Monday, April 22, 2013

OMG, that's like, so totally '90's!

Hi!

I got a new stamping plate on eBay a while back even though I already have most of the patterns on other plates, but those skulls called out to me:

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The first time I tried it (black on white) it looked a bit too Avril Lavigne for my liking, so this time I did what I would have done had stamping plates existed when I was about 15 - I went totally 90's with it.


Colours used were Essence L.O.L (lime) & Naughty & Pink (pink), Pumpkin Polish black, and a Rio nail art pen to go over the stamp on the black nails.


I love this stamp, I'll definitely get lots of use out of it. I couldn't wait to get those bracelets off - for someone who used to have an insane collection of friendship bracelets (made new ones every weekend) I have no idea how I wore so many, they drove me ape.

Anyone want to see a few cringey 90's photos to brighten up a Monday? There are hardly any from the late 90's, because I despise cameras, but just take my word for it that I transformed into the worst Fairuza Balk tribute act imaginable. Here are a few from the early 90's that made me giggle.

Jumpsuits and Apple Print and Sindy, oh my!!
By the by, I actually loved that blouse/skirt combo - I forsee a multicoloured apple on white background in my mani future.

Confirmation Day with Nana - nowt says 1995 like a floral dress with a hat.
I'm not going to mention the hair. A professional did that to me.
The picture that made me laugh was this next one - not taken in an Amazonian paradise (hard to believe, ain't it), but out the front garden. I have no idea what I was pretending to be here, but who doesn't love a good hat & pair of Mammy's sandals.


Ahh, nostalgia. One day I will locate that elusive Debs photo for you all (goth central) but until then, I'm off to read, watch a DVD and have a cuppa.


I'm toying with the idea of a series of NOTDs based on stuff from the 80's & 90's, anything specific you'd like to see?


22 comments:

  1. This is great :) I wish i was young again :) great post to brighten up a monday :)

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    1. Thanks Có x Sometimes I wish I could go back too but I wouldn't live it all again!! x

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  2. I love this post. Love the bracelets! You give Grav3yard girl a run for her money ;)Cannot wait to see the debs dress :P

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    1. Haha it wasn't even a dress, it was a long-sleeved black top with a long black skirt and a long black scarf and bizarrely, huge silver platforms! Gas x

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  3. Brill post... I'm useless with stamp plate.. luv the colour combo and also the walk down memory lane... skitting at the photos.. fair play for sharing :) heehee xx
    Wud luv to see more old skool nail art and the like...

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    1. Thanks Vicki! Will definitely do more x

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  4. I like it, the way you have styled them are quite 90's but I think you could still use the same stamp different colours maybe and you could pull it off :)

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    1. I actually do like the black/purple ones, might try some different combos! x

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  5. Ahahaha this is brilliant! I keep telling my sisters that my clothes all looked like curtains, to which my mother responds that I was 'the height of fashion'. The nails are brilliant, a Spice Girls design would be fab ;)

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    1. Hahaha sure weren't we all the height of fashion!! Will definitely do a Spice Girls one x

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  6. This is brilliant! Gave me quite the chuckle! Definitely would love to see more 80's/90's themed manis, love a bit of nostalgia! :) x
    Also, now have crazy urge to watch My So Called Life again! Ah, Jordan Catalano..

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    1. Jordan, sigh.... Love that programme! The man hasn't aged either!! Will definitely do more x

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  7. Brilliant! I had the box set to my so called life but have it to the charity shop and regret it!!!

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    1. Oh no!! I'd say you made someone's month the day they found that! x

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  8. I think the one thing I pull from this is how much I want those bracelets, the plastic ones were my fave! These nails are fantastic and 90's perfect, they're awesome! Having nails like these back then would have been the best :D

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    1. I got them on eBay for a costume ages ago, used to have so many of them! Thank you xx

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  9. Oh my gosh BUNTY!! I remeber that! This is a really great post I love it. Really like the stamp you got also (soooo 90's) Awwwww I'm feeling so nostalgic after reading this!
    xx

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    1. I loved Bunty so much, was devastated when it went out of print!! Thank you for the lovely comment x

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  10. wow your nails look amazing!! Love Skulls!

    http://allthelittlethings3.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  11. AMAZING! I totally need to brush up on my nail stamping skills. I'll put my thinking cap on for 80s and 90s ideas, I LOVE that idea!

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    1. I hated stamping but once you get the hang of it it's great, so many designs out there! Thank you x

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