A few weeks ago I shared in this post that I learned how to do this amazing thing called "newspaper nails." Since I love words, and reading, and books, it has inevitably become my favorite manicure. Want to learn the how-to?
First, gather your supplies. You will need white nail polish, newspaper, rubbing alcohol, and clear shiny polish for the top coat.
Step one: Grab some newspaper and cut it into pieces big enough to cover your nails. You can even find specific words you want and spell things, though the letters do show up backwards.
Step two: Paint your nails white. A light beige or other similar colors should work fine, too. Make sure your nails are completely dry before moving on to the next step!
Step three: Dip a piece of newspaper into the rubbing alcohol and saturate them well. I pour a little into the bottle's cap and dip the pieces in that way.
Step four: Press the bit of newspaper on your fingernail hard for about three seconds and peel it off. I find that pressing down hard helps the words to come off darker, but you don't want to leave the paper on too long because the alcohol will cause your nail polish to smear.
Step five: Top coat time! Paint on a generous layer of shiny polish to protect your design.
Now admire your creation; and try not to chip your nails the first day like I all-too-often do.