Today's DIY project is simple and sure to fill you with vainglory. I present: Newspaper Nails!
|Pic and tutorial (if you habla francais) from La Passion du Nail Art|
You're going to need: a newspaper, a pair of scissors, a neutral shade of nail polish, a base coat and top coat, some alcohol (I used vodka), and a small bowl
Prep work: Cut out 10 strips of newspaper which contain text that are about 2 inches square. Then fill your shallow bowl with enough alcohol so that you can submerge your finger.
Step 1: Paint your nails, but leave off the top coat. Allow the nail polish to dry.
|I use Sand Tropez by Essie|
|Hold paper firmly in place so that the text doesn't blur|
|Another shot of my paper-holding technique|
|Peeling the paper off slooooowly is the key!|
Ugh! I messed up! Now what? If you're unhappy with the results, say if the text smudged, then it's a pretty easy do-over. Dab a cotton swab with nail polish remover and gently swipe the nail. With a light touch the newspaper print should come off and the base color nail polish should stay on. Repaint the nail, if desired, then try again when the nail is dry. You'll be a pro at this in no time!
|Don't sweat about the newspaper text bleeding onto your skin, that's an easy fix|
I always get some ink on or around my fingers. Just go ahead and paint the top coat and when you're satisfied that the top coat has set, then you'll find that the ink stains come out of the skin easily with a good scrubbing and your beautiful nails remain!