Feeling a lil’ retro this Thursday?!  Well here’s a simple retro nail design using 3 shades from the new Essie Summer 2014 collection.  Urban Jungle, Fierce No Fear & Roarrrange by Essie.  The customizable t-shirt shown above can be found on!


Retro Nails  –  Tools

Urban Jungle by Essie – off white
Fierce No Fear by Essie – brown
Roarrrange by Essie – orange
Matte Nail Polish:  Matte About You by Essie
Rapid Dry Spray by OPI

Striping Brush

Retro Nails –  The Steps:

  • Start off with 2 coats of Urban Jungle by Essie.
  • Paint a half moon shape over half of your nails with Fierce No Fear and fill it in.
  • Paint 1 coat of matte nail polish over your nails.  I used Matte About You by Essie.
  • Using your striping brush paint an orange curved line over the edge of your brown polish.
  • Finally to speed up the drying process of your orange stripe, spritz Rapid Dry Spray by OPI over all your nails.  This will dry your final layer and won’t effect the matte finish of your nails.  Leaving the appearance of matte and shiny retro nails.






Nail art doesn’t have to be complicated.  The collection from Essie for Summer 2014 has lots of mixable colors great for some fun, nail art designs.  Sugg. retail price is $8.50/ bottle.  I’ve included a bunch of product links above for great deals on essie’s polish collection!

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(Photo credits:  Retro T-shirt // Nails by Holly for The Trendy Nail)
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