Newspaper Nails

Newspaper Nails Hi, again! I found the latest updo! It was something super cute and thought that I would share it! So these are newspaper nails. You are going to need the following supplies:


-any colored nail polish (preferably white)

-rubbing alcohol or mouthwash

-cotton buds

-clear top coat


You want to start off by painting your nails white. You can work with another color too, but white usually looks the best. Make sure they are completely dry before moving on to the next step.

Take your newspaper and cut out a little portion bigger than your nail. Rest it on top of your nail. Take your cotton bud and dip it in your alcohol or mouthwash. This is the part that I messed up on. My rubbing alcohol wasn’t strong enough but I tried everything. I even dipped the newspaper in the liquid! So, you want to make sure your rubbing alcohol is strong. Though, I prefer mouthwash with the alcohol in it. Some people like to dip their nail in the liquid, but I wouldn’t do that. It’s bad for your nails. Instead, take your dipped cotton bud and press on top of the newspaper. Press on the nail and add more of needed.

Wait for about 15 seconds of pressing and peel it off. The ink will have transferred! You can finish it off with a shiny topcoat or matte topcoat – whatever you’d like! You can add your own flair too! Such as, studs, gems, glitter, french tips, etc… I don’t like to add flair for this particular design because it gets a tad overdone. Though, matte with french tips does sound nice…

Anyway, finish it off and you have super cute vintage nails! Thanks, and don’t forget to comment!



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. missgreensheep
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 20:40:16

    I really like it! Moreover, newspaper is greek!


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