Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chic n' Fresh #5

 It is time for Chic n' Fresh #5
and this week our theme is 
Newspaper nail design
To learn about my Chic n' Fresh series go 
 What girl doesn't like a little somethin somethin on her finger nails
Keeping it short, full of color
and a little design seems to be the trend right now
This is a style I am loving 
It is cheap, unique and so much fun

I get a lot of people asking me about my nails
So I thought i would share one of my favs

First of all I found the newspaper design  HERE

First off lets start out with what you will need:
1. clippers
2. nail polish remover
3. base coat (any color the print will show on)
I chose Essie's Fiji it is a light pink and I LOVE it
4. Clear top coat polish
5. Rubbing Alcohol
6. Cotton swabs
7. Newspaper

First you want to start with a clean nail
take your nail polish remover and clean them up
wash your hands and dry them
and trim them with your clippers to the desired length and shape

Then paint your nails
I did 2 coats 
 Some suggested Colors that would show the print are
white, any pastel color and Grey 

Once your nails are completely dry it is time for the next step
Poor a bit of rubbing alcohol into a container 
Dip each nail in the alcohol for about 5 seconds each

(Don't mind my horrible fingers They get to dry, ouchie and ugly)
Take a small piece of newspaper 
and press it firmly on your nail for a few seconds
and peel it off carefully

Then you will see that the ink for the newspaper
will be left behind 
It is so cool!!!

Apply a Clear top coat to your nails
This step is necessary so the ink will not rub off
And as a bonus it gives your nail a pretty shine 

Now that was Chic and Fresh
Perfect for any momma 
To feel and look beautiful 

This post is linked up to my parties HERE
and here

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Thank you for all your support and for reading
Remember to link up your fun projects HERE at my Party 
and stay tuned for some projects, more chic n' fresh 
and some pinterest loves


  1. I just found your blog! I love it! I also LOVE the newspaper nails! Great idea- I am going to try it! Stop by and say Hi! I am a new follower! I will link up my designs as well- look forward to getting to know you better! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Love this - really want to try it! Does anyone know the equivalent of 'rubbing alcohol' in the UK? x

  3. This is genius, my friend! You are super creative! Looks wonderful!

  4. That is amazing!! I had no idea you could do that with newspaper! I seriously am going to try it!!
    I totally love this series you are doing! Thanks for all the awesome tips!

  5. these are so fun! thanks for sharing totally gonna do it

  6. I have had a nail licence for 20 years and grew up watching my Mom cut hair in her salon. After design school and a kids now I am a blogger and have my own business. Dropped by from Shabby Creek and I am impressed with this idea. Thanks for sharing. My daughter and I will definitely try this one out!

  7. Found you from TT&J! Super cool idea!!! Have to try this, thanks for sharing!!! :)


  8. So cute! I've been wanting to try this for a while, just haven't gotten up the guts to buckle down and do it! That doesn't look so hard after all! I think I'll do it today! Thanks for sharing!

    Natalie from

    Your blog is adorable! Come check me out, too!

  9. How fun!! I am impressed you paint your nails then you add embellishments as well. So impressive. I can't remember the last time I painted my nails...I am talking YEARS!



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