Wednesday, 3 August 2011
My purple newspaper nails!!
I have seen this look for nails quite a bit lately over blogs, and over youtube. It seems to be pretty popular lately so I decided to give it a go. I wanted to add my own spin on it so instead of using a white or grey nail polish like most people are doing, i decided to try a light purple colour. So this is how I achieved the look!!
First I applied my base coat. I used the Sally Hansens Hard as Nails nail hardener.
Then I took a small piece of newspaper (enough to cover my nail) like the piece above ^^ and soaked it in rubbing alcohol. I just poured some of the rubbing alcohol into the lid of the container and used that to dip the newspaper pieces in. Then once the newspaper was wet with alcohol, I gently placed it onto my nail and pressed it down for about 30 seconds. You don't have to leave it that long but I did just to help transfer the lettering darker. I wanted the writing to really stand out. Make sure your not letting the newspaper slip around on your nail, you want it to stay in one place.