Friday, 3 June 2011

Newspaper nails - TUTORIAL

Hi,
Today I'll show you a very easy to do cute manicure.
Here's what you need: a newspaper, rubbing alcohol, tweezers and
of course, some nail polish.

Firstly, apply a nude base color on your nails. I used 2 coats of Essie-Topless&Barefoot.
Cut 10 pieces of newspaper.

Take a piece of newspaper with the tweezers and put it in the rubbing alcohol.

Then, apply it on your nail. Push it for about 5-10 seconds.

Peel it off and here's what you get:

Don't forget to apply a top coat after you peel the paper or else it will erase.
I chose a glittery top coat from Flormar, but a clear one is good, too.
This is it! Your manicure it done.

What do you think?


70 comments:

jaljen said...

I love it. But what is 'rubbing alcohol' and where do you get it?

Elizabeth said...

hehe i was about to ask what is rubbing alcohol too!! x

Elizabeth said...

according to google...

Isopropyl alcohol, available from most chemists x

maRyya said...

Rubbing alcohol is the alcohol used for disinfection, the alcohol used by doctors.

Nill said...

fica muito linda,
e essa técnica é super fácil de fazer,
adorei...

Beiijinhos

Anja said...

Great idea!!

NailNewbie said...

I think polish thinner would work too, it's the same stuff more or less.

Jessofpal said...

it reminds me of some of h.naoto's early designs. All you would need would be a black tip and maybe some red polish splatter. Very cool.

Sonia said...

This is simply awesome.Love it.

Anokhi said...

Great tutorial! ;DDD
I will try to perform such nails ;}

Keri said...

omg. genious.. going to do this!

Maartje said...

How cool, a newspaper on your nails!

rebelsheart said...

Okay, that's a bit different

Freshie said...

Too fun! I would have never thought to use a glitter topcoat, it really gives it another dimension. I've been wanting to do this and even more now that I see your mani!

arni said...

thanks for this cool tutorial!! i"ll try this soon

♥ Claire ♥ said...

What a cute idea :) I'll be trying this out

Elaine said...

I shall try this. CUTE. <3

soresilient said...

That's o creative. I never would have thought of it.

baobeimonv said...

Wow~This so special!!I wanna try this but dont know can success or not~haha

A Polished Touch said...

I have been planning on doing this for a few months - looks great! (Following.)

Nydaoni said...

great! I must try it

Minuit said...

wow that is great! going to try it now x3

Kati said...

Thank you for the tutorial!
Great idea and so pretty simple to do...

Minnie said...

Wooow!! This is so clever and so cute!! I love the colour you used too:D Thank you for sharing;D

HaDa said...

This is too cute.I wanna try it!=)

*Eva* said...

I <3 it!!!

Ami said...

Love it!

Joanne J said...

Wow, I love this! Never heard of newspaper nails before!

crazyjkix said...

I'm wanting to try this really soon! I did see a tutorial last night (on some French site, I don't know what the name is because none of it is in English so I didn't notice!) I saw that she dipped her FINGER in the alcohol and not the paper. It seemed to work better. Maybe I'll try it both ways! Thanks for posting this :)

Princess Cupcake said...

That's the coolest idea! Very original.

Sasha said...

I think that is so cool! I'd love to try it. Thanks for the tutorial pics.

Melissa said...

I love this look and one of these days I am going to try it. www.shineandpolishment.blogspot.com

Meagan said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I have always wondered how to do this!

Azumarile said...

I would definitely do this! So simple to do but with a very cute outcome!

Judi said...

I've been looking for something to do with paper. Thank you for this. I will try this next time I paint my nails.

My sister loved your Pink Summer Nails by the way.

MartianDelights said...

Would have never thought of doing that, it's quite cool !

Nunanna said...

Great idea! I think I´ll try it some day.

Adrianna said...

I do it and nails came up great. Really helpful tip, now I know what to do with old newspaper

oksana said...

What a great idea! Looks so chic! Definetely would try to do it by myself too!

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Honey_lili said...

This is so pretty ! I love it, really original. I'm gonna try to do this mani.

TheDoliouse said...

Omg, I love this mani! ;>

Midnite Echo said...
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Midnite Echo said...

This is really cute, what a great idea... I really can't wait to try this... but I have my 4th of July nails right now... I am so impatient, I wanna go try it right now! I'm telling you, as soon as the clock hit 12:01AM on July 5th, off with red, white, blue mani, and on with newspaper mani. :P

Really I love your manis, especially the summer nails, french-hearted mani, and most recently your birthday mani. But I am just beginning so I will stick with the simpler ones like this one looks. I can't wait until I'm experienced enough to try them.

Kayono said...

I have been thinking about trying this kind of mani for a while now... seeing it again really makes me want to start right now xD But it will have to wait for a little bit. :P

NailsByCourteney said...

this really inspires me to do a mani like this. i have seen this around, but never knew how to do it! Thanks!

Definitely Addicted said...

This has got to be one of the coolest manicure ideas ever! It's on my 'to-do' list!

Manicure Addict said...

thanks for posting a how to, this is one i have to do very soon!!

Saba said...

oh, this is an amazing idea! and it looks pretty easy too!

octopus818 said...

I've seen other tutorials for this, but I love your addition of the sparkly top coat! So pretty!

Camy said...

wow, ce interesant!

Tinny said...

love the effect!

Anita said...

This is too awesome, gonna do this for school cuz there's so much to write! XD

Rux. said...

I have tried myself this metod...I love her!

krystena09 said...

I've been wanting to try this for a few weeks now. I think it's so cool and different.

Kitty-kat said...

I'll definitely try this!
Thanks for the tutorial! :D

KayJay said...

This is a great tutorial...I've added this to my list of things to try!

Nailstyle said...

This is a very cool look - thanks for the tutorial. Next on my list of things to try!

Wendy said...

can't wait to try this one.

sahar awan said...

very innovative i must say

iriequests said...

Going to try this one forsure!!

nienna said...

Just tried this and my nails turned out fantastic! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Maria Jones said...

It was ok at first but I'm going to try it again so I can get better at it...

Laura Strasswimmer said...

It's going onto my skin but not so much my nails :/

ramonadaniela_22 said...

Wow! this is nice, i love it!!! <3 i`m going to try it too!

Melanie Mann said...

I just love this look and can't wait to try it! Great post - ty!

Sofia Araújo said...

I've been wandering how that effect is done! Thanks for the tips :)

Sonya Parks said...

I have tried this, but the print will not go on my nail. Do you think it has something to do with the fact that I don't use "fresh" newspapers?

Sedna said...

♥♥♥ Ohh I can't wait to try this!!!
I'm a bookworm: it's perfect for me (●ꈍ ◡ ꈍ●)

Carla Allio said...

It's super easy! And really cute :)

Patrice Celine said...

great idea!! I'll try it soon :)

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