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Digit-al Dozen Does Geek: The Original Star Trek U.S.S Enterprise Crew Uniforms

It's Day 4 of Digit-al Dozen Geek Week. As I warned you...I have another predictable "geek" mani. Today's look was inspired by the uniforms of the original U.S.S. Enterprise crew. My pictures do little to demonstrate the effort I expended to create this masterpiece. That Shatner olive-green-gray-yellow? Custom blend, folks.

Original Star Trek Inspired Mani

The uniform collars made me think of a half moon mani so I ran with it. I have LOTS of polish. LOTS. I even have polishes that are almost the perfect 1966 shades depicted here. But they're not all creams and I couldn't have Captain Kirk wearing a shimmery spandex shirt. Speaking of Kirk, he's not quite as buff in the midsection as I remember. But I digress. [image source]


The "collars" are Essie Licorice and the Star Trek logo is Gold acrylic paint. Here are the polishes I used for the shirts. I sort of made it up as I went along:

  • Kirk Yellow: OPI The "It" Color, Pure Ice The Secret is Out & a smidge of Zoya Kelly
  • Spock Blue: China Glaze First Mate and Zoya Purity
  • Ohura Red: one coat of Zoya America and one coat of Zoya Kristi

Original Star Trek Inspired Mani

Don't ask me why I remember this exactly...but I have a distinct memory of being four years old and coming home from church on a Sunday and eating Kentucky Fried Chicken while watching my first Star Trek rerun. It must have made quite the impression on me!

Check out the other Digit-al Dozen Geeky Manis!