Nail of the Day: Candy Coloured, 80s/90s Inspired Printed Nails

Hi all! If you read my previous post, you’ll know I’m currently trying to  heal and grow my natural nails. So I’ll be showing off lots of press-ons for the next few weeks while my poor fingers recover from years of abuse, haha~

Anyway, today I was doing some spring cleaning this weekend, and I found loads of old 80s/90s clothes that I haven’t seen in ages! Lots of bright prints, neons, pastels, and bold lines (and horrifying denim pantsuits, but I won’t get into that). So I decided to make some cute colourful nails inspired by that era, with a bit of a modern edge.

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Nail Polishes and Materials Used:

  • PinkOPI Pinking of You
  • Blue – Etude House #CBL601
  • Pastel Yellow – Etude House #CBE101
  • Purple – China Glaze Sweet Hook
  • Turquoise – China Glaze For Audrey
  • Bright Yellow – Essence Mellow Yellow
  • White – Sally Hansen White On

I used a fine paintbrush to draw the prints, and outlined them using a calligraphy pen and black India ink. Of course I managed to spill the ink all over the table and it got underneath my fingernails. Now I look like a coal miner, hurray…

This set will be available on my etsy store shortly! And as always, thank you for reading!

❤ Chelsea

31 Day Challenge: Day 23 (Inspired by a Movie)

Today’s challenge is Inspired by a Movie. I’m going back to work this week, so I couldn’t do anything too outrageous. And of course I had to go and break my thumbnail halfway across, so it’s patched up with a teabag and superglue…

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Nail Polishes and Materials Used:

  • Turquoise China Glaze For Audrey
  • Topcoat  –  Essence Absolute Pure
  • Black acrylic ink
  • Crystal rhinestones and pearls

This manicure is inspired by the movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Of course, nothing could be more fitting than using Tiffany blue, so of course For Audrey was the go-to choice.I used the rhinestones and pearls on the accent nails to mimic the iconic black dress and necklace that Audrey Hepburn wears in the movie.

215px-Breakfast_at_TiffanysThanks for reading!

❤ Chelsea