Star Wars: 40 Great Nail Art Ideas for Movies

Painted Fingertips | Star Wars nail art

Hi everyone!

Today I have another challenge nail art from the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts group to share with you. This time the theme is movies. I really had trouble coming up with an idea that spoke to me for this one. I had plenty of ideas – there are a lot of movies that lend themselves to nail art – but none that I felt particularly inspired by. That was until I remembered this Star Wars nail art by Coewless that I’ve wanted to recreate for ages. Painted Fingertips | Star Wars nail art

I rearranged it a little by moving the text to my thumb nail, since the original nail art didn’t show the thumb. I wanted a galaxy-like background, but I can never get sponged galaxy manis looking the way I want, so I tried something different. I started with a base of LA Girl Black Illusion, and then I used a dry-brush technique (that you would usually use to get distressed nails) and brushed on Rimmel Shirley Temple, Cutie Colada, Baby Bellini, Hawaiian Punch, and Apple Berry Smoothie. All 5 Rimmels are from their Cocktail Colours collection and remain some of my favourite polishes. Because of their jelly-like base, rather than going on like distressed brushstrokes, they just added patches of colour. Enough like a galaxy for the rest of the nail art!

I used acrylic paints and freehanded the text, lightsabers, and stars. To get the ‘glow’ around the lightsabers, I watered down the paint, dabbed a little on with my brush, and then immediately smeared it away with my finger. Painted Fingertips | Star Wars nail art

Of course, it looks like nothing when my nails aren’t lined up! I just had to include this shot because it looks so random – and I suppose most people who saw my nails might not have known what it was since I don’t exactly walk around with my nails perfectly aligned all day. Painted Fingertips | Star Wars nail art

I’m glad I finally settled on Star Wars nails! What do you think?

Take a look at some more movie-themed nail art:

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  • Nichole C

    my kids are OBSESSED with star wars!

    • Painted Fingertips

      So am I! 🙂

  • Cheyenne

    So awesome! Love!

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  • Deborah – Love Varnish

    Wow, you did amazing on this look!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Jessie Palmer

    Nice! Great job with the lettering on the thumb! 🙂

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    Holy WOW I love these!

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  • Catherine Dream

    Sick freehanding!!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! <3

  • Roselynn787

    Oh my gosh these are perfection! I would of loved to have this mani to go watch the movie.

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! Me too haha 🙂

  • drydammit

    Brilliant! STAR WARS is so clear on your thumb.

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! 🙂