As Monday's go this has been a good one so far, especially because I've been playing with nail polish:)
I honestly don't know where my obsession with nail polish came from but it is what it is.
So today I tried my hand at "newsprinting." I've been wanting to try this for a while and today I finally did it!
Honestly it was semi-successful.
Anyway, here are some steps along with some helpful hints about what to do and NOT to do:)
Things you'll need:
- a light neutral or nude nail polish
- polish topcoat
- rubbing alcohol (I've heard vodka works too)
For my polish I chose Skull and Glossbones from OPI's Pirates of the Caribbean Collection, as well as an OPI top coat.
First things first: Polish your nails and let them dry. This may seem to go without saying but hey, ya never know.
Next you will soak each finger in the alcohol for several seconds.
Immediately after soaking the finger, place a strip of newspaper of the nail while it is still wet and apply some pressure.
Yet again, this is another step that I could have done better. The newspaper I used was like 2 1/2 months old. I recommend a recently printed newspaper.
Lessons Learned: just like in cooking, fresh ingredients are key.
Finally just peal the strip of newspaper off and seal it with a top coat and you've got cute, print covered nails!
Overall I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out. Old ingredients and everything;)
I will definitely be trying this technique again!