Monday, November 12, 2012

HOW TO: Newspaper Nails

Happy Monday!!!
Another week has passed and so another one shall begin. I hope all of you guys had a great weekend spent with family and friends. I know I did. 
Last Friday, I got to see One Direction live!!! It was so cool. But I'll share more on that later this week. :)

For today, I will be showing a HOW TO for Newspaper Nails! Yay!!!
I have been wanting to try this nail design ever since I saw it on Instagram, so I am super excited to share it with you guys. 

Let's get on with it...

You will need:

- a base coat
- a nail polish of your choice
- a top coat
- rubbing alcohol
- cotton swabs
- 10 pieces of newspaper or magazine cuts

STEP 1: Apply base coat on your nails. 

This is an important step because I'm sure you wouldn't want your nails to turn yellow, right? 

STEP 2: Apply the nail polish of your choice.

I decided to go with a pinky, nude shade. I used Dr.'s REMEDY NURTURE Nude Pink.
I have been reading a lot about Dr.'s REMEDY. Everyone seems to love how amazing it is, so I decided to try it. It is on the pricey side (one bottle costs $17), but it's a really good quality nail polish. It dries quickly and it doesn't crack.
I also like how the money I spent went to Living Beyond Cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now THAT is a good deal! :D

STEP 3: Pour rubbing alcohol into a bowl.

I just used the cap of the alcohol bottle. It works just as well. 
Also, don't forget to cover your table with paper towels just in case the alcohol spills. 

STEP 4: Soak the piece of newspaper or magazine cutout for 60 seconds in the bowl of rubbing alcohol.

You want it to be completely soaked so the ink comes off easily when you apply it to your nails.

STEP 5: Wrap the newspaper or magazine cutout around your fingernail.

Press on it really hard. Take a cotton swab drenched in alcohol and rub it against the newspaper cutout. This is to ensure that the ink will soak through to your nails.

STEP 6: Leave the newspaper on for 1 1/2 minutes. 

Don't take it out right away, otherwise the ink won't soak through completely. You can do the next nail while waiting for the newspaper to dry. It'll make it faster. :) 

STEP 7: Apply clear top coat.

After you've done all of your nails, make sure to apply top coat. This will give your nails a shiny texture and it will also prevent it from chipping. Make sure to also clean the excess nail polish on your skin with cotton swabs and nail polish remover!

TADA!!! Here is the finished look.

I love it sooooooo much. I couldn't stop staring at them when I finished. 
I'm completely obsessed!!!
It's a super fun and easy design. Absolutely anyone can do it!

Hope you guys liked this little tutorial.
If you guys end up trying it, tweet me a picture!!! 
I would really love to see it. :D

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  1. I have so much respect for talented and patient girls like you who can create these beautiful nails!

    1. Same here. It takes forever but it's definitely worth it right after you see the finished look. :D

  2. wow, this is so awesome!!! and you're right, it seems easy enough to do -- i gotta try this! thanks for the step-by-step guide! :D

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    1. It's really easy Mimi. Tweet my a picture if you do end up trying it. :D

  3. This is so beautiful! I love the classic look to it. I kinda can't stop staring at them either. Haha


  4. Sorry, what would be the UK equivalent to 'rubbing alcohol'? I'm really not familiar with the term :/


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    1. Hi Cami! I did a little research and I saw that 'surgical alcohol' is the UK equivalent to 'rubbing alcohol. I'm hoping that's right. LOL. :)

  5. Great . I'm really gonna try :D Seems easy and handy . Hey can we use little images from magazines?

    1. Yay!!! Be sure to tweet me a picture. Yes, of course, you can use any images or patterns from magazines. :D

  6. well done :)

  7. I made this kind of nails as well! :) It's awesome!

  8. I absolutely adore this nail art!! :)

  9. I wish I could wear nail polish to work. Love your tutorial :)

    1. Awh, that sucks. You can try it on your free days. :D

  10. wow, thank you so much for posting this tutorial! it's amazing, you've got lovely talent :)!

    1. Thank you Katie. And you're welcome. I hope you try it.

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    1. Oh my, not really! This is actually my first time doing a successful nail art. But THANK YOU!

  12. I went through a newspaper phase, I think they are just too cute!

    xo, Megan
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  13. ohh this is super cute!
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  14. This is really creative!

    --Olivia :)

  15. How cool! Thanks for sharing this, Carrie, I gotta give it a shot! ;]

  16. I seriously want to try this! I love the look of it and as a writer myself I think it would be kinda cool!
    Daisy Dayz

  17. My little sweetheart <3 Such an amazing idea! I tried like 3 times but it never works and now I know why it was because I didn't use the cotton swabs!! Thank you for it! I will try it AGAIN and send you some pics!!


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  18. Wow, it looks so nice!! Awesome idea, thanks!

  19. I tried this too but it didn't come out as well as yours did. I'll try out your technique though. ;)

    Love, Belle

  20. This is way way cool, girl! Love it!

  21. great post!!! i follow you now ;)
    i would love to follow me back because love your blog!!

  22. This is genius and so cute!!! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog. Happy to be a new reader!!! :)