NAIL ART: 90s Inspired Black & White Daisy Nails

by - May 08, 2023

With everything 90s having such a moment right now - seriously, the fashion makes it feel like I've gone in a time machine back to junior high! - I've been really enjoying leaning into the nostalgia. One of the prints that was sort of ubiquitous back then was the classic white and yellow daisies on a black background print. I feel like we all had something in this print back then - most likely a dress with a circle skirt that fell to or just above the knee. Just me? Anyway, I was feeling inspired by this particular slice of nostalgia for this week's #CBBxManiMonday nails, so I leaned in!

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So obviously, being that this mani is inspired by such a specific print from a specific time, the color story was very much dictated to me and I really just had to choose which products I wanted to use. And to be perfectly honest, there really was absolutely no debate on which products I was going to choose. For the base, I went with the best black polish ever, in my opinion, which is Starrily's Vantablack*. This one coat black polish is so intensely pigmented that it's one that I feel like I have to be really, really careful when applying, but it has a really beautiful creamy texture and by far the most intense pigmentation of literally any polish in my collection.

For my base, I applied one coat of Vantablack* to all of my nails and let that dry down.

For the daisies, I only had one plate in my collection that had the sort of image that I wanted and I have to say... this very old, very random plate is not particularly good quality and the pickup was definitely a bit hit and miss. But with that being said, in person you really can't even notice any of the gaps in the pickup that are visible in the photos. I applied the daisy image in my favorite white stamping polish, alternating the direction of placement on each nail. The image also wasn't long enough for my nails, so I did have to sort of patch at the end, which was a little bit hit and miss as well. Once I had the daisies applied, I went in with a dotting tool and added yellow centers to each of the flowers to really drive home that classic 90s look.

Once I was happy with the overall design, I sealed it in with a nail art top coat and then followed with a generous layer of quick dry glossy top coat shine and volume. And voila!

All Products Used
Starrily - Vantablack**
Whats Up Nails - Blanc My Mind*
Whats Up Nails - Bear Trap*
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Whats Up Nails Gloss Over Top Coat*
AP-20 Stamping Plate (no idea who made it...)
Uberchic Beauty The Rocker Stamper Dotting Tool**
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard*

* = PR Sample // ** = PR Sample/ Affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off first order.

I think this mani, while not being quite as perfect as I would personally prefer it to be, really hit the mark on the inspiration and brings back a great many memories of 90s fashion and decor items that featured this very specific print. 

Be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK to check out more nail art for this week's #CBBxManiMonday!

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