Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My Trekkie Nails

I'm alive everyone. I'm sorry I have been MIA. This month is not very easy for me. I have a lot going on with school and personal things at the moment. I'm OK, a lot of this is just anxiety/depression related stuff that gets intensified when I have a lot of stress in my life. No worries, just if I go a few days without posting this month that is why. Needless to say, I'm ready for October to be over with, and it's only the 9th!

Anyways, this past weekend I attended my first Star Trek convention. It was small I believe in comparison to to others, but it was a cool experience. I had planned on doing some nail art, but my lack of skills wore on my quickly, and I chose to do something more simple.

I started out with a base on all of my nails with Cult Nails I Got Distracted. I followed that up with doing the saran wrap technique over all my fingers except my accent nail using Orly Space Cadet. I only wish the mutil-chromeness of this showed up in this picture it looked cool!

On my accent nail I topped it off with Icing Frost Yourself (a mixture of holographic silver glitter), followed by another coat of Cult Nails I Got Distracted. I wanted to add some extra sparkle in there and this did the trick!

I really loved these nails despite my lack of nail art ability. I know I could of done some really creative things with Trek, alas, my patience was not there.

The convention was cool. I had never been to one before, and while I'm a Trek fan, there are CLEARLY bigger fans out there. I could not compete with some of these fans. I felt a little inferior actually. That being said, it was still a lot of fun. We got to sit in on a panel discussion on Doctor Who, and a discussion on sci-fi books on alternate histories/universes which was really interesting.

We also go to go to Q & A presentation with Avery Brooks. I adore him, he played Captain Benjamin Sisko in the Star Trek Series Deep Space Nine. That is my favorite Trek series. I just love the character development and intense story lines. He is really a fascinating and profound man, and it was interesting to hear his perspective of people and our lives outside of just Trek things.

I couldn't go home with out some goodies of course!

I got these cool Yoshi and Star Trek communicator things made out of perler beads made by Silly Rabbit Crafts.

So that's it!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Beautiful color!

  2. I'm not a Star Trek fan, but I definitely can appreciate this mani!

    And I'm so sorry you've been going through a lot. I completely understand what you're going through and wish you all the best!

  3. This manicure is perfect for a Star Trek convention. With glitter combos like this, you do not need any "fancy nail art paintin". ; ) Oh, and Icing Frost Yourself is SO wonderful always, here is no exception.

    Steph, don't feel anxious, you will be fine no matter what. It always works out in the end, right? Even if things are bad now, you can and you will get through it. Silver linings are often to be found, if you look.

    You will get through October, because you are Steph, of Imperfectly Painted and kicking butt is what you do! We know you are awesome, so we will still be here when you have time to post.

  4. Can I just say how totally jealous I am, of both the convention and your polish?

  5. Sounds like the convention was fun! Your nails are fab! :) I totally get where you're coming from with depression and anxiety. I'm struggling with that now because work is INSANE. Just know that you are not alone and your blog followers love you! We will NOT disown you for not posting every single day! :) Post what you want, when you want, when it makes you happy. Sending love and hugs your way!

  6. Cristina ImpoverishedOctober 10, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Yay, Star Trek! Looks like fun, and I love the goodies, they're so cute! Your nails like really nice, too. :)

  7. I can't say I'm a Star Trek fan, but I love your nails!! Really pretty!


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