Newspaper Nails

I’m not into nail art.  Not at all.  Not in the least.  It took me forever to get into the accent nail trend that first took off over a year ago.  It took me even longer to get into crackles, and I’m still on the fence about that one too.  So when I first saw girls doing this on nail blogs and tumblr I thought it was dumb, until I saw one nail blog that had it so perfectly done that it actually looked like real newspaper on someones nails.  I had to try it out and filmed the whole process.

For those of you who don’t want to watch the video, then you’re going to need a few supplies …


1. Rubbing alcohol and cotton balls

2. Newspaper, cut in small sections

3.  A manicure, already done with a top coat


Basically you soak the cotton balls in rubbing alcohol, then take a small cut strip of newspaper and place the text on top of your nail.  Then, apply the soaked cotton ball over the newspaper over the nail and hold it there for about 15 seconds.  When you take the cotton ball and newspaper off, there should be reverse text on your nail! Do this to all your nails and then apply your favorite top coat to seal on the backwards text!


left hand, with large letters on my thumb and ring fingers
I realize my typed instructions suck so please watch the video.  The visual is easier to learn from then typed instructions.  But what do you guys think? Has anyone else tried rocking newspaper nails?

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