Mani Monday: Back to school! Newspaper Nails!!

Sorry this post is a little late. I had a full day today with it being Labor day, and with getting the kids ready for their first day of school tomorrow! Speaking of school, that's the theme for this week's Mani Monday! I have already seen some of the manis my fellow nail polish addicts in our facebook group have done and they are awesome! I highly recommend you check out the group and feel free to join in with us! It's so fun! www.facebook.com/manimondays

I am not all that talented at nail art, so I had to think long and hard about what I wanted to do for the back to school theme. I decided I wanted my nails to look like they had been printed like a page of a book. I thought about stamping an image, but I am still not that great at stamping. So, finally, I landed on a mani that I haven't done in quite a while. Newspaper nails!

I started out with a base color. I used a shade of polish from sinful colors called Easy going. It's a really pretty baby pink creme finish polish that was opaque in two coats. It made the perfect base! It was completely opaque in two coats and is a lovely shade with my skin tone.

Next, I cut out small squares from a newspaper large enough to cover my nails.

When my nail polish was completely dry, I poured some rubbing alcohol into a shot glass.

I then proceeded to dip my nails, one at a time, into the rubbing alchohol and then immediately press a strip of newspaper on to the nail, causing the news print to transfer onto my nails. Simple as that. It gives an awesome printed look to the nails, no artistic talent necessary, so it's perfect for me! The last step is to apply a top coat to keep the print from rubbing off of the nails.

And voila! the perfect back to school nails! Super easy! Super cute!


Lu said...

I love this! I'm not artsy at all, but I love the newspaper print and had wondered how to do it! You make it sound so easy, I know I'll try it now! Thanks! ;)

Jessi said...

Thanks!! It's super easy, you should definitely give it a try!

Jen Brunett said...

Super cute!

Nail Polish Sleuth said...

I got to try this, great tutorial Jessi!


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