Nail art has come a long way since the days of simply brushing on some basic nail polishcolor and changing it every few days. These days, designs can range from that very simple technique to the most intricately detailed designs applied with incredibly sophisticated tools. There are so many different ways to beautify your nails that figuring out just what you want to do can sometimes be overwhelming.
In the below video, however, from YouTuber cutepolish, there’s a super simple beauty hack that will have your friends checking out your nails and asking, “How did you do that?!”
All you need to do to get these amazing “newspaper nails” is start by applying a simple base coat that acts as protection for your nails.
Next, you’re going to paint your nails with a light grey color of nail polish, and then let them dry completely.
Now for the coolest part: transferring real newspaper print onto your nails! Grab some basic rubbing alcohol that you can get at any drug store or beauty supply store and pour some into a small container. Now just dip your nail into the rubbing alcohol for about 5 seconds.
After the 5 seconds is up, take out your finger and press a small piece of newspaper onto your nailfor around 15 seconds. Then just peel it off and the ink from the newspaper will remain on your nail!
Finally, finish off your nails with a top coat that gives the nail a beautiful shine and protects the newspaper transfer from rubbing off.