September 14, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does it Again: Fashion! feat. Opening Ceremony NYFW Spring 2014

Woo hoo! It's the last day of our 12 day crazy ride of reviewing all of our previous themes from the past year of the Digit-al Dozen, and today's theme is fashion. NYFW just happened so the internet has treated us to a peek into all of the spring 2014 designs. After much browsing, I eventually settled on a really fantastic print from Opening Ceremony's runway show and went about recreating a similar look through layering multiple full-sized stamping images (with a teensy tiny bit of freehand)! Lookie!

Manicurity | Opening Ceremony NYFW Spring 2014 nail art

Manicurity | Opening Ceremony NYFW Spring 2014 nail art

Manicurity | Opening Ceremony NYFW Spring 2014 nail art

Manicurity | Opening Ceremony NYFW Spring 2014 nail art

I'm really proud of this manicure! This was my first attempt at layering multiple full-sized images and for the white floral pattern I had to match it on some of my nails because the image was a little small *pats self on back* I've can see some imperfections in this (i.e. I need to improve still), but I like this!! One of the reasons I adore nail challenges is that they push me to do new things I wouldn't have thought of on my own. The overall look is a little more 'busy' than I normally would go for, but it's pretty cool.

To get this look I used all Sally Hansen polishes, a tiny bit of freehand, and two different stamp images.
  1. Paint your nails Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Thinking of Blue until opaque (I only needed 2 coats)
  2. Take a small angled paint brush and use Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away and stamp on some lines here and there using the end of the brush; these random stripes are the boxes in the Opening Ceremony pattern!
  3. Using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White and MASH m73, stamp the pretty floral pattern on your nails
  4. To complete the Opening Ceremony pattern I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Tough Love to stamp a generally angular/circular situation pattern over all the other stuff. Rejoice!
Manicurity | Opening Ceremony NYFW Spring 2014 nail art PICTORAL

I should have used a more coral color, but I like this color palette together, too. Also I so desperately wish the actual circular pattern from the Opening Ceremony was a real stamp image because it is SO cool. Nail stamping seems to be one of those sort of weird subjects where some people don't think it's really nail "art" but I think it takes an awful lot of practice and patience just like mastering painting tiny tiny details with a brush.

Anyhoo, check out all of the other fashion-inspired nail arts below AND don't forget about our sweet, sweet $200 gift card giveaway - it's open INTERNATIONALLY and you can choose whichever store you'd like the card to come from!


  1. What a cool and unique design! So awesome! I love the effect of the layering and I love the color combo. Awesome inspiration as well!

  2. Anyone who thinks nail stamping isn't art hasn't done enough of it. I can't help but admire those who can consistently get nice, clean stamping. I'm still not there yet!

  3. This is amazing!!! And it looks like so much work!


  4. These are fabulous! I love the interpretation!


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