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Jul
10
2012

Here’s a nail design idea that word lovers should especially love.  Particularly if you’re in the mood to try something completely different on your fingernails, newspaper nails may be perfect for you.  Newsprint nails are easy to achieve, and they could be a good conversation-starter.

 

What you’ll need:

 

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  • A pastel, white, or cream-colored nail polish
  • Clear top coat fingernail polish
  • Newspaper print
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • A small container for the rubbing alcohol

How to apply newsprint nails:

 

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  1. Begin by cutting out 10 sections of newspaper print in small strips.  The size doesn’t need to be precise except that each piece should be a bit larger than the fingernail it’s applied to.
  2. Pour rubbing alcohol into the dish, enough that your fingernails can submerge into the alcohol.
  3. Paint your fingernails with the light-colored base coat.  Allow it to dry fully.
  4. Dip a fingernail into the rubbing alcohol.
  5. Press a strip of newspaper firmly onto the fingernail.  Hold it securely in place for at least 30 seconds.
  6. Peel off the newspaper very slowly and with care.  The words from the newspaper print should now be on your fingernail.
  7. Repeat the process for all of your fingernails, taking care to ensure that the words face the same direction on each finger.
  8. Apply a clear protective top coat.
  9. Be sure to moisturize your fingernails and cuticles regularly, since the rubbing alcohol you use for the print nails can dry them out.

You’re bound to love your awesome fingerprint nails.  Enjoy!

 

 

By Stevie McHugh

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posted by Jenna  /   29 comments
Jul
03
2012

This summer, get ready for some really hip nail art that we featured sometime in Feb. NEWSPRINT NAILS are still trendy this summer!

1. Get a manicure and choose a light color so the newsprint will stand out. Make sure that the polish is completely dry before starting the next step.

2. Dip your nails in alcohol and wait for about 5 seconds.

3. Press the newsprint on your nails firmly for about 20 seconds (darker print is best).

4. Take off the newsprint slowly to avoid smudges.

5. Wait for about a minute for the print to completely dry before applying the top coat (to seal the print).

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Newsprint nails are great on nude nail polish. Go for slightly darker hues and be a hit among street style fashion mavens.

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Getting ready for the beach? Why not try some summer colors and newsprint?

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Have fun trying this nail art this summer! For a complete tutorial on how to do these nails, click here.

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