Houston, Texas-based nail artist Oluwafemi Oniyitan gave a creative nod to the long-awaited Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie with a set of futuristic stilettos. “C3PO from Star Wars inspired me to create tips with a kawaii, girly twist,” she says. “I really love robots and androids and was super excited to translate this theme into a cute nail design.”
Step 1. Prep the nail. Apply two coats of gold glitter gel polish diagonally to the top half of the nail.
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Step 2. Apply two strips of pink holographic striping tape to the nail to separate the clear and gold areas. Apply gel top coat to the entire nail.
Step 3. Paint lines and circles on the gold portion of the nail with black art gel. Then, add accents with pink metallic gel paint.
Step 4. Adhere alloy charms, gears and rhinestones with gel top coat. Then, cap the nail with clear gel or acrylic. File, shape and buff the nail, and finish with gel top coat.
TIP! Apply top coat to the underside of any glass nail to enhance the clarity.
Step 1. Prep the nail. Apply two coats of gold glitter gel polish to the bottom and top thirds of the nail, leaving a negative space window in the center.
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Step 2. Add a strip of pink holographic striping tape between the gold and clear areas. Apply gel top coat to the entire nail.
Step 3. Outline the entire nail and gold areas with black art gel, and add black line detail to the gold areas.
Step 4. Adhere alloy charms, gears and rhinestones with gel top coat. Then, cap the nail with clear gel or acrylic. File, shape and buff the nail, and finish with top coat.
*Cure after every gel application unless otherwise noted.
–by Angelina Lewis
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