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Sunday, February 10, 2013

How-To: Easy Retro Wallpaper Nails

Hello, fellow nail art enthusiasts! Today I thought I'd share with you a retro wallpaper design that I came up with. I realize that there are quite a few wallpaper designs already out there, but I loved the idea too much to not put my own spin on it.

Step 1.) After applying a basecoat, paint your nails a periwinkle shade (I used Urban Outfitters nail polish in "Crowded").


Step 2.) With a striper brush and a red-toned brown (Urban Outfitters "Idaho Potato"), make three vertical lines. I like to start out by painting the middle stripe first, because you get a better idea of how to evenly space the other two. 

Step 3.) Follow the chart below to add the dotted details:

Top row: With a large dotting tool and the same brown polish, place three evenly spaced dots on the middle stripe. Then, use a mint green polish (Illamasqua "Milf") and a medium sized dotting tool to repeat the last step on the outer stripes. Try to keep the green and the brown dots alligned with each other.
Bottom row: Once the brown dots have dried, use your medium dotting tool and the mint polish to carefully place a slightly smaller dot inside each brown one. Lastly, use a small dotting tool and your brown polish to repeat the same process on top of the mint green dots (the ones on the outer stripes).
Finally, seal with a topcoat to protect your nail art!
Basecoat: Orly Bonder
Topcoat: Seche Vite


  1. I love this! It looks really funky, and it's surprisingly easy to do judging by your tutorial. I'm definitely going to try it out soon =)

  2. Thanks! And I hope you do try it out- the best part is that you can use any three colors

  3. Absolutely love these. Mind if i feature this article on my blog. All credit to you!!!

  4. That would be the coolest! Thank you so much