The 90’s marked my very first and most experimental fashion choices. Remnants of 90’s influence remain a prominent force in my permanent collection from favorite thrift store flannels, overalls, to the many iterations of combat boots. While there are a lot of 90’s trends I just can’t go back to (adios low-waisted jeans), there is one beauty trend I am having a lot of fun with lately. Here is the 90’s nail trend I am loving:
When I first saw it coming back, I thought the french manicure was kind of boring. For my first toe (or better yet hand) dip back in french mani game, I started with a classic white tip with a twist. Instead of the standard pink nail bed, I chose an iridescent pink, inspired by the beautiful unicorn bag my husband gifted me for Christmas. I was pleasantly surprised when it still looked fresh two weeks later. Because of the neutral color of the nail beds, regrowth is camouflaged. I was hooked.
The second time, I decided to experiment with color on the tips and some nail art inspired by Valentine’s Day. This time, it lasted three weeks and the roots were nearly invisible. I almost felt bad having it soaked off a full 3 weeks later because it looked as fresh as the first day (if you didn’t look closely at my cuticles).
For my latest adventure, I took inspiration from my daughter’s favorite movie, Frozen, because I plan on not having to change them (I know they’ll still look great and frankly I don’t have time) before her birthday party this weekend. I chose turquoise glitter tips and an icy glitter base. Pro tip: glitter gel polish tends to chip the least.
Are you here for this nail trend, or are you leaving it in the 90’s?