Relive Your Childhood With These 8 Cartoon-Inspired Nails

Cartoon-Inspired Nails

I remember waking up on a rainy day snuggled up in a blanket and switching between channels watching my favourite cartoons. I’m sure most of us have a memory that relates to this one. Isn’t it fun to relive our childhood memories through little that are fun and hit the nostalgic chord? For instance last week I got a cute power puff girls inspired manicure for a get together with my friends. They loved it since it recalls our fondest memories, and celebrities from Katy Perry to Megan Thee Stallion seem to be a part of the nostalgic trend too.

We have curated a list of cartoon-inspired nails that will make you nostalgic. So pick out your favourite one and head to the salon or DIY it.

1. Eh, What’s Up Doc?

Wile. E Coyote’s mission to catch the roadrunner might fail but this look won’t. A nude base would be ideal for Tweety Bird, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Wile. E Coyote’s different colours to show up flawlessly. Mix and match your favourite characters to personalise the look, these would be a fine conversation starter on a date!

2. What Dreams Are Made Of

Lizzie Mcguire is the epitome of y2k fashion. This has been one of the most loved trends starting last year and going strong. With the butterflies, flowers and bright colours, my teenage self is rooting for this look.

ELLE Tip – Pair it with your favourite Y2k inspired bejewelled jeans and butterfly clips

3.  He Lives In A Pineapple Under The Sea


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Aren’t these Spongebob Squarepants nails the cutest with his buddy Patrick star and his not-so-friendly neighbour Squidward? Notice Squidward’s expressions! The base colour for the nails can be a basic one and the faces can be drawn on hassle-free.

4. May The Force Be With You

Grogu, also known as baby Yoda went viral these past few years and is still adored. When you wish to flaunt something cute, this combination of pastel colours paired with baby Yoda can’t get any better. Space out the character evenly on the nails for a more fun finish.

5. Beware Of The Cookie Monster

Hide your cookies because the cookie monster is here. Remember the legendary cookie monster from the show Sesame Street? His appetite for cookies was legendary. This manicure has a beautiful blue with brown on top for that chocolate chip drip. Add on glitter to the base for an amped-up feel.

6. The Simpsons

Unless you are living under a rock you know that The Simpsons has been one of the longest-running cartoons. They have also been known for predicting the future accurately on more than one occasion. Do you see yourself getting this nail art in your future? Pair it up with a printed outfit for more drama.

7. Flower Power

You might know the forever lazy and sarcastic cat Garfield from a comic strip or from the big screen. Whichever it may be, this cutie looks adorable with the pastels and flowers and the nails scream summer ideal with flowy summer dresses and skirts.

8.  Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

Nail art inspired by Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice is a sure shot hit if you are a scary film fanatic or not. The colour palette plays around with purple, white, black and neon in this case. Bookmark these claws for Halloween but make sure not to say his name thrice!

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