Thursday, 12 April 2012

Newspaper Nails!

Okay, so I imagine a lot of you can agree with me when I say money is rather tight at the moment - right?

Well, I've recently seen the 'Newspaper Nails' come to life again, so I thought I'd try them out. I think it's worked fantastically! It's a great, quick & easy way to add some individuality to your nails, at a great price! Everyone has old nail polishes somewhere, whether its a colour you use a lot but want to jazz it up, or a colour you're not to keen on. It works brilliantly either way!  

Here's a Tutorial on how you can create this fantastic look! 

You will need: 

- Nail Polish.
- Top Coat.
- Alcohol ( A Spirit or Rubbing Alcohol) 
- 1O cut up Newspaper pieces. 

- Nail Varnish Remover & Cotton Pads. 

.... now lets be honest, we all have these somewhere in our house! 

Step One. 
 Cleanse your nails, free of any polish or grit. 

Step Two. 

Paint your nails your desired colour. Personally I think a varnish with out glitter works best! 

Step Three. 
Dip your nail into the Alcohol for a few seconds, covering all of the nail!
(Making sure the Nail Polish was dry before hand!!)

Step Four. 
Place the Newspaper cutting over your nail, making sure to cover the whole of the nail & press firmly for 30 seconds, making sure not to move the paper. 

Step Five. 

Peel back and reveal your creation! 

Continue to do the rest of your nails using the same technique.  

Finish by covering with your favorite top coat & cleaning up around your nails with cotton wool & nail varnish remover & you're set to go!! 

How brilliant?! 

You can vary the colour polish and you're never going to have the same print again.

Let me know how you got on with this, any advantages/disadvantages? 


  1. this is such an awesome thing! I had never even heard of it..then again I don't paint my nails that often - i have four jobs :/ anyways love the blog. which part of kent are you from? I was born in gravesend and we lived erith. We moved when i was young but we still go down there to see friends :) xx

  2. I know right, proper easy and quick to do too!
    Let me know if you find the time to try it out!
    I'm from Isle Of Sheppey. :-) xx

  3. I really like newspaper nails, nice and easy to do and look really quirky :) xxx

    1. I thought they'd be really hard to do at first, was surprised at how easily done! :-)

  4. This is amazing! What sort of thing can you use for the alcohol/spirit? Can you use white spirit? I am dying to try this out! Great post <3
    Zoe xoxo

    1. Thanks! :-)
      I'm not too sure if surgical spirit would work. I suppose if you've got some lying about you could give it a go, make sure you let me know! I used vodka to do this. I know you can get something called 'Rubbing Spirit' which works in the same way. Good luck & let me know how it goes!

  5. I mean surgical spirit not white spirit! haha.. sorry, have no idea what I'm on about!
    Zoe xoxo


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