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I grew up watching Star Trek, particularly Star Trek: The Next Generation, so when the June Nouveau Geek Box featured six Star Trek polishes, I knew it had to be mine. Today I’m sharing a nail art look I did featuring the Cinema Swatch Lacquer box exclusive, Locutus of Borg.


I always found the Borg to be one of the more frightening adversaries in the TNG universe, and then Captain Picard was assimilated into the collective as Locutus of Borg, I was entirely freaked out. To represent this scary episode and awesome character, I used the lovely jelly and glitter goodness of Cinema Swatch Lacquer’s polish.

I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life as it has been is over. From this time forward, you will service us.
– Locutus of Borg, 2366 (The Best of Both Worlds)


Borg Nail Art Steps:

  1. To keep myself neat and clean for stamping and sponging, I used Girly Bits Border Patrol around my cuticles.
  2. Starting with a base of two coats of OPI’s It’s In The Clouds, I then stamped a binary pattern from the UberChic Beauty Geek Love plate in MdU black over all but my accent nail. I chose to stamp the binary before doing my gradient sponging so that I could completely cover it with the sponging.
  3. I then sponged a gradient of Locutus of Borg on all of the nails, including just briefly touching the sponge to the tip of my accent nail to grunge it up a little.
  4. I added a final layer of stamping over all nails using a computer chip stamp image from the same Geek Love plate. I stamped in ILNP MEGA to get a subtle holo shimmer on most nails, but used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Silver Sweep for my accent nail to make it a little more bold.
  5. I applied a Borg ship decal from Maddie Grace Boutique (which I purchased with a blogger discount) to my accent nail and then coated all nails with a single coat of HK Girl Topcoat.


Product Summary:

  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Silver Sweep
  • UberChic Beauty – Geek Love Plate
  • OPI – It’s In The Clouds
  • Maddie Grace Boutique – Star Trek Decals
  • Cinema Swatch Lacquers – Locutus of Borg
  • Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

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