Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Friday + Tutorial

I first saw this d.i.y. nail tutorial on Bust and had to share for those who like to be creatively stylish.

No one seems to know where the original idea came from (other than Kaylia Fisher's tumblr - linked above). Anyway, basically you just cut squares of newspaper a little larger than your nail. Paint a base coat. When completely dry, soak nails in alcohol. Then press the newsprint squares on nails and slowly peel off. Finally, add a clear top coat to seal it. So simple, but I think you could come up with some really cool effects.

Hope everyone has a relaxing and creative weekend!!


  1. Wow. That looks so neat! I love nail art so this is really inspiring and seems pretty easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I bite my nails, so I can't use that trick, but I like it.

    And Yippie - for another Bust reader.

  3. Aw, this is something I would do if:

    1. Soaking my nail in alcohol didn't sound so aggressive,and
    2. My nails weren't so unfortunately short.
    Lulu Gray ;)

    It's a fantastic tutorial, and super cool technique. I may actually give it a try one day... at least once!

  4. I saw this someone and wondered how they did it! Thanks so much for sharing - I'm going to try it!


  5. Eeeep! That looks awesome. I need to try that, stat! Thanks for the heads up. Seriously cool.

    Myriam from Myriad of Mischief
    ♥ ♥ ♥

  6. This looks so so awesome. Shame no one knows where the original idea is from - sch is the life of such things on the internet I guess. I would love to try this but I *know* I'm mess it up!

  7. This is an awesome idea!
    Thanks for the inspiration... off to play! :)

  8. Cool idea! I love words so much I may decide to give it a try.

  9. this is so cool! i am definitely going to try it out.


  10. fell in love with these nails. very original idea, great post:) xoxo

  11. i am so going to have to try this, it looks so frikin cool!

    How long do the nails have to soak for, could I maybe paint the alcohol on so it doesn't dry out my cuticles?