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I saw a tutorial on YouTube one day for something I never tried before so I decided to give it a whirl & see what happened.
It was my first time, so please don’t judge me too harshly! lol But, I think they still look pretty great anyway.
I’m usually a nail-painter and usually have my talons decked out in pretty trendy shades, but this was another level which I had never really thought of let alone aspired to.
Newspaper print nails.
What you need:
1: a light colour nail polish. I used #03 by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear (light pinky white colour). I thought the white would look too harsh on my brown skin and this colour still has the newspaper effect without the super high contrast.
2: top coat/quick sealer. I used Orly’s Sealon topcoat.
4: rubbing alcohol.
5: ten strips of newspaper. Preferably the sections with really bad political articles (insert Rob Ford joke here). It makes you feel like you accomplished something, trust me.
1: give your nails 2 coats of colour. Let dry.
2: DO NOT PUT ON A TOP COAT. Once a top coat is on, the newspaper does not stick as well.
3: dip the newspaper strip in the rubbing alcohol & gently place it on the nail, holding it down firmly & pressing over the entire nail. Let dry thoroughly.
4: put on the top coat, thickly and gently. If the coat is thin, you will drag the newspaper writing off the nail (like I did on a few of them). Let dry. Repeat.
5: clean off your extremely dirty newspapery inky looking fingers. I skipped this step in the photos I took, but I did it afterwards 🙂
6. feel sexy, studious, and like you just took a bite out of politics’ ass.
What do you guys think?
It’s not bad for my first time, right?
Today I’m trying out the Ardene nail polish. I have no clue what colour it is since it’s not on the bottle but it’s like a teal, dark aqua type colour. I wanted to see how it compares to the big brands (OPI, ESSIE, China Glaze, etc) in terms of wear & tear, especially if it wears great I might just become a huge supporter seeing as I grabbed it at 5 bottles for $10.00. So cheap! and the colours were really bright and fun too! so… let’s see what happens.
I started with my base coat as I do with every polish, (I use Nutra Nail’s Triple Power nail strengthener), then 2 coats of the polish, then my top coat (Rimmel’s 60 seconds clear coat, since I have a life & never have the patience to let my nails dry for very long). And voila! let’s see how well it wears…