I was browsing at the mall recently (this was prior to the roof collapsing and much of the mall flooding…) and saw a nail art set that caught my eye. It was the Typography 4-piece nail polish set by THE NEW BLACK. The set includes a nail polish, a top coat, a transfer solution and a typography roll. The set comes in two colors, the Times Late Edition and Weekly Journal. The cost of the set at both Sephora and Nordstrom is $16.
My first thought when I realized what THE NEW BLACK had put into a nail art set was wow, newspaper print nails have finally hit the mainstream. And then I realized how utterly ridiculous it was to charge $16 for a manicure that could literally be done at home for next to nothing.
Well over a year ago I did a newspaper print manicure but didn’t include an actual tutorial in my post. Due to the fact that companies are now producing newspaper print manicure sets and charging absurd amounts for it I decided it was time to revisit the manicure and include a how to.
For a list of supplies and step by step instructions on how to do a newspaper print manicure at home check below the jump!
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- Rubbing alcohol
- Nail polish color of your choice. I used petites COLOR FEVER Vintage Gray.
- A top coat
- Newspaper cut into small pieces.
- Paint all your nails with your base color and let it dry completely. It is very important that the nail polish is completely dry.
- Working with one nail at a time, soak a piece of newspaper in rubbing alcohol and place the newspaper print side down on the nail. Press the newspaper into the nail and hold for 10 seconds or so. Slowly peel the newspaper away from the nail. Think of this step as using a temporary tattoo on the nail.
- Give the newspaper print a couple of minutes to dry on the nail and then apply your top coat. This is where I tend to fail when it comes to this manicure. I don’t wait long enough to apply my top coat!
And that’s it! Super simple and nowhere near $16.
I’d love to hear what you think about this nail art and if you think you’ll give it a try!