhinestones to keep with the R2 theme. Also of note on this plate: a Tie Fighter on the top middle-ish portion of the plate, and Star Trek symbols on the bottom left. You could also use the main humanoid robot face as C3PO, and the ray guns remind me of Toy Story. I feel like this plate is a must for any sci-fi fan. 

I also used a MoYou London typography plate to add his name to my thumb, just for fun. 

I hope you enjoyed this robot mani! I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with for the letter "R"!


  1. Such a fun mani! I love the addition of the rhinestones :)

    1. Thank you! I always love adding rhinestones, especially when I have a good excuse to do it like robot buttons. :)