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Newspaper Nail Art - I've got the coolest nails now!

25May11

I decided to spice up my nails with something different than the usual solid colours that I wear. Was browsing around YouTube for ideas and found two nail art design that seemed easy enough for me to duplicate! This is my first time fussing with nails though, so the outcome isn't the most perfect.

1) Newpaper nails

Tutorial by Cutepolish

Unlike the video, I used a white polish by LA Girls and a Victoria Secret's body spray to transfer the ink. I sprayed on the newspaper then place it on top of my nails, rather than dipping my entire nail.

The easy: Transfering the ink is quite effortless. You just need some form of alcohol (not neccessarily rubbing alcohol as mentioned in the video). I used three sources, and the Eau De Toilette spray actually works best. This artsy design is also more forgiving towards accidental effects, so it doesn't need to be perfect. If it turns out uneven, a topcoat will solve the headache. Tip: Work with an alcohol source that is more liquid, than gaseous mist.

The hard: You need to ensure that the base colour dries completely (preferably one whole day), if not the alcohol will smudge and ruin your polish. Give time for the newspaper ink to dry on your nails, before applying topcoat. If not the topcoat will drag the ink causing it to smudge.

Just thought I should explain a bit cos the tutorial makes it seem easier than it actually is! I had to do a bit of trial-and-error. But it's so fun to do!

 

2) Floral Summer Nails

Base colour: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sugar Babe Flower design: LA Girls Disco in White (same as newspaper nail art) Topcoat: The Face Shop Nail Supplement.

And a clean toothpick!

 

Tutorial by Fashionbeautybug

This is sooo easy to do, yet it adds something extra to your nails! Totally effortless :)

Let me know what you think!

posted by
5/25/11

Gorgeous! I came across this awesome newspaper nail art on Tumblr as well...can't wait to try it out! xx


posted by
5/25/11

Oh yes tumblr always has such pretty pictures.. that was what inspired me to try nail art! try it out babe, it's so fun to do! let me know how yours turn out :D


posted by
5/25/11

i watched cutepolish's video too! but i didn't have rubbing alcohol or know of where to get them.. i didn't know body sprays could be used too. thanks for the tips!


posted by
5/25/11

Rubbing alcohol is sold at drugstores and they are actually quite cheap! but I didn't wanna buy it just for this nail art. hahah. but yeap, I heard even vodka works lol! body sprays work equally well, just that my fingertips smells perfumey hahah.


posted by
5/25/11

and you're welcomed :) try it!


posted by
5/25/11

yessss imma try it for the next notd lolol


posted by
5/25/11

Really well done Syidah! Now I have 2 NOTDs in mind, one is this, thans to do, and the other is Beautopia's latest wallpaper one!


posted by
5/26/11

@madlynny: and post it! I wanna see :D


posted by
5/26/11

@kim: awhh thanks, a compliment coming from the nail guru is really something ;) but the one on my right hand is quite messy actually hahah. do post a photo of your take on it babe! I bet yours would be nicer :D


posted by
5/26/11

Heheh so cuteeee!


posted by
5/26/11

hehe yup adds an instant artistic vibe ;)


posted by
5/29/11

Awesome! :D


posted by
5/31/11

I love the newspaper nails!
Is there a way to make them readable, though? Meaning that the print isn't in mirror-image? Will they work with other printed materials (magazines, etc) not just newspaper?


posted by
5/31/11

Mya: thanks! hahaha I'm not the brain child of this design but I guess my execution part isn't bad on a first try :p


posted by
5/31/11

Bibliophile bear: Thanks! I've tried to spray the alcohol on the back part of the newspaper to make the words readable, but it doesn't work. It will only transfer the image that's on that particular page (hence, only inverted image is possible). I doubt it'll magazines would work, unless they're the cheaper kinds. Try this test: if rubbing your fingers on the words smear ink on ur fingers, then those papers would work well. hope this helps!


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