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1970s Wallpaper-inspired Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

For the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge the choices are 1970s and grey with a colour.

I painted some grey and blue striped nails, photographed them and was all set to start writing up the post, when my husband declared that he didn’t like the nails. I kind of agreed with him. The photography wasn’t great and one of the stripes was a bit wonky. I am normally quite a perfectionist, but I’d done this manicure in a rush, and had removed it after taking just a couple of photos. It wasn’t my best work, and I decided to junk it and start again.

Instead, I have some floral nails, inspired by the wallpaper that used to hang in our kitchen in the house we moved to in 1976 (when I was just 9 – shhhh, don’t tell anyone how old I am!) The flowers are pretty much spot on – as far as I can recall – but the pattern also had vertical curved orange, brown and yellow lines weaving between the flowers. I stopped short of trying to recreate that; that’s just beyond my skills!

The polishes I’ve used are: Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Barry M Mango for the bases. Then Barry Ms for the dotted flowers: Mustard, then Cappucino (their spelling, not mine!) and finally a dot of Mango in the centres.

1970s floral Barry M wallpaper 70s
1970s floral, wallpaper-inspired nails using: Barry M Mustard, Barry M Mango, Barry M Cappucino and Sinful Colors Snow Me White



52 week challenge


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Orange nails: two coats of Barry M Mango
  • Floral nails: two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, dots of Barry M Mustard, Barry M Cappucino and Barry M Mango
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.




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This manicure looks just so lovely!
thanks for sharing your blog with me on my spam your blog post!
I’m now following Kerruticles 🙂


Claire Kerr

No, Thank *you* for posting that post – I’m now following lots of lovely bloggers from Belgium and the Netherlands 🙂