Thursday, 9 February 2012

Newspaper Nail Art

Hi beauties!
I discovered this marvy looking nail art on Dollybowbow a while ago and kept meaning to do a blogpost on it, so here I am having overcome my laziness and getting on to it! In my photos i'm wearing Nail Inc in Basil Street, which may seem pretty boring but i'm getting into the whole pastel neutral colours faze. Its beautiful nail art without looking tacky, its simple and effective, and heres what you need to do it..
  • A nail polish of your choice, i've used Nail Inc in Basil Street (pale colours work best)
  • 10 strips of newspaper
  • Rubbing alcohol or a spirit (I've used gin)
  • Top coat
  • A small pot or glass
1. Paint your nails in your chosen colour and leave to dry, (make sure they're properly dry, otherwise it won't work!)

2. Once your nails are dry, pour your alcohol into a small glass, dip a nail into the liquid, then take a piece of newspaper and hold it down onto the nail for about 20-30 seconds. Keep the paper still so the print doesn't smudge, then carefully peel away the paper.

3. Continue these steps on each nail, then finish by painting over your design with some top coat.

And there you have it! Have any of you got any nail art tutorials to share? I'd be more than interested to find out :-)
Thanks for reading! Lots of love,
The blonde one.


  1. I've been wanting to try this out for a while, love how you've used a different colour to white as a base. xx

  2. I've seen this on a few blogs and have been meaning to do it myself, can't believe you beat me to it ;-). I can't wear nail varnish to work, so it always stops me! xx

  3. Ahh, I've been wanting to try out this look for ages, but still haven't got around to it, definitely think you've inspired me to get going on it :) xx

  4. I nominated you for the Beauty-ful Blog Award, see my post about it to know what to do :)

  5. nice. xx

    p.s. I'm having a shoe giveaway if you'd like to check it out. :)

  6. Thanks for the idea! I know how i'll be occupied tomorrow!
    return the follow?:-) love your blog!

  7. love you're blog and I'm going to give this a shot tomorrow!
    return the follow?:-)

  8. sorry, I thought the first attempt fail, hahah


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