Emily the Strange is a character created by Rob Reger for his company Cosmic Debris. The “Emily the Strange” label includes clothing, stationery, stickers, fashion accessories, comics and books. All of the products feature Emily’s distinctive appearance and frequently feature one of her cynical sayings such as “Get Lost,” “Be All You Can’t Be,” or “Wish You Weren’t Here”. (Source Wikepedia.)
I really like Emily as a fashion item, I own quite a few Emily t-shirts and they make me laugh. I love the colours, the way they are drawn, the wit, the whole package. So awhile back I made a decal (using the above image and waterslide photocopy decal paper)…. thinking I’ll use that one day. Then this week my latest purchase from Messy Mansion arrived, MM27, the fire and ice plate. I spied this badge sitting on my bookcase and thought “oooh nail art!”.
I felt a little guilty buying another Messy Mansion plate when I still have so many unused, so I’m glad inspiration hit and I got to use it sooner rather than later. I love the retro looking flames and would never have thought to combine black and white in this way….thanks Emily!
I’m loving these nails and they just came out of no where, when I had something else planned!! Since I like Emily so much, there definitely will be more Emily themed nails coming in the future.