Hi loves! Another Friday, I can't believe how fast this week past by. It might have something to do with the day off on Monday and Tuesday ;-). Did you get through your week alright? Any weekend plans?
Todat I am showing you newspaper nails! There are various ways to achieve this look and to make it easy and have all stuff available at once, The New Black created a set that holds everything to do the nailart. This is The New Black Weekly Journal. There are 3 Typography sets available, the difference is in the color of the base and maybe (not sure) in the newspaper sheets too.
So, here's how it works: you paint your basecolor (I used 2 coats, it applied okay, bit streaky at first but fully opaque and even on the second) and you let it dry. Let it dry some more. Use the transfer solution and wet your nail with it (it is very liquid and will evaporate so don't worry about spilling a bit) and press down a piece of the newspaper on the wet nail. Use a cotton ball to hold the paper in place, wait a bit and remove the paper.
I myself had some issues with the paper getting stuck at my nail, is this because I didn't let the base dry properly? It didn't smudge or anything, there was just some paper stuck to it.
The newspaper design went on my thumb, index and ringfinger, I dotted my middle and pinky with a dotting tool. I didn't use the topcoat from the set, I always use Essence Better Than Gel Top Sealer. It didn't smudge the design at all.
Did you ever try newspaper nails? And did you use a set like this or just the DIY version with rubbing alcohol?