Saturday, 26 November 2011

How to : Newspaper Nails

Models Own : Nude Beige

Over the past couple of days I've been wearing this amazing manicure, newspaper nails! In case you haven't heard of it, it's basically polish with newspaper print transfered onto it. I got loads of questions off of my friends asking me how to do them, so I decided to do a step by step for you using my dear friend Lexi (who was more than up for a fab manicure!)

So, you'll need a nail polish (or several) or your choice. Lighter colours obviously work better because you can actually see the ink! You'll also need some vodka (or 70% rubbing alcohol) and 10 newspaper squares, slightly bigger than your nail. The words on the paper don't matter as they will be backwards anyway! Finally you'll need a little pot or lid that you can dunk your finger into!

So pretty standard, paint your nails your chosen colour(s) so they are opaque (2 or 3 coats) and wait until they are dry to the touch!

Then pour a little vodka or rubbing alcohol into the pot and dip the painted nail in for about 20/30 seconds.

Then quickly take the soaked nail out, put in on a flat surface and press a newspaper square onto it (the print facing down). Use your finger in a rolling motion to ensure all the nail has ink on it! Do this for about 10 seconds!

Gently peel the newspaper off, and voilĂ ! A lovely newspapered nail! From here it's pretty simple, just repeat the process 9 more times!

When you're done just take a cotton bud soaked in nail polish remover and clean up any messes, either nail polish or extra ink that has stained your skin, it'll come right off!

Now just let the ink dry for about 10 minutes, and finish off with a top coat to add shine and to lock that ink in!

TADAAAA! You're done! Your nails will have everyone talking!

Hope you enjoyed this DIY, there will be more to come! xxx

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