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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Words


Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is "Words." I decided to recreate one of my earliest manis... Newspaper nails using the crossword solutions! I accidentally made one of my nails slanted but I decided to just go with it and make them all slanted lol


I struggled a bit to get this technique to work even though I did it a few years ago haha. You can see the Sudoku on my right hand is much lighter... This was the practice hand! On my accent nail I have Finger Paints You're So Antsy. 


I have some tutorials linked in my original post but here's a brief how-to:

1. Paint your base color and apply top coat. Make sure your base color is completely dry. I painted my base the night before.

2. Cut newspaper into strips slightly bigger than your nail

3. Pour a little bit of Isopropyl rubbing alcohol 70% USP into a small dish and soak your piece of newspaper in it for 15 seconds. (I heard vodka and almond extract also work but I haven't tried those).

4. Quickly place the newspaper on your nail and press firmly for 20 seconds. I pressed with my red Konad stamper and it worked much better than pressing with my finger.

5. Then just peel off, clean up, top coat :)

My base polish is from Cosmetic Arts but unfortunately is unlabeled :( it's a really nice light grey. My other greys look a bit brown next to this one... This one leans very slightly blue. Formula was amazing especially for such a light color. It covered in one coat on some nails, the others needed a second coat but just barely. If you come across this in a discount store I highly recommend it! Since these polishes didn't come with shade labels I decided to nickname them myself so I can remember them all instead of having 50+ unnamed polishes. I nicknamed this one "Grace." I'm really enjoying naming my polishes... I'm definitely less annoyed about them being unlabeled now haha. Please let me know if you can identify the polish! 

And just for fun... I was playing around in Photoshop and decided to flip my picture so the writing isn't backwards anymore hehe 



Don't forget to show the other Twinsies some love!


Sharon at Behind Green Eyes 
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Claire at Kerruticles
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas

22 comments:

  1. That looks amazing!! I used the same alcohol but I soaked my nail, not my paper........next time I'll get it right! :)

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    1. Thanks Sharon! Ya a bunch of tutorials I looked at said to dip your nail in alcohol but I could only get a little bit to transfer that way

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  2. I use my right hand for practice too! Left hand: perfection, right hand: disaster! lol

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    1. Hehe ya... And then I usually cover my right hand with glitter

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  3. Wow...these are amazing...awesome job

    --Sony
    http://nailscontext.blogspot.com/

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  4. Your newspaper nails looks great! I haven't done one of these in a very long time. I like that you didn't go for the transitional newspaper nails but went and used the crossword puzzle of it.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Yeah I thought the crossword solutions looked more interesting especially with the blacked out squares

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  5. awwww this is amazing! i used to love this thecnique, so simple and so flattering. the idea of crosswords for this is just genious!

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    1. thanks! i want to try comics next but i think my nails might be too small

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  6. Cool mani and I like that glitter too :-D

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  7. I know how hard is to use this technique, so I find your mani perfectly done and I like the idea a lot!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I think I got the hang of it now haha :)

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  8. I LOVE that you used the crossword puzzle!

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  9. It looks great! I haven't tried this yet.

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  10. What a great idea to do a crossword puzzle - fab! Before I owned any rubbing alcohol, I used to use vodka and it works just fine :)

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