Mesh tops, colourful prints, the 70ties are still going strong in fashion. Now take that for inspiration and create some cool 70ties inspired nails with me.
Red and orange 70ties inspired nails
- Take a nude or any light colour and paint all your nails. Creating a nice base for your nail art. I went with a milky white base for a change. When using gel make sure to cure each layer accordingly.
- Next is the french tip with a bright red nail polish. I like to paint my smile line with a thin brush and then fill in the rest with a bigger nail polish brush. Any mistakes can easily be removed with some nail varnish remover or rubbing alcohol.
- Once the red has dried or you cured your gel, move on to your orange nail polish. With a thin brush start creating wavy lines and swirls. If you wanna do a practice run, here’s what I like to do: I like to take a false nail and try out my designs prior to transferring them on to my actual nails. The false nails come in very handy with any kind of nail art to test out how it will look. You can find some really cheap ones on amazon. When you’re happy with your design, recreate it on your own nails with the orange colour.
- As a last step, take your favourite top coat and seal in the design for a long lasting and extra shiny manicure.
- And now there’s only one thing left to do. Enjoy your new 70ties inspired nails.
Tipps for a flawless manicure
There are some tipps that gonna help you get a long lasting manicure and make it easy creating nail art at home.
Prep: I always start by prepping my nails by cleaning my cuticle area, pushing them back and making sure there isn’t any dead tissue left on the nail beds. If you wanna know more about gel manicures, here’s another blog post on doing my nails step by step.
Gel nails: I have been doing my nails for years, well over more that a decade and I can do intricate nail art with gel polish and regular nail polish but when you are starting out, gel nails might be for you. The fact that you can cure the gel in between stages and easy clean mistakes with alcohol without destroying your whole design, makes gel polish an easy solution.
Thin layers: When painting your nails always try to paint on a thin coat of polish or gel. This way it dries quicker and the layers also turn out in a more even look.
Practice: Like mentioned above, practice is key to creating beautiful nail art. Take some falsies or your own nails, try out your ideas and learn which tools work best for you to get the designs you want.
And if you wanna know how to create some more nail art just have a browse through my other nail posts and see how I did them.