Stardate 11.06.2013. Our orders for this mission was to create a mani around the theme "To Boldly Go". As I type, that mission is nearing completion, left only with the task of the polish drying and this post to be uploaded. It has been an eventful journey. I faced many mishaps along the way: paint drying too fast, accidental bumps and nicks, my dotting tool failing me. But still I prevailed and I am happy to report, that mission complete.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I'm a HUGE trekkie! Heck, I even attended the Trek Convention in Vegas, so this Polish Days theme is right up my alley! (No, I didn't dress up. Yes, I took pics with some of the actors!)
The theme is "To Boldly Go" and since that is a line in the opening credits uttered by my favourite Star Trek captain Jean-Luc Picard (as well as Captain Kirk in 'The Original Series'), I decided to take the theme literally and create a Star Trek themed mani!
If it isn't already apparent to you, these are the uniforms of the four Star Trek captains (the only four I recognise in my books anyway), that followed creator Gene Roddenberry's original vision of the show most closely. All four series followed similar show structures with characters that shared similar moral compasses and beliefs. I have my favourites from each of the series but for this mani, I focused on the different uniforms of each of the captains.
Something's missing though. And I had to put it right.
Aahhh, much better! Really completes the look! What's a Starfleet captain without his comms badge? ;)
For simplicity's sake, I only mixed one batch of skin-toned paint for all four looks. Felt that this provided the best colour contrast to the uniform as well.
Another view (without flash)
Here are the original photos that served as my inspirations:
I'm really chuffed I managed to pull this off (with a few mishaps I'll choose to overlook). It's a shame they won't stay on my nails for longer. But I'm confident that I'll be able to recreate them. :D