Wednesday, November 16, 2011

DIY: Newspaper Nails

Too much StumbleUpon last night, when I stumbled upon this:

I was itching for a DIY project and this was the fastest easiest one so....
You'll need:

Simple enough yeah? 

First step is to paint your nails. I find matte neutral colors very suiting. Too much glitter or frost can be very distracting.

The next step calls for a bowl of alcohol and some nail dipping, but being the cowgirl that I am, decided to skip the bowl and just add drops of alcohol to my nails.

I then covered my wet nails with the cut out newspaper strips. Made sure it had enough alcohol on them so that my nails, and the newspaper strips would remain wet, and not just absorb all the moisture. 

Add a little pressure on the newspaper and keep it on for a few seconds. The time depends on how dark, or light you want the print to be. Keeping the newspaper strip on your nails for too long would make the some of the paper stick to your nail though, and we don't want that.

If you don't like the outcome, wipe the print off using the alcohol and start again.

Don't forget to coat your nail with a clear polish so the print stays on.

My fingers are still a little messy but with a little soap and water, the newspaper stains on will come off.

Neat, huh?


  1. Brilliant idea! That's going to keep your nails unique everytime hehe

  2. And it's so easy, too! You can also try using magazines and the colored prints on newspapers, and not just the printed words. ;)

  3. I saw this is pinterest and tried it. I failed. Haha. I was in a hurry kase. Will try again if I have time :D


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