Read All About It!

12 Apr

I’ve wanted to try a newspaper mani for ages, since seeing this YouTube vid when looking for ideas for the 31 Day Nail Challenge!

I started with a couple of coats of Barry M nude.

Barry M - Nude basecoat

Barry M – Nude basecoat

Once that had dried completely I dipped my finger in vodka! I know, you’re thinking “whaaaaat!? Did she just say vodka?”. Yup, vodka! As soon as you take your nail out you put a strip of newspaper, print down, on the nail, press firmly (without moving it around), leave for 20-30 seconds then remove. You then have to leave the print to dry for a few minutes before putting a very thin layer of top coat on gently to prevent smudging. You can apply a final layer of top coat to finish it off! I used Sally Hansen Double Duty, followed by a thick coat of China Glaze Fast Forward top coat.

I’m not sure how I feel about this mani, I feel like it’s missing something! Maybe its because I don’t usually go for nude colours! I think I might try adding a coloured French tip or some stamps to it tomorrow to try and liven it up a bit!

Overall I’m happy with how this turned out but think it’s more of a base for additional nail art!

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One Response to “Read All About It!”

  1. Catherine Dream October 17, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    I never go for nudes either, but the newspaper printing has been stuck in my head for a while now…
    🙂

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