ModCloth contacted me and asked me to pick a dress and create some nail art that is inspired by it. There were too many to choose from, so I stuck with what I know best – newsprint. It inspired me to do a newsprint mani.

start spreading the mews dress by  modcloth

The newspaper mani is really quite easy to do. I’ve included a quick tutorial below.

The dress is the Start Sprading the Mews dress, and it retails for $69.99. Anyone who wishes to buy it for me is welcome to do so. I wear a size large.

So, here is the quick tutorial – it’s much simpler than it looks.

newspaper manicure tutorial

  1. Paint on a base coat and two layers of color.  I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Sheer Bliss.
  2. With a matte black polish, I added a french tip.
  3. Cut out clippings of newsprint about two inches wide and one inch tall, dip them in the alcohol, and apply across the nail using tweezers.
  4. Press down in the center and roll. Keep pressure on it for about 10 seconds. Don’t let the paper slide around.
  5. Finish up with a top coat of your choice – I used Sally Hansen Satin Glam in Crystalline.

The only thing that you need to do here is your base/color coats and the newsprint. There are plenty of options for underneath your newsprint, including light gray, pale pink, linen, just about any light color will work beautifully. Remember a top coat (either clear or fancy) to keep your mani lasting as long as possible.


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