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Sunday, October 2, 2011

NOTD and Tutorial: Newspaper Nails

Hi hi hi, everyone! I just wanna show you my nails this week.


I've always wanted to try out newspaper nail art. I was finally able to try it last week and I enjoyed doing it so much! At first I didn't get it to work but I got the hang of it after a few attempts.


Nails of the day with Caress nail polish in Attraction and some newspaper ;]


Read on to know how to do this cool and simple nail art! :)

So to do this you will need the following.


You will need alcohol, cut-out pieces of newspaper, a small container or cup, and your base nail polish.

Steps:
  1. Apply your favorite base coat to protect your nails.
  2. Apply your base color. It's best if you use a light solid color so that the newspaper ink will show up clearly.
  3. Fill the container with alcohol and dip the newspaper piece into it for a few seconds.
  4. Dip your nail into the alcohol for a few seconds.
  5. Place the newspaper piece on your nail, face-down. Press firmly in a rolling motion for a few seconds. (IMPORANT: Don't leave the newspaper on your nail for too long or else the paper will get stuck on your nails.)
  6. If you get some paper stuck on your nail, just rub it of GENTLY with water or alcohol. Don't rub hardly or the ink will come off. It's still best, though, to avoid this from happening because rubbing the paper off will cause the ink to fade.
  7. Apply top coat to make sure that the ink will not rub-off. (IMPORTANT: Let the ink dry for a few minutes before applying top coat to keep the ink from smudging.)

So as you can see, there's some paper on my nails and so I had to rub it off, making the ink fade a bit.


And when I applied top coat, some of the ink also smudged off.


Well, practice makes perfect, right? So I'm gonna do this again, maybe on a different base color too, and hope that it'll come out better :)

So... have you tried this before? What's your favorite base color? :)

55 comments:

  1. will try this soon. very neat, aya! :D

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  2. Thanks Gellie! Lemme know when you do :)

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  3. SO TEMPTED TO DO THIS.... thanks for the tutorial :)

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  4. Kaye Monique GonzalesOctober 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Love this tutorial, thanks! I'm your new follower! :))

    xx,
    Kaye
    http://kmoniquegonzales.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love these nail arts ^^ they're soo cute and simple <33

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  6. when i tried this too, the ink smudged when i applied top coat.. haven't tried it again.. maybe i will.. thanks for posting sis.

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  7. Thank your for reading and following Kaye! Glad you like the tutorial :)

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  8. Thank you! Simple is all I can do. Hihi

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  9. Kainis no? But I'll try it again and hopefully this time di na magssmudge :)

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  10. i saw this somewhere before, too lazy to try it out on myself but I did it on one of my friends'...i used Chanel Vernis Khaki Vert on her nails :))

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  11. This is cute, mala-harry potter ang dating.

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  12. i so want to do this lolz but no one reads newspaper here at home XD i might do this for next weekend, you and askmewhats done it nuh huhu :P 

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  13. thank you for sharing!! I will try it soon :)

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  14. This is a fantastic tutorial! I've seen other blog posts on this look, but no one I've come across actually did a step by step tutorial! Thank you for sharing! I've been wanting to try this nail art.

    P.S-- I have a giveaway going on & I hope you'll join! :) Just thought I'd spread the word.

    Have a great day, lovely! <3

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  15. I love using this technique! So simple and looks great. 

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  16. Ooooh, yeah it does! Will try that next time :D

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  17. Haha yeah, I can see what you mean :D

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  18. Try it dear and lemme know when you do, k? :D

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  19. I do too! I just have to be careful not to press TOO firmly to avoid the paper getting stuck on my nails :]

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  20. Yey, hope you enjoy doing it:D

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  21. wow.. nice! will try this soon.. :) I'm still shaping up my nails kc ampanget.. huhu :(

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  22. i think you did a good job! thanks for the tut aya dear! :D

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  23. You're gonna enjoy doing this for sure :D

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  24. Yey yey yey. Thanks SUGAAAAAAAAR :D

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  25. My fave base color under newsprint nails? FUCHSIA! It looks really cool!

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  26. Oooh that sounds nice! I'll try that sometime too :)

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  27. so cute! matches your header too! :P

    "I'm giving away a giant shopper from Paisley Clothing! Check my blog for details!"

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  28. sure thing im so gonna try hehe ;D

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  29. SimonesfashionclosetOctober 3, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    wow I love those DIY newspaper nails! I have to try this on my own! :) 

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  30. Oh you're right, it does! Hihi

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  31. Yey! I'm sure you're going to enjoy doing it :D

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  32. this is so cool aya! I hope i can do mine as neat as yours :D

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  33. I just love the newspaper nails look.  It's so unique.  I like doing something that no one else is really doing.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  34. Agree. How else are we gonna stand out? :)

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  35. Thanks dear! I'm sure you'll do great :)

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  36. Pak!!! o ha... matte ang finish niya. This is the only nail art na ginawa kong madali sa talang buhay ko... 

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  37. Trisha SanvictoresOctober 4, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    This is really cool! 

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  38. wow ang galing!!! hope i can try that too ^^

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  39. hello again aya, I have awards for you:
    http://nisachan-nisachan.blogspot.com/2011/10/beauty-tag-7-facts-about-me-blogger.html

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  40. Thanks dear! Reading now :D

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  41. omg i love yer nails....

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  42. Nice! I wanna try this too. I'm just thinking how to do it on my toenails! :P

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  43. Thanks dear! :D Glad you like em :)

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  44. Hahaha! Now that would be interesting to watch :P

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  45. Definitely have to try this soon :D

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  46. Yey looking forward to see pics! :D

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  47. Paige Seven BautistaDecember 9, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Great! I saw a similar kind of tutorial on Tumblr a few months ago. I tried it several times, but failed. :( 

    I think the tutorial lacked some details because it just instructed me to place the newspaper on top of my painted nails and dab alcohol on it. Reading this, I think I know where I went wrong. I'll try doing this again soon! Thanks! :D

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  48. hahaha..nice to see your comment here paige!!

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