July 10, 2011
My husband was just looking over my shoulder and I told him I was wearing JewelMint rings in this pic (imagine that, lol). He informed me that you can see my entire reflection in the silver ring – you can see all of me, squatting and holding out my arm to take the pic lol. Then he told me I was just like the naked man selling a tea kettle on Ebay lolololol. Never heard about that guy, but I can only imagine hahha.
Back to it – by very popular demand, I’m very excited to bring you a newspaper manicure! My friend Trina did an outfit of the day video a few months ago showcasing her newspaper nails and I’ve been wanting to try it ever since. Three reader requests later (thanks Erin, Ashley, and Michi), I finally went for it! I’m so excited that you all think of me when you have fun manicure ideas and love that you take the time to share!
This manicure is so easy – you really don’t need manicure skills or a steady hand for this one. Paint your nails in the color of your choice, one that will contrast nicely against the newspaper print will work best, and let it dry completely! I used Color Club’s Who Are You Wearing because it is a super light grayish nude, which reminded me of a print stained white newspaper. Next, dip each finger one at a time in rubbing alcohol, and for nearly 30 seconds, press a piece of newspaper against your nails firmly. Remove the paper and top the design off with a thick layer of top coat, painting carefully so that you do not smear the design.
I love love love that Trina didn’t use just any ol print – she used print from an Almond Cheesecake recipe featured in her local paper. I used the horoscopes – Capricorn for myself and Leo for my husband – hopefully we’re compatible lol. I got an email from one of my lovely readers Ashley and she had other fun tips such as picking out a variety of fun and funky fonts. She found it better to use freshly printed newspaper, as the print will come out much darker. She also said that shiny or color ads will not work. Thanks so much for the tips Ashley (I wrote you back, hopefully you got my email).
So what do you think of the newspaper manicure? Is this something you would try?
Update – Bunnie’s Newspaper Manicure
I love love love when I find out you all are attempting my manis! I love feedback from you all so much!
@bunniexoxo just tweeted me her quick trial of this manicure and I love it! She used a Korean newspaper and the different color polish is too fun! She definitely took the newspaper manicure to the next level! Thanks so much for sharing Bunnie! I love it!