I finally tackled one of those cute nail techniques that have been popping up all over Pinterest! This one actually came from Rachael Ray magazine:
Here’s how I did it, step by step:
- Clear Top Coat
- Clear or light neutral polish
- Newspaper or magazine
- Rubbing Alcohol
Step 1: Start with clean, dry nails.
Step 2: Cut out pieces from magazine or newspaper in the general size and shape of your nail.
Step 3: Paint nails with clear top coat and let dry.
Step 3: Paint with neutral color (if you’re using it) and let dry. Find something to amuse yourself while they dry, like I did.
Step 4: Dip a finger into the rubbing alcohol. Press the newsprint onto your wet fingernail and hold it in place for several seconds.
Step 5: Gently peel the newsprint off of your nail, being careful not to smudge. You may have to press and peel several times to get it to stick.
Step 6: Repeat with all of your nails.
Ta-Da! The picture isn’t great, and the newsprint turned out a little wonky, but all in all I like it:
I’d suggest trying it with newspaper. I used a magazine, but I think that the ink from a newspaper would transfer better.