13 November 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does Black & White: Graphic Galaxy Nails

Hi everyone! It's interesting to think about where inspiration and ideas come from - whether it's a painting, nail art, a poem...you get the point. When I heard that my first Digit-al Dozen challenge would be black and white, I remember thinking to myself, "now how am I going to come up with five black and white designs?!" But it's interesting what has happened in the time leading up to this challenge. The ideas slowly came, sometimes unexpectedly.

I told you about the inspiration for last night's Remembrance Day poppies. Well today's design comes from a shopping trip last week.

Graphic Galaxy nails and matching dress



About this design: I've been trying to find a new dress or two for ages. My dress size has *cough* changed over the past year, and the dresses I have no longer fit. I was in H&M last week when I found a stunning dress with a black, grey and white galaxy print on it. I love the pixilated look of the stars. The dress is so impractical for fall, especially with the cold fall we've been having in Toronto, but I couldn't resist a galaxy print dress! I also knew I had to create matching nail art.

H&M Galaxy Dress (source)

Graphic Galaxy Nails

To get this look: I started with a black base, in this case Sally Hansen Black On (the Orly bottle looks better in photos). I then dotted on the grey - for that I used Girly Bits Elephant Shoe thinned with acetone. I then scuffed it up with my nail art brush to get that pixilated look. Then I used white polish (Sally Hansen White On) for the highlights, starting with the dots in the center, then running the brush very gently in a cross shape to finish the stars.

Graphic Galaxy Nails

I think it turned out very well, not exactly like the dress print, but close enough. I'm going to try and brave the cold winds and wear the dress to work tomorrow - with tights and a sweater of course. But since I haven't worn a dress for months, I might totally chicken out! :P

Graphic Galaxy Nails

What do you think of this? Are you ever inspired by clothing items or fashion?

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11 comments:

  1. oh Meghan how I love them - both the stunning nails and the wonderful dress !!
    You're so talented, pls pls come to Denmark and paint my naills :D I just love these colors <3

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  2. That dress is crazy cute - I love the high-low design! And these nails are SUPER AWESOME! I've never seen galaxy nails like this before, so original :)

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  3. Amazing how I've never seen black and white galaxy nails before when, for all intents and purposes, that's exactly how galaxies ARE in real life! These are lovely, and you'd better wear that dress!!

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  4. These are absolutely outstanding! They are perfect!

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  5. I don't think I've ever seen a B&W galaxy mani before - it's totally gorgeous!

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  6. I first saw this on my phone and had to zoom in super close to figure out how you did these. I love them and want them on me now!

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  7. First of all, that dress is so cool, I want one!! And second, those nails are so cool, I want them!! ;)

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  8. Gorgeous! Love this take on galaxy nails!

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