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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Newspaper Nails with Born Pretty Store Decals

    
     Raise your hand if you want to see some nail art today! Did I get anybody to raise their hand? You'll have to let me know in the comments if you did. Today I have for you a manicure featuring another technique I've been wanting to try for a while now. The Newspaper nail.
     I actually found a kit from The New Black on clearance at TJ Maxx that was meant for this exact technique. Of course, I snatched it up because I'm all about making nail art easier.


     Let me just save you the money right now and tell you not to buy it. It's a gimmick that actually adds extra steps. Take that transfer solution for example. You're supposed to apply it to your nails, place the newspaper on your nail while it's still wet, Apply another layer of the solution on top and then place a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol on top of that.  Umm, excuse me? Who has time for all of that!

     I did use the base color provided in the kit because it has that old worn out paper look that I was going for. I hate to say it but I'm not entirely sure what the name of that color is. The label on the bottom is printed really small. I think it's called Gold Grenade.

     After letting that dry completely I dipped each finger in rubbing alcohol and pressed sections of newspaper onto the nail. This turned out to be a little trickier than I had expected since the paper wanted to stick to my fingers more than the nail and moved a little as I tried to evenly disperse the pressure. But here is my finished result.

newspaper-nails-manicure

     Not bad but a little plain, and remember that  old worn out paper feel I mentioned earlier? I really like the look of vintage manicures and decided that some flowers would complete my look.

Floral-newspaper-nails

     This was my first time using water decals. These are #G065 from Born Pretty Store. Apparently, the directions weren't exactly as clear as I needed them to be. I put the first one on backward! So off to Youtube I went to see what I did wrong. Can I just say Thank God for Youtube and all the nail art vloggers out there! They sure have saved me on more than one occasion. 



     I'm really happy with how this all came together. It has that vintage feel that I was going for. I lucked out that the colors of the flowers played nicely with my base color.

     Have you had good luck with water decals? I'd love to hear about your experiences good or bad. If you'd like to purchase these exact decals you can follow the direct link here G065 and use code LAUNX31 to get 10% off your order. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!






28 comments :

  1. I really like the added flower decals! I've never done a newspaper print or decal mani actually, but I like how yours looks!

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    1. Thank you! Ive had these decals sitting around for a long time! I felt that I really needed to use them and they seemd to fit with this manicure. I have a lot more decals sitting here that need some loving so They should be making appearences on the blog soon.

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  2. This is fantastic! I love newspaper nails and the flowers are a nice touch :)

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    1. Thanks! I cant believe I put off trying bothof these for so long.

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  3. The floral decals to the newspaper nails adds such a cute touch to them.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. They really seem to work well together and that little pop of pink saves it from being too drab. At least thats how I feel. lol

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  4. I've never tried the newspaper mani out before, but I LOVE the floral decals with this, what a great touch!! And yes, I totally raised my hand :P

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    1. Yay someone raised their hand! That just made my day. =)

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  5. I tired this for real one time and it actually worked. I love the floral decals added on, as well. Great touch of fancy!! I may need to break out this technique again and add some gold flecks or something. You inspired me :)

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    1. Awe that is the nicest compliment anyone could give me! Thank you =)

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  6. I am a fan of decals, I love the way you used them here! Too bad the kit didn't seem worth it. Your nails look great though!

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    1. Thanks! The kit is just stuff you really dont need. All you need is nail polish, pieces of newspaper and rubbing alcohol. At least it was on clearance so I dont feel too bad about wasted money.

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  7. I love how these turned out! I've never tried the newspaper technique before but yours turned out so cool looking!

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    1. Thank you. I twas actually pretty easy after I realized that my nail needed to be a bit wetter to keep the newspaper in place.

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  8. I think that the floral decals really made this mani pop! I love using decals (and I actually have those exact ones untried!) and once you get used to them, they are pretty easy to work with. OMG...I have tried the newspaper technique and it wouldn't work at all! I still don't know what I was doing wrong. Yours transferred quite nicely!

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    1. Thanks. I actually watched the cutepolish video on youtube before starting with the newspaper part. It was pretty simple but helps me to be sure I knew what I was doing.

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  9. They have some cute kits! I love the addition of the floral to this!

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    1. Thank you. I think the flowers were the finishing touch. Otherwise it felt incomplete to me.

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  10. Holy smokes! I love it with the addition of the flowers! Such a neat mani!

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    1. Thank you. The flowers really made this manicure I think.

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  11. This is such a fun technique! Great mani :)

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    1. Thank you. I know its not the most popular nail look out there right now, but Ive always wanted to try it.

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  12. I love newspaper print manis! Unfortunately I attempted it like 4 times and never got the paper to transfer :(

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    1. Oh no! That stinks. I actually watched a tutorial on it by cutepolish befroe starting to make sure I knew all the steps. I was tempted to topcaot my base color before transfering the ink, but I have a feeling it wouldnt work too well that way. Since the top coat is so slick and smooth.

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  13. I think this looks great! And thanks for the tips, I haven't yet attempted this technique.

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    1. I know its not the most popular technique out there but it's one I've always wanted to try. And it was kind of fun to do!

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  14. Your nails look so pretty :)
    Such a romantic mani!

    xx julia

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    1. Thank you! It really turned out like I wanted it to and that makes me very happy!

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