NAILS | Newspaper Nail Art #CBBxManiMonday

Life can have its disappointments - like this set of nails. Newspaper nails were a trend around 2012 and though they were on my list of things to try when I first started doing nail art and blogging, there was always something more interesting to try and now eight years later, in our month of "Experimentation" it felt like the perfect time to attempt. As you can see, this did not turn out like I had hoped and though I have my theories as to why, I don't love the results even at their best to try again... 

Newspaper Nail Art
 Purchased by me

As usual, I bombarded my brain with many YouTube videos of how to do this and almost all the videos either said to soak the nail itself in rubbing alcohol (70% or more) or the bits of newspaper themselves. I tried both methods on my nails and got the same results uneventful results so I am convinced that either my newspaper is not "newspapery" enough in terms of shedding black ink (which by the way, still got all over my skin) or I didn't press hard enough which may have been the case especially on the tips of my nails.

I was pressing the newspaper on my nail beds so hard that I know if I did it just as hard on the tips of my nails, that they would break and I didn't want to risk not having any nails to paint! If anyone has had better luck with Newspaper Nails let me know your tips and tricks because I was so confused why the technique just did not work for me!

Newspaper Nail Art

Have a great day everyone and be sure to check out: Renee, Trysh and Eithne's blog and social media channels for their "Experimental" manicures!

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