90’s Wallpaper Inspired Nail Art – Easy Entry Level Nail art for beginners!
Today’s little nail art post is inspired by the wallpaper my parents had in the kitchen in 1995…
OK I’m Kidding. Sorta.
I didn’t go into it with the intention of recreating their tacky wallpaper, but now that all is said and done that is what it reminds me of BIG TIME.
Did everyones parents decorate their house weird in the 90s or was it just me? We had a really crazy thing going on in the house for a while with like white leather couches and a southwest theme with hints of neon and turquoise, just really weird stuff. I’m getting off track though, back to the nails!
This is the easiest design ever, and it’s sort of a fool proof because it’s meant to look a little messy and painterly. So if you are new to the world of DIY nail art, then this is a good place to start.
Personally, I have been really into nail art lately, and I wanted to do something fun and colorful. My problem today was that I broke the corners of two of my nails, so I don’t want to call extra attention to their shape. The nice thing about this look is that it has a light pink base, which kinda camouflages the edges a bit. It also has a cooky, colorful pattern which camouflages them even more.
This sorta look is also great if you are going to be away for a few days and don’t want to have to worry about them chipping and looking ugly. You can just throw a little top coat on them if they get a few chips and they will be right as rain (what am I Mary Poppins?)
I painted the nails with two coats of the pale pink and let it dry. Then I used a short nail art brush to dash the colors on in vertical lines. Super simple, the only thing I would suggest is that you start with the lighter colors and build up to the darker ones.
It is also wise to keep a little cap full of acetone handy to clean the brush off, unless you have multiple brushes to use.
You can also do this in any combination of colors your little heart desires. I think I’m going to try neons over a darker color next.
It was a bit time consuming, I will admit that, but I find painting my nails really relaxing and fun so I don’t mind. I just listened to a bunch of tag videos on youtube while I did it, and I actually quite enjoyed myself. When I was finished with the color, I topped it with Seche Vite top coat.
The top coat really helps everything blend together and look more finished, so if you are thinking you did a terrible job, wait until you put the top coat on, it might be better than you think.