Sunday, 17 July 2011

Newspaper Nails.

So I tried something new and exciting with my nails and I got quite a few compliments so I though I'd share. I came across a picture of them and thought I HAD to try it out.

Mine are a little messy but as you can see I have just used a pale background colour which is Mint Green by Barry M so that the writing on top shows up.

What you need:
-  Pale coloured nail varnish
- Surgical spirit ( known as rubbing alcohol in America, I got a massive bottle for about £4 from amazon), you can also use vodka
- Base coat and top coat

How To Do This:

1. Apply a base coat to protect your nails and then paint your nails a pale colour.
2. Cut up 10 small pieces of newspaper, big enough to cover your nail.
2. Fill small pot ( I filled the lid of the bottle) with surgical spirit (or other).
3. When nails are COMPLETELY dry insert first nail into pot of surgical spirit (or other) for about 5 seconds.
4. Remove nail and hold down piece of newspaper onto nail for about 15 seconds.
5. Remove newspaper and repeat on all nails.
6. It is very important to apply a base coat so that it doesn't rub off!

And there you go, newspaper nails!

Just a tip, definitely wait till your nails are 100% dry because I didn't and the nail polish peeled off.

What do you think?

Jamilah X


Temporary:Secretary said...

They are brilliant, one of the best ones i've seen! x

Abi said...

Super creative and unique. I like the mint base you've used here. Sadly, I barely have enough patience when it comes to my nails.

cominica-ai said...

I already saw something like this on my friends blog :D
but your nail color is so pretty~~

Bonnie said...

Whoaaaaaa, dude. This is CRAZINESS, and I love it.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

The Cat Hag said...

Love your newsprint nails, they are uber cute! :)

The Cat Hag

Vanilla - notes from my closet said...

Love this! such a great idea! totally going to try this... wish me luck :)

Love, Vanilla

julis said...

great idea and thanks for sharing this...

kisses juli

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

Love it <3.

Sadie x

Fashion Fabrice said...

I think it's really amazing!:)

Farah from FashionFabrice

Michelle Lee said...

Amazing :)