Sunday, October 16, 2011

Super simple nails!!!

- Cut up pieces of your newspaper, just a little larger then your nail.
- Put rubbing alcohol (70% alcohol) in a small bowl, enough to dip your entire nail in.
- Paint your nails with a light, neutral color. Some do a grey-like color, I did a coffee/cappuccino color. (put as many coats as you would like, I did three/four)
- Once dry, dip your nail in the bowl of rubbing alcohol for about 10 seconds.
- Place the newspaper on the nail (the longer you hold it, the more ink shows up. 20 seconds - kind of faded, 30 - 50 seconds - more defined).
- Do that for all your nails, then put clear nail polish on top to set it all. If you don't do this, the ink of the newspaper will just fade away.


Sadie K said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :) Love these nails, I did them a while back and now I can't get them done without my puppy trying to eat all the bits of newspaper! :) xx

clairemaxwell said...

This is such an awesome idea. I'm totally doing this. Thanks for the tip!

ms.composure said...

um that is like the greatest idea i have seen all week!!! i am def gonna try this weekend! thanks for sharing! new follower!!