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Friday, November 23, 2012

NOTD: Newsprint Nails with a Bubblegummy Twist

Hello, my dears. A couple of months ago, I joined a nail art contest. The theme was 'Newsworthy Nails,' and here's what I came up with.


About a year ago, I posted a *tutorial* on how to transfer newspaper print onto the nails. 


This time, I decided to use a different base color to spice things up.

Nails of the day with Etude House Dear My Blooming Nails #4 and Look at my Cotton Candy Nails in CGR702, Caronia nail polish in First Crush and Sassy nail polish in Rainbow Glitter.


Bubblegum colors! :)


So sorry for the messy cuticles. I was in a hurry because I was trying to catch the sunlight. If I had known that the deadline of the entry submission was going to be moved to two weeks later, I could have submitted a better, cleaner entry. Lesson learned: Don't rush contest entries again. HAHA. Oh, and don't mind the newspaper background. That was one of the entry requirements :)

Instead of the regular neutral color, I chose to use a gradient as base. 


Gradients are the only nail designs I'm good at doing. Haha.


I added the newsprint then topped everything off with glitters.


I think it would've been fine even without the glitters. I shouldn't have used a glitter top coat anymore. Oh well. The glitters added more 'twist' to the design, anyway :)

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And that's it for my bubblegum newsprint nails. I should use the blue-purple-pink color combination more often! Oh, and by the way, I didn't win the contest. But it's ok. I'll do better next time! :)

33 comments:

  1. Aya, how do you maintain the length of your nails? Mine break everytime I try to grow them.

    http://michellemagramo.blogspot.com/

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  2. They're so adorable Aya! I loooveeet! :)

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  3. Oh these are super cute! I've only ever seen just the plain newspaper look. I like that you added color to it.

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  4. Thank you! Yeah, I wanted to spice things up :D

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  5. Mine breaks too. I just trim and file regularly :)

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  6. this is super pretty aya! love the colours! :D

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  7. Aya! You're getting super good at this na!!! I love your recent entries to bits and pieces. Super creative!!! I don't even mind the messy cuticles. It's worse when I do it :D

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  8. ang cute aya!!! i will try to do something like this soon :D

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  9. Thanks, Hazel! Yey, go go go :D

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  10. Aww thanks, Mich! I'm so glad you do! Watching YT tutorials sure helped a lot! :D

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  11. Thanks, Sugar! I should use the color combo more often :D

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  12. how did you put the newsprint? ang cute! galing mo nga sa gradient :) magamit nga yung luma kung sponge para sa gradient :)

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  13. OMGGGGGGGGGGGG aya this is by far my absolute favorite favorite nail tutorial i've ever seen you do!! your nails are sooooooooo so cute!!! i love the bubblegum colors!


    www.lisalovescoco.blogspot.com

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  14. I have a tutorial for it. Link's in the post :) Thanks, Eyah! See you later!

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  15. Aww thank you so much, Lisa!!! :D

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  16. cheeneezcool18.blogspot.comNovember 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    owww I love this one aya.anyway it's indeed my first time on your blog. I've saw you one of the events i've went but sadly doesn't have a chance to talk with you personally :( Anyway i'm looking forward to see you again to events.nice post!!!

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  17. amazing nails!! omg i wanna learn them!!! :D i envy you!!

    Rovie
    The Bargain Doll
    :)

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  18. Love the pastel bubblegum shades! Did you win the contest? I think you deserve to! :D

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  19. You nail design looks amazing! I want to have that too but I don't think I have the patience to do it. =)

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  20. OMG! I love it!



    I used to go to salon to get nail art, as I cannot do it on my own. I tried that newspaper print design but I failed. I might come back to this blog to learn more about nail art/polish tricks ;)

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  21. wow.. ang galing ah! thanks sa tutorial!

    http://orangegarnet.blogspot.com/

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  22. Super pretty!!! You're really talented with nail art hun!

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  23. Thank you too for reading! :D

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  24. yey! Thank you! I have a newspaper nails tutorial here somewhere. :)

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  25. Thank you! I found sponging too time-consuming before as well but now I actually enjoy doing it! And it's not as time-consuming now as it was before. Hihi

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  26. Yey! I didn't win, though. But it's ok. Still happy with what I came up with :)

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  27. Thank you, Rovie! Sponging is easy lang :D

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  28. Hi, dear! Sorry for the super late reply to your comment ah! Hehe next time you see me, come say hi! I'd love to meet you!!! Thank you for dropping by my blog :D

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  29. i love the color combos!!! hahahaha same tayo I'm great doing gradient effect with the help of sponge :) i think i saw cutepolish tutorial on this news paper thing.. cool diba ..

    nice post.. :)

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Thanks for reading! I will reply to you as soon as I can :)