The Dream of the ’90s is Alive in Nail Klub!

Clockwise from top right: Nails by Kayla ShevonneSabrina’s Nail Blog, Fleury Rose NailsThe Illustrated Nail.

Ah, the ’90s. For us Nail Klubbers, it was the decade of our youth — a slime-splashed time of punchy patterns, pony-tailed ingenues, and let’s be real here, some of the best TV shows ever. (Full House? Have mercy!) As luck would have it, we’re not the only folks who yearn to revive those years – and fresh fads – gone by. The ’90s are back, especially in the nail art world, and we’ve got two inspirational ways to capture this rad era on your digits!

Vibrant palettes and fearless patterns are an easy way to add a surge of retro style into your manicure. If you – or the artsy one in your girl group – has a particularly steady hand, try creating a statement nail inspired by a zany cartoon or symbol like those seen above.

Clockwise from top right, xo-heatherrmariie, Tracey’s Nail Art, Hey, Nice Nails!, Legally Nailed.

Looking for an alternative to all that pop culture pizzazz? Find your own nail nirvana by translating patterns from your grunge show wardrobe to your fingertips. Muted colors, shiny studs, and echoes of album art will have your nails looking totally plugged-in to the old school scene.

What nail designs are next on your to-do list? Share your ideas and inspirations in the comments below!


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    Sandi 04/30/2013 at 10:35 am #

    The Nirvana ones are way awesome!

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    Lauren 04/30/2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Oh, my gosh! Rocko’s Modern Life!! How cute!

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    Suzanne 05/01/2013 at 8:44 am #

    I approve of the Portlandia reference in the title 🙂

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    patriciablaj 05/02/2013 at 9:55 am #

    I’m more into simple nails, with a solid block of colour, but I have to admit the top left ones from grunge are really nice!

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