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For this Fandom Friday I’m bringing you a little Star Wars action. While I’ll admit that I grew up with far more Star Trek than Star Wars in my life, I have a great affinity for both franchises. One of my favourite characters is C3PO and so when I saw some incredibly intricate water slide decal designs on Etsy, I knew I had to try them out.

Maddie Grace Boutique specializes in water slide decals. The turnaround time, decal quality, and packaging/instructions were all on point. Note that some decals are printed on white, and some o clear backing. These Star Wars decals are on a clear backing and are not opaque enough to go directly onto a dark base. To get the best results, use over a white or light coloured base.

C3PO Nail Art Steps

For this manicure, I began with a base of CND Shellac in Black Pool. I have had this on since I did the Radiant Star Collection review and despite the fact that we’re in the heat of summer, really like it as a basic manicure look.

I stamped a gear pattern with a design from Bundle Monster Plate BM-609 using Essie’s Good As Gold. I used Sally Hansen Color Foil Yellow Gold as a base on my ring finger and once it was dry, applied the decal.


You might notice that the ring finger polish doesn’t exactly look like Yellow Gold. I can assure you that it’s not from the decal. Unfortunately, the polish went wacky and tinged slightly green when I applied my topcoat. Seriously bizarre.

Anyway, I didn’t redo the nail because I actually think that the old and slightly off colour base is appropriate for our dear friend C3PO. He’s a sweet fellow but rarely stays in pristine shape for long.

Product Summary:

  • Sally Hansen Color Foil – Yellow Gold
  • Essie – Good As Gold
  • CND Shellac – Black Pool
  • Maddie Grace Boutique – Star Wars Decals

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