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Mani-Matching with Galaxy Nails

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been collecting images of nebulas. There’s something about these colorful interstellar clouds that fascinate me. My favorite has always been the Eagle Nebula, which is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens. I have an image of it on both my business card and website. (Nerd much?)

With that said, it’s no surprise that I’m currently coveting a new frontier in nail art: galaxy nails. Just one quick search on Tumblr will return results for an array of awesome intergalactic manicures. Have any of you tried it? Click here for a super easy-to-follow DIY if you haven’t. And while you’re at it, pair your new digits with one (or all) of these cosmically inclined pieces:

1. Petite Cosmos Print Bodycon ($50)
2. Shanka Galaxy Resin Bangle ($258)
3. Black Milk x Jeffrey Campbell Night Lita ($250)
4. Wren x Clare Vivier Reversible Tote ($350)

I know that these items are fairly pricey (except for the bodycon dress—$50 is a steal!) and only Lady Gaga would actually wear everything together, but one can always dream, right?

If you’re not a nail art pro (yet!) but want to experiment with metallic nail polish, we love the Color Club Magnetic Nail Polish.

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