Pinterest post inspired business newspaper nails

15 Jun

I saw these handsome looking nails a while ago on image and idea sharing site; ‘Pinterest‘. 

The process is very simple, and consists of a solid base coat of nail varnish – preferably a nude or similarly timid colour. This is in order for the newsprint to reach its full impact. I used a middle eastern paper that my dad had bought back from Dubai only a few weeks ago.

To ensure the newsprint imprints on to your nail beds you should cut out small squares or circles (depending on your nail shape) of paper and place them on your alcohol soaked nails, I used a tenacious Jamaican rum called ‘Wray & Nephew‘, or if you have vodka that should suffice. Leave the small scrap of newsprint on your nail bed until it has completely dried up. Peel off the paper and apply a top coat of clear nail varnish to secure the deal.

In my personal experience, it’s a really fiddly procedure and if you have  little or no patience then this is probably not the project for you.

An alternative to this, is to soak in the summer festival vibes and create a ‘groovy’ swirl design on your nails. You can watch a tutorial of this amazing nail trend here.


2 Responses to “Pinterest post inspired business newspaper nails”

  1. littlenursey June 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm #



  1. SO wish I could have these nails « Little Nursey - June 16, 2011

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