A couple of months ago I saw a video on Cutepolish about Newspaper nails and thought it looked adorable! I decided I wanted to try this out after my water marble nails turned out better than expected.
I picked up rubbing alcohol and snagged yesterday’s Wall Street Journal from work. The only difference I made compared to the video was – instead of dunking my nail in rubbing alcohol, I dipped a cotton ball into a small cup of rubbing alcohol then held the cotton ball over the newspaper I placed on my nail.
I was pretty tired starting these so I rushed a bit. I used 2 coats of Zoya’s SnowWhite nail polish which was a bit streaky. It’s the first Zoya I’ve come across that just didn’t want to play. Waiting for each coat to dry was torture and I was growing sleepier. I ripped 10 small pieces of the Wall Street Journal placed them over each nail one at a time and pressed a wet cotton ball over the nail.
My thumb was first and its awful. There are 3 bald spots where i think the paper folded or something – but I failed at this. My next 3 nails came out so-so and my pinky, well I moved the paper a bit when I was putting the cotton ball on. Its not horrible but its not great… so I will be attempting this again when I am a little less tired.
At first I wasn’t going to post this fail of an attempt – but what the hell… I tried! I actually enjoy viewing blogs that post up stuff whether its good or bad! This allows me to add a “fail” tag. Hopefully at some point tomorrow I can do this again and have a successful attempt!
What I used:
- Zoya SnowWhite
- Newspaper (Wall Street Journal)
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Small cup
- Cotton Balls
- Armor Top Coat