Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Week - Day 6

Hi there!

I've wanted to try a newspaper manicure ever since I knew they were possible. This was my first attempt...

My Valentine's nails painted with Julep - Brigitte.
Newspaper manicure stamped with Bundle Monster plate BM02.

If you want to recreate this design, follow these simple steps...

Step 1: Paint your nails white. I painted 2 coats of Brigitte.
Step 2: Cut out strips of newspaper just large enough to cover your fingernails.
Step 3: Pour rubbing alcohol in a small dish.
Step 4: Dip 1 finger into the dish long enough to ensure the fingernail is wet.
Step 5: Remove your finger from the dish and press a newspaper strip face down onto your nail for 8-10 seconds.
Step 6: Remove the newspaper strip and apply a top coat to seal the text.
Step 7: Repeat steps 4-6 on the rest of your nails.
Step 8: Choose an accent finger or 2 and stamp a kiss design. Apply more top coat to the stamped nails.

It reminds me of a love letter  Will you be trying this design?

Have yourself a happy Valentine's Day if you celebrate! If not, happy Tuesday :-)

Until next time...

(Brigitte was kindly provided by Julep for me to play with)


  1. This is awesome! Great way to combine techniques! x

  2. looks cute. I´m gonna try it!

  3. thats is soo adorable I would of never thought of that Gonna have to try this now

  4. Thank you everyone :) If ya try this design, post a link... I'd love to see it!

  5. I love this look, it's so cute. I've never tired a newspaper manicure before but I might try something like this! Very cool.

  6. Hey I featured this picture and a link to your blog in my latest post :)
    Hope you like it and follow back?
    Sarah x



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