When I was trying to brainstorm manicures based on wallpaper, the first thing that came to mind was the guest bathroom in a relative’s home in Staten Island. Whenever I’d visit as I was growing up, I was impressed with the 80s/90s-era chic jungle wallpaper in that little bathroom – slightly tacky, but a fun and playful choice for a bathroom lol. And what better place to recreate that than on my nails?!
I actually think my manicure looks very similar to the wallpaper I remember! It was a dark green background with different shades of green leaves and flowers all over. So my manicure was designed to represent that.
I double stamped different tropical images, which ended up being my first successful double stamped mani! I previously did one (see it here) that was double stamped with plaid images, and it just looked too busy. But I really like this version – I think stamping in different shades of the same color really makes it blend better!
It is a little difficult to see the bottom stamped image because it’s a bit darker, but it does peek through the tips of the nails a bit.
Anyways, I really like how this came out! It certainly looks better on my nails than it did as a wallpaper! Oh and can I say that I’m still loving the crap out of using liquid latex as a cleaning product?! It makes the end clean-up SO much easier after stamping!!
Here’s what I used:
- Base color: Zoya Hunter
- Stamping plates: MoYou London Tropical collection 03 and 04
- Bottom stamping polish: Barry M Kiwi
- Top stamping polish: Rica Summer Mint…
Check out what the other NCC ladies are doing for wallpaper-themed nails: