11 Sci Fi Nails So You Can Set Phasers To Stunning With Out Of This World Fingers

Although fireworks are fun, parades are phenomenal, and backyard bar-b-ques are the bomb, it seems to me that everyone is forgetting what Independence Day is really all about: No, I'm not talking about the Founding Fathers, The Declaration of Independence, or the American Revolution... I'm talking about aliens, and more specifically, extraterrestrial, science fiction nail art. With July 4th on the horizon, chances are if you've spent any time on the Internet lately, you've seen a tremendous increase in patriotic posts. From flag-themed nail art and makeup to made-in-America goodies and star-spangled style summaries, it seems like the entire web has gone nuts for those three nationalist colors — red, white, and blue. But let's not forget what our country was actually built on, guys.

Now before you protest and click away in a huff, please note I'm talking about Independence Day the movie: The 1996 American classic film that pits a wise-cracking Will Smith, a brilliant Jeff Goldblum, and a nutty Randy Quaid against a group of space terrorists. (It's a total must-see.)

If you're tired of a three-color-palette every 4th but you still want to show your patriotic spirit in an unusual way, consider breaking out some sci-fi style this Saturday. Although you don't have to be a geek to appreciate these intergalactic nails, it won't hurt if you know your Wars from your Trek. I scanned the galaxy, probed through the deepest corners of the universe, and I'm beaming down the best-of-the-best in the entire star system.

1. Holographic Honey

What I imagine a disco wormhole looks like.

2. Circuit Chic

The inner workings of the most glamorous computer ever.

3. The Fifth Element

Earth, water, fire, wind, fabulous!

4. Cool Like Hoth

Chill out this summer with some icy AT-ATs.

5. Intergalactic Style

Terrifying and chic, all at once.

6. I Want To Believe

The truth is out there.

7. Lookie At Her Wookie!

Literally the only time you'd want hairy nails.

8. Galactic Glam

Scan the skies in style.

9. Warp Style

Damnit Jim, I'm a Doctor, not a Manicurist!

10. Beeeee Gooooooood

These are totally worth the long-distance call.

11. I Want To Believe

Just the cutest little aliens on the whole Pizza Planet!

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