Sunday, June 21, 2015

Vintage Striped Wallpaper with China Glaze Desert Escape

Easy vintage wallpaper nail art by @chalkboardnails
Have you guys checked out the China Glaze Desert Escape collection yet? I really dig the color makeup of it. There's something for everyone, you know? You've got a neutral, a metallic, a squishy red, a girly pink, a funky turquoise, and a silky magenta.

I reached for four of the six shades from the collection to put together this easy nail art. I think it's kind of charmingly vintage, yeah? Like, maybe you'd see it in your grandma's bathroom, and she's had it like that since the 1960s.

And gueI think just about anyone could pull this off. All you need to be able to do are vertical stripes (the easiest of all the stripes) and dots!

Easy vintage wallpaper nail art by @chalkboardnails

The shades I used are:
China Glaze What's She Dune? (nude)
China Glaze Don't Mesa With My Heart (pink)
China Glaze The Heat Is On (red)
China Glaze Meet Me In the Mirage (rose gold)
  1. Begin by applying a base of the nude. 
  2. Use a nail art brush to paint on a wide stripe of rose gold down the middle of your nail. 
  3. Stack a medium red stripe on top of the rose gold stripe.
  4. Stack a thin pink stripe down the middle of the red stripe, then add two sets of two thin pink stripes at the edges of each nail.
  5. Add red and pink dots in pairs of two in the open spaces.

Easy vintage wallpaper nail art by @chalkboardnails

Unlike China Glaze collections you may be used to, the Desert Escape collection is only available on Each shade retails for $7.50. Have you picked up any? Do you have plans to?


  1. These are awesome! The colors look great together!

  2. What details this design has! I love it.

  3. I love those colors together. Looking amazing. <3

  4. Tried this and gave up - my hands are shaking too much for this... I just went plain red instead :D

  5. My Great Aunt Mavis didn't have wallpaper, but she did have a dresser with yards and yards of floating thin nylon fabric in these exact colours! Love it

  6. This is so cute (and way too hard for clumsy me)!

  7. I like the design and the colors go well together. I might try this with another color scheme :)

  8. The definition of vintage! I personally wouldn't put these colours together if I saw them on the shelf but they actually compliment themselves really well.

  9. These colors look amazing together in this look!


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