Friday, April 20, 2012

Newspaper Nails

Welcome to my blog!  I have been debating for quite some time about doing this.  I don't consider myself the best at painting my nails but I have come a long way and I love nail polish!  For this manicure, I used China Glaze Dance Baby from the Electropop collection and newspaper.  I went through my pile of newspapers and cut out QR codes.  I got the inspiration from this video.  This was a little messy as I ended up with newspaper print all over my hands.  I did my best to clean it up.  It was harder than I thought to get all the print on the nail but this was my first time trying this out.   Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for taking a look!  

This is was a QR code looks like.  Sometimes they can be smaller or bigger.

After painting a coat of Dance Baby and letting it dry completely, I dipped my individual fingers in rubbing alcohol and immediately applied one of the QR code cut outs and applied pressure for a about 10 seconds.

This was my right hand which I think turned out better than my left (which is odd as I am right handed).

My left hand.  Kind of sloppy but maybe its due to my starting on this hand?  Also you can see the black ink around my cuticles.  My ring finger turned out pretty decent though! 

A close up of my thumb.  

Let me know what you think!  I am new to this whole blogging business but I figured I got to start somewhere!  


  1. This looks so great! I will definitely be trying it soon!

    1. Thanks so much! I'd love to see a pic of it when you do.

  2. Great idea! I like how it almost looks like the insides of a robot! Next time you try it, see if it would work over a grey or matte silver! :o)