Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Newspaper Nails

Here is my attempt at one of the latest nail art trends, newspaper nails! As a student journalist, this seemed a more than fitting choice when pondering what to do next with my nails.
I’ll quickly walk you though the steps to achieve this look:
  • Firstly, you need to choose a pale nail varnish shade that your newspaper print will sit boldly upon.  
  • Now, paint your first nail with your chosen varnish and allow to dry. 
  • Once dry, immerse the entire nail into an alcoholic spirit - I used vodka. 
  • Taking a torn square of newspaper, press the print firmly against your nail and do not move for a good 20 to 30 seconds. This should ensure the print transfers quite boldly onto your nail.
  • Finally, peel the paper away and paint with a clear top coat varnish, then move onto your next nail.
You may have seen this nail art on other blogs, telling you to paint all your nails initially and then apply the newspaper. However, I found my one by one method more effective after having to start over on a few of my nails where the print had not transferred too vibrantly. It seems if you press the newspaper onto the nail just as the varnish has set then the print transfers better.
Have a go yourselves, I’d love to see how they turn out! 


  1. I love this! I'm going to try it out ^^

  2. this is so cool I've never seen this before! I'm scared the newspaper would get stuck to my nail though :|
    I'm a student journalist too!:)

    1. haha it won't get stuck, go for it! x

  3. ahhhhh i've just found your blog, totally going to follow after I have read this post. this is the coolest thing ever!!! so going to do it! xo