Manicures are always a treat even if they’re self-administered and there’s often an innovative angle to take. Blasts from the past, full of colors, patterns, and doodads from yesteryear. Punky princess looks of the 2000s, silly charms of the 80s, or shrugs of the 90s, find ideas for your nostalgic needs.
Sparkly and Glittery Nail Ideas – Gallery Three.
Nostalgic Shiny Nails.
Get something from every era imaginable on separate fingers and maybe end up futuristic! Not exactly professional but some patterns can be worn to nice occasions if you plan correctly. Fun and charming, and reminisce with memories from a time when things were simpler even if it’s an era you weren’t a part of! Next up is more shine.
Butterflies and Blue.
Butterflies and blue lead to beauty. Encrust your butterflies with jewels, especially if you find colored jewels that match like these. If the colors look good together, they’ll work.
Sparkly and Bubbly.
Bubbles and sparkles make a perfect combination of nineties color blending. Remember when pink and blue went together like cheese and macaroni? Remind yourself of simpler times.
Black, White, and Pink.
Black, white, and pink used was once all anyone wore, it’s still considered a punk princess look. To add to the princess side of this classic color combination, throw in jewels. They can go on your nails or, in true punk fashion, they could sit on your fingers also.
Cool Shiny Patterns.
These colors and styles combine into the coolest, flashiest nails. Cool shiny patterns, bright pink, sparkling purple and nude cuticles are fashionable and beautiful. Wear to parties, just for fun, or even on dates.
Bright with Dark.
A throwback to a different era and style, except for a more recent one. A fan of nostalgia? Combine bright pink from the 80’s, the dark patterns of the 90’s, and the current century’s nude nails for classy and playful.
Kick it old school with colors reminiscent of the 90’s, when flashy colors and 3D patterns were prevalent. Not something you’d paint yourself, but with the resources you can actually glue the patterns on. It’s a nice look to wear to the office, so worth a splurge.
Weird is good, and that’s especially true when bringing together the awesomeness of blood red and excessively shiny. The length is simply to die for. They’re easy to DIY, but look great enough that no one can judge you for living cheap or sort them out with these ferocious talons.
Thisted French Tips.
French tips face a dilemma nowadays, they’re classic, magnificent, but they’re also a little boring and old. Add a touch of something extra. The red stripes, which go back and forth with the white, work perfectly, as does the single jewel.
The best kind of gorgeous, unique but not shocking or weird. The pattern is common but not plain, the addition of silver is beautiful. They go nicely with winter or special occasions. It would almost be a waste of how lovely and charming they are if you didn’t wear them somewhere special.
These tips remind us of Disney princesses (especially our beloved Elsa from Frozen). The kind we always wanted as young girls, now we’re adults, we live that dream. They can be tough to do yourself, but it’s a worthy challenge for anyone who enjoys DIY.
Peek a Boo.
Iconically sassy, sexy and girly colors and the silver is charming and cool. The patterns are simple enough that you don’t even need a stencil. Pair with matching shoes and make-up, but let your attire fight against the nails to make them stand out. Great for dates.
Neon colors remind us of the Nineties, a time for almost uncomfortably bright colors. When you throw in recently-discovered nude cuticles and some soft, bright gold on one finger, make it more modern and easy to wear not just a nostalgia-fest.
Tips looking rich and flashy. Red is always sexy and delightful and even if it’s only the tips it’s extra hot and gold is always a scene stealer. If you want people to look twice and keep looking, look no further than this variation of French tips.
Fun and Cute.
Blue is always cute and fun. A dark color, but not so dark that you end up looking gothic, more like regal. To brighten further throw in 3D shapes. Budget nails, these shapes can be bought at the dollar store.
Black and yellow go well together, work with multiple hues of yellow to make it even more beautiful?