Hello Beauties, today I am feeling like a kid who missed her nursery/playschool and directly jumped to 1st Standard. When I started nail art after reading an ocean of articles/blogs/how to/tutorials I was blinded by images of Newspaper nail s esp when I read about Nail Art without tools.This developed a repulsive kina feeling for water marble and News Paper Nails. You know the overdose killed it.Lol.
But after over 2 years of my Nail journey, I stumbled upon Newspaper nails while doing ‘Nail That Technique’ Challenge. You know what I told about the right kind of challenges, they make you stand face to face with what you left or missed. And I am very glad to finally do my first News Paper nail art.
I used NYX Pastel Pistachio for the base. I totally love this polish and it couldn’t be more true to the name. It’s a lovely pistachio shade which is so creamy and glossy. Since I had just bought this polish few hours back and the inclination to use it was deeper.
I used the cuttings of daily newspaper for the print. I tried to pick up bolder prints. I knew it would be a little trickier to show news paper prints on a relatively dark/dull base than white. But I so wanted to go with this color. Also, I definitely wanted my newspaper nail art to be different from common bases that have been used mostly.
I dipped the newspaper cutting in Rubbing Alcohol / Surgerical Spirit for a few seconds. Then I picked up the cutting with a tweeser , allowed excess liquid to drip and placed them on my nails. I pressed them lightly for the prints to pass on the nails and then removed them.
On top of the printed nails I decided to do some freehand flowers. I have always loved the idea of vintage kind base and flowers on top. So I used acrylic paints to draw them. Then ofcourse finished them with my Seche Vite. Let me know what you think of my nails? If you do not want to draw the flowers you can absolutely chuck it. This is an absolute easy nail art which can be done in minutes without tools. So do try it.