Monday, October 28, 2013

Bordered Newspaper Nails

Happy Monday everyone!

I almost didn't post these nails today, but I'm actually starting to like them the more that I look at them. 

For today's mani, I created bordered newspaper nails. If you follow me on Instagram, I bought OPI's My Vampire is Buff and I thought it would be the perfect color to go with newspaper nails.

I wish I did a better job with the newspaper part though. I thought it would be pretty easy to transfer the newspaper onto the nail, but I had some difficulty with that part.


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Before you do these nails, you'll want to grab some newspaper and cut it up into small squares and you'll need rubbing alcohol as well. If you don't have alcohol, you can use water to transfer the ink onto the polish. I tried both and found that the alcohol works better.

For these nails, I painted three coats of OPI's My Vampire is Buff. Then, I put some rubbing alcohol in a cup and placed the newspaper into the alcohol. After the newspaper is wet, I firmly pressed the newspaper onto the nail for 10-20 seconds and slowly took it off. 

Next, with a detail brush, I created the border with Sinful Colors Black on Black.

Finally, I topped it off with NYC'S Matte Me Crazy for a matte look.

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This was my first time doing newspaper nails, but I think they came out okay. I had to press on the newspaper a couple of times as you can see, but I think it gives the mani an unique look.

What do you think of this design? Have you done newspaper nails before?

Until next time!

9 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I think your newspaper design came out great. Having the letters overlap does give it a unique and interesting look. I really like the black border you added too. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Oh thank you very much! I'm glad you liked the overlap because I was most worried about it lol.

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  2. they are great, different than typical newspaper nails.

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  3. This's so awesome!
    I did newspaper nails before but they look so much better with borders:(
    Great idea!:)

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    1. Sorry, borders:) not sad face:)

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    2. Thank you! Glad you like them ^^.

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