Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Newspaper Nails"

I came across this manicure idea yesterday - I don't even remember how I stumbled upon it. But after seeing the 1st YouTube video, I went to Google to search for "Newspaper Nails" and tons of blog posts and vids came up for this cute little technique. I like to be creative, especially when it seems easy, so I had to give it a try. What I loved is that I didn't have to buy anything new for this so if it was a #Fail, no money lost :)

Click the jump for pics and details!

Clean, dry nails

Polished with Essie's Ballet Slippers and Lilacism

Supplies Needed

What you'll need:
  • Base Coat and Top Coat (I use Seche Vite brand. The top coat is PHENOMENAL).
  • A LIGHT colored nail polish of your choice (most people use white. I used Essie's Lilacism on my ring fingers and Ballet Slippers on the rest of my nails).
  • Rubbing Alcohol (some women have used body sprays as they contain alcohol, too)
  • Newspaper clippings (cut into pieces for your nails, about 2x2 size is good)
  • Start with clean, dry nails. All polish removed if you had some on previously.
  • Apply your base coat, allow to dry, then apply your color (2 coats).
  • Allow your nails to dry COMPLETELY before this next step -
    • In a small container (I used the top of a perfume/spray bottle), pour the alcohol inside. Dip your newspaper piece into the alcohol for a few seconds to saturate the paper (if you're using a body spray instead of rubbing alcohol you can just spray the newspaper well).
  • Press the newspaper onto your nail and hold without moving it around for about 20-30 seconds. 
  • GENTLY lift the paper off of your nail and the print will be on your nails.
  • Apply a top coat to your nails to prevent chips and from the print fading, and also to make your nails shiny.
And you're done!

Not bad for my 1st go :)

This YouTube video is where I got the idea - You can see in more detail. :)

Let me know if you try this and your results!


Welcome to DIVA STYLE! said...

OMG. This is awesome! Might have to give this a try! Thanks for keeping us beauty enthusiasts in the know!

KeetaRay said...

Thanks, Lita! :)

Hitgirl said...

Wow thats really cool Keeta!

Hitgirl said...

Wow thats really cool Keeta!