How To: Magazine Print Nails
I am now officially in love with this look! It is so easy but looks so professional!
What you will need:
- Nail Polish (Pastel colours work best)
- 10 Strips of magazine/newspaper bigger than the nail
- Rubbing Alcohol/Vodka/Gin
- Top Coat
Paint your nails with your chosen colour, you can apply a base coat first, but I decided not to. I think pale/pastel colours work best for this because the lighter the nail the more the print will show up.
Cut your magazine/newspaper strips out. It works best if you can find articles with small print because you can fit more on your nails and it will look better. Tip: If you're on holiday in a foreign country pick up some magazines/newspapers from that country as the print will look even cooler!
Fill a glass/bowl with alcohol, a shot glass will do. Put your whole nail in there for 10 seconds and then take out.
Quickly apply a strip of newspaper to your nail, hold it down firmly for 30 seconds and don't move or the ink will smudge. I did some diagonally/upside down/ right way up for variety. Repeat with fresh strips of magazine/newspaper on the rest of your nails.
Here is the finished thing, with a top coat! The top coat makes it look even clearer and brighter. Any paper that is stuck to the nail can be removed with water.
Thanks for reading
Have you tried these nails?