Relive Your Childhood With These Cartoon-Inspired Nails

I remember waking up one rainy day cuddled up in a blanket and changing channels watching my favorite 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 fun and nostalgic little moments? For example, last week I got a cute power puff girl inspired manicure for a get together with my friends. They loved it because it brings back our fondest memories, and celebrities from Katy Perry to Megan Thee Stallion also seem to be part of the nostalgic trend.

We’ve curated a list of anime-inspired nails that will make you nostalgic. So pick your favorite and head to the salon or DIY it.

1. Hey, what’s up Doc?

Cunning. E Coyote’s mission to catch the roadrunner might fail, but this look won’t. A bare base would be ideal for Tweety Bird, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Wile. The different colors of E Coyote display perfectly. Mix and match your favorite characters to customize the look, it would be a great 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 popular trends since last year and one that is going from strength to strength. With the butterflies, flowers, and bright colors, my teenage self is rooting for this look.

ELLE Tip – Pair it with your favorite Y2K inspired bejeweled jeans and butterfly clips

3. He lives in a pineapple under the sea

Aren’t they Spongebobs cutest nails with star boyfriend Patrick and not-so-friendly neighbor Squidward? Notice Squidward’s expressions! The base nail color can be basic and the faces can be drawn in without hassle.

4. May the force be with you

Grogu, also known as Baby Yoda, has gone viral in recent years and is still adored. When you want to flaunt something cute, this pastel color combo paired with Baby Yoda couldn’t be better. Space the character evenly across the nails for a funnier 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? HHis appetite for cookies was legendary. This manicure has a beautiful blue with brown on top for that chocolate chip drop. Add glitter to the base for an amped up feel.

6. The Simpsons

Unless you live under a rock, you know that The simpsons was one of the oldest cartoons. They are also known to have predicted the future accurately on more than one occasion. Do you see yourself getting this nail art in your future? Pair it with a printed outfit for extra drama.

7. Flower power

You might know the always lazy and sarcastic cat Garfield from a comic book or the silver screen. Either way, this cutie looks adorable with the pastels and florals and the nails scream summer ideal with flowy summer dresses and skirts.

8. Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice inspired nail art is a sure hit whether you’re a scary movie fanatic or not. The color palette plays with purple, white, black and neon in this case. Score those claws for Halloween but make sure you don’t say his name three times!

Pictures: Instagram

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