I thought I’d start the year off with something nerdy and a little bit special. This is my way of remembering Carrie Fisher. She was an amazingly talented and open person, who helped and inspired millions of people. I first, as most of us did, got to know Carrie as Princess Leia in Star Wars and for many of us, her strong willed character was one of our first idols and still is one of our main idols today.
Of course, she went on to be a talented writer and actress and a fantastic advocate for mental health which she battled with openly and honestly and often humourously herself. This removed the stigma for many of us and helped us feel less alone in the world, to know that someone that we looked up to was going through the same struggles we were.
You know by now that I love Star Wars and so I had to go with Princess Leia for this mani. The sparkly black base is Danglefoot Nail Polish The Dark Side (great for Star Wars mani’s).
On my thumb I stamped the Star Wars logo using MyOnlineShop MJ-XLII and Born Pretty Store gold stamping polish, then I (terribly) freehanded some Tie Fighters using a detail brush and Barry M Silver Foil.
For my galaxy Rebel Alliance I again stamped from MJ-XLII using Moyou Black Knight and using my detail brush with Danglefoot Nail Polish Geek Out and Glass of Fizz I made a galaxy, then I dotted on some stars using Barry M Cotton.
Finally, for my Leia nail the base is Barry M Cotton. I sponged some random, no name Moyou polishes and topped them with Wikkid Nail Polish Stardust (still to be swatched). I freehanded the Leia hair (which is why it is sqewiff) onto the nail using a brush and Barry M Black Forest and topped everything with a coat of Seche.
I am so happy with how these turned out, it was pretty much how I envisioned it and I’ve been wearing them for days!
RIP Carrie Fisher, you will be missed and celebrated greatly! May the Force be with you forever!