What’s in the news today? Well, it’s newspaper nails!!
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So, the base coat is one coat of Zoya Dove (could have used two coats but oh well), then I used rubbing alcohol and newspaper to create the print.
This is how to do it:
1. Paint nails with a base color and let it dry completely
2. Pour some rubbing alcohol into a cup or into the cap of the bottle and cut newspaper into strips a little bigger than your nails
3. Submerge your nail into the alcohol for a few seconds
4. take your nail out of the alcohol and press a newspaper strip onto your nail for about 30 seconds
5. Peel the newspaper off carefully
6. Repeat for all nails
7. Finish with a top coat!
Its very simple to do, but it may take a few tries to get the hang of it. It took me probably 4 tries until it came out semi right. Make sure to press the newspaper to your nails with a good amount of pressure, if you don’t press hard enough the ink won’t transfer to your nails as well as it could. Mine didn’t come out as dark as I wanted, but I was just happy the words finally came out. Also, I tried to use vodka instead of rubbing alcohol haha but it didn’t work out, it might have been that I just wanted pressing the newspaper into my nails hard enough, but I’m not positive, so I just suggest rubbing alcohol. Overall this definitely looks cool, I like it a lot and is really easy to do.
Until next time,