We recently spotted a wallpaper print in a local restaurant & instantly snapped a shot & thought it would be perfect for a new DIY nail art tutorial. The print was a nice blush pink, a little on the brighter side with a neutral accent, plus a pop of electric yellow – pretty much the perfect design to replicate. We have been searching for a particular Essie shade Knockout Pout for quite some time. Having tried it once in a salon (many moons ago) our hunt continued for years, randomly checking any beauty supply we popped into. Knockout Pout was the Polkaroo of polishes. You can’t even imagine our excitement when we found her on Beauty Stop Online. Jumpy claps all around. When this arrived we knew it was our perfect 1960s wallpaper print base.

Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint nails 2 coats of Essie – Knockout Pout. This shade is a true girlie pink & is a little on the bright/almost neon side. This would be a perfect shade of any of you who are too scared to jump into a neon polish. It applied evenly with only 2 coats.

Step 2: Using a dotting tool, begin painting two dots (top & bottom) on each nail, spaced out across the whole nail. We used Essie – Merino Cool. 

Step 3: Using a smaller dotting tool, place two dots beside your original shape created in Step 2. This should look like a cross-like design.

Step 4: Bring in the brights! Using Orly – Glowstick place a polka dot in between each design in each row. This gave this design just the punch it needed. Add Knockout Pout on your neutral designs & seal in that design with a top coat!

These turned out just like the little 1960s inspired restaurant. Nail art inspiration comes from everywhere! Check out Beauty Stop Online to find all our favourite polishes, as well as some older goodies you think might be lost forever!

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10 Responses to “NAIL ART TUTORIAL: THAT 60’S PRINT”
  1. allthingsgirlrelated says:

    That’s fab!! Definitely gonna be trying that out thanks a mill!!

  2. Isabelle says:


  3. normandlou says:

    I really really like this one! Might have to copy it one of these days. Super simple and cute.

  4. I absolutely LOVE this manicure! Will be trying it myself in the very near future. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on LeslieLovesNails and commented:
    Saw this manicure today and thought to myself, “Self, this mani is AWESOME!!!! Try this soon! I will be trying this in the very near future and will post my results, although I am not sure they will be as lovely as these.
    Thank you for sharing!!
    Leslie 🙂

  6. You could have stopped at Step 3! I love coral and taupe together.

  7. Kalli Bean says:

    Wow so pretty! And it looks like something even I could tackle, despite my lack of artistic ability. 🙂

  8. absolutely adorable!!!

  9. I’d love to try this, I’m not so good at detailed nails though 😦

    • A dotting tool and time (a lot of it!) makes this tutorial not too difficult. If you don’t have a dotting tool – try a bobby pin or a straight pin in an eraser base!

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