Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nail Art Tutorial: News on Nails

Happy first day of September!!!  One month to go and I can't wait to have a vacation!  I'll be seeing my gorgeous Blogger Friends soon!!! (you girls know who you are *group hugs!!!*)

To start off the month, I will be posting a nail art tutorial that can't get any simpler!  You can even challenge your kids to do this (not that I recommend polish application to kids) but you know what I mean!  It's FUN to do!

Newspaper art is not an original of mine, I learned this trick via internet and I've seen a couple of the girls have done it!  Thanks to all the girls who shared this trick on YouTube and Blogs!  Sharing is definitely beautiful!

Keep in mind that the newspaper art doesn't have to be perfect, it's even better if you can choose different font styles.  That way, you get a more "dramatically old" newspaper on your nails.

News on Nails
AMW Style

Step 1:
Apply base coat to protect your nails from yellowing.  Paint your base polish.  I chose a color closest to a newspaper.  Polished used: Essie Playa Del Platinum.



Before you proceed, keep in mind that the base polish SHOULD BE completely dry before you start preparing the things needed to create this art!

Newspaper
Since we're all about beauty here, I got an old page of Fashion & Beauty from The Philippine Star.  Not that it makes a difference as you won't be able to read the words anyway upon transfer!  But it's the thought that counts! :)


Cut them into rectangular shape like the ones below.
I randomly cut fonts with regular letter and bold ones.

Fill a small dish with rubbing alcohol
Step 2:
Once your base polish is dry, dip each finger into the alcohol for approximately 5-10 seconds.


Step 3:
Take a piece of pre-cut newspaper and quickly stick it on your nail, apply with pressure and try not to move the tiny piece of newspaper.  Press the center, then firmly press the sides for at least 10 seconds.


Step 4:
Gently peel the newspaper and the ink will be transferred onto your nails. 


Step 5:
Immediately apply a top coat to prevent the ink from smudging.  If you do not have top coat, you can use a clear polish! 

Tip:
If some of the ink gets transferred to the sides of the fingers, feel free to clean it with a cotton bud with polish remover.

Voila! Don't I look smart with this art? :P
I plan to do another version with Chinese Newspaper!!! :)

Come on, you would at least want to try this right?
If you cave in and decided to do this art, I'd love to see a shot of the final look!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

46 comments:

  1. will definitely try this.!!! Thank you so much for this nail tutorial.!!! <3
    -Alexis xoxo
    belladolcealexis.blogspot.com

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  2. wow! seems like rubbing alcohol works for U! I've tried a lot of time but it doesn't works for me :(

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  3. so cool!!!!! i think using a chinese newspaper would be so cool XD

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  4. Wow! It's super, super creative! Cool and cute too!

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  5. This is so interesting! You might find me trying to figure out what's written on each nail if we were beside each other!!! This is just so cool Nikki and I'm glad u shared how you did em.

    You make it all look so fun and easy! I'll try to do this later when I get home, haha!

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  6. Yey Finally! Newspaper nails! Thanks Nikki!

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  7. This is very innovative! If only I am gifted with long lush nails like yours. I really want to try this. :)

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  8. wow nice idea dear, same with Maria Kristela hope I have long nails like your I'll try that too :)

    Glenn of Gencified

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  9. Love it.....Great tutorial....Haba na ng to try nail art ko.....Thanks.

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  10. I tried this before and it was super fun. i used a japanese paper from the hotel :p

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  11. Very cute! I really need to try this too.

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  12. OH MAH GOD! im going to try this one :D
    thank u for sharing :">
    http://amz88.blogspot.com/

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  13. great tip nikki! this is something i can definitely do!

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  14. such a simple idea yet genius i tell you! ganda sis pramis! magaya nga minsan hehe!

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  15. nice! ang dali lang pala niyan, hihihi...thanks for sharing!

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  16. You can try it with comics! It'll be colorful and cute. :)

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  17. I tried this once but it came out so messy! So you mean I have to put the topcoat IMMEDIATELY after removing the newspaper to prevent it from smudging? I tried putting a topcoat after a few minutes when I first tried it and it smudged :(

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  18. I tried this a couple of months ago and it turned out quite messy for me. The print didn't stick so well--although I didn't use newsprint. I printed my favorite lyrics on a paper and used that :3.

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  19. that's creative and nice design! by the way, is there any other alternative for the rubbing alcohol?

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  20. This is just too cool for school! Really Nice.

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  21. i love the effect, it's classy yet edgy

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  22. i will try this one..thank you poh!

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  23. @Alexis Thanks too for reading this tutorial :)

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  24. @Anastacia Agree with Trixie of Nailfiled, vodka is next to try! :)

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  25. @Hannah Yup! i just can't find one when I started this nail art design, probably redo this again in the future!

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  26. @Valeriecabance Thanks dear, I want to thank whoever who invented this!

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  27. @MariaKristela Girl! you can do this even with short nails!!!! Go ahead!!!

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  28. @Glenn Encinares Girl, go ahead! this is the easiest to do for any nail length :)

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  29. @cheannetoday Start with the simplest then you'll slowly get addicted to more :D

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  30. @Kumiko Mae Great idea! :) Different languages would be so cool!

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  31. @gio Can't wait to see your version Gio! :)

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  32. @Crystal hehehe finally! i'm glad people find it easier and simpler :D

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  33. @MereMakeupManiac Go na! gayahin mo na! i'm sure you can do it even better!

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  34. @Issa When I do simple nail art design, naaalala kita coz you told me you like the simpler ones :D

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  35. @Ishee True! I have thought of that with plain white background :)

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  36. @Kari Maybe if it messes up, try to put the topcoat several minutes more after you do this! Maybe your base is still wet? Make sure your base is COMPLETELY DRY! :)

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  37. @thebooksandlooks Maybe the ink you printed out is still too wet so it has a tendency to get really messy? Keep trying girl :)

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  38. @Trinie Beh Vodka! or Water, if you're lucky this may work with just plain distilled water :D

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  39. @salmoncat Agree I even wanted to put a spring on the left side to look like "notebook" but I thought just to leave it simple as that :)

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