Vintage postcard

Today I have a new type of water decals to show you, and by “new” I mean I haven’t posted it here before. The decals I’m talking about are of a photographic quality with lots of tiny details.

Vintage nails design

I got this set of retro themed water decals from the Born Pretty Store. Unfortunately I completely forgot to take a pic of the decals before I cut them into pieces :( If you are interested to see how the set looks like as a whole, you can find it here – mine is BOP 160-163, it’s the second one from the top.

Vintage nails with flowers

For the vintage nail art I used pieces from the groups 162 and 163. In the center of the design there’s a portrait of a young lady. I liked the portrait so much that I decided to build a retro themed manicure around it. I also added “Best Wishes” text to make it look like an old pre-war postcard. Some sponging with brown and dark purple helped me to create the aged effect.

Vintage flowers nail art

Now let me show you the lovely lady a bit closer:

Vintage nails in brown and grey

On the white background the images would have been more vivid, but since I wanted to achieve a retro look, I chose a light grey color. Overall, for my retro nails I needed:

  • Max Factor #15 Opal – a light grey pearly shimmer for the background
  • OPI You Don’t Know Jacques! – one of those rare browns that I can wear solo, but here Jaques is used for sponging
  • OPI We’ll Always Have Paris – dark purple for sponging
  • Retro water decals
  • Clear top

Vintage nail art

The decals are easy to apply – you can get a retro manicure in no time. If you have never tried this kind of nail decorations before, just follow the instructions on the back of the package. The decals set retails for $3.99 with free international shipping, the product’s page is here. For the money you’ll get 4 full retro manicures. Also, remember that if you use the coupon code MARIX31, you’ll get an additional 10% off your entire purchase :)

Thank you for reading, I hope you liked the vintage postcard design! See you soon ♥

*The product was sent to me for review

22 Comment

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a perfect background for those decals! I love how you did those edges for an aged look!!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you so much Ina! :)

  2. Я сначала думала, что наклейки покрывают ноготь целиком, но когда прочитала, что они нанесены на подложку…ВАУ! Очень красиво! Маникюр как произведение искусства!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Спасибо Елена! Самое приятное заключается в том, что благодаря наклейкам такое легко изобразить и на правой руке тоже :)

  3. That’s some very, very pretty decals – lovely look!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Indeed they are :) Thank you Maria!

  4. Simply gorgeous! You created such a lovely looks with these decals! <3

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Natalie :)

  5. This looks absolutely stunning, and I love the aged effect! :-)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Lani, I’m glad you liked the retro nail look :)

  6. What can I say they look great like all of your manicures :D

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you so much dear :)) ♥

  7. Beautiful decals, a real vintage postcard! :-)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you dear, I’m glad you liked the design! :)

  8. Great look !!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you :)

  9. Anutka says: Reply

    This manicure is perfection! I have looked at BPS decals many times and ordered a bunch of them, but always passing this design by. I would have never dreamed of something this gorgeous! <3

    1. Mari says: Reply

      oh now you made me blush ^^ :) thank you so much, I’m so happy you liked the vintage look!

  10. This looks so pretty! I like vintage stuff ^^

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Roxy!

  11. Myztic says: Reply

    Amazing!!! I love how you brought everything together! Until I read further, I thought the whole thing was a decal. You did an amazing job making the total look come together!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you so much! I love to customise decals :))

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