NEWSPAPER NAILS

Posted on July 13, 2011

One of the lovely visual merchandisers on Topshop.com came in with the most amazing-looking nails today! They were so cool, we had to take a snap and ask her how she did it. Apparently, this can work with anything so expect to see all kinds of nail art soon.

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Here's how to create the look:

1) Paint your nails with base coat and then a light colour. If you want something subdued, we think Cyclone could look great, or if you fancy something bright, Bees Knees or Parma Violet would also work.

2) Cut out ten pieces of newspaper big enough to cover each one of your nails.

3) Pour a tiny bit of surgical spirit into an old dish and then dip your fingers in it, one at a time, so that the your whole nail is submerged.

4) Place one of your newspaper cuttings text side down on top of your nail. You may want to use tweezers if you don't have steady hands!

5) Hold it down for a few seconds so the writing transfers onto your nail and then peel it off. And then repeat for every nail!  

5) Add a coat of clear nail varnish to keep it there for longer.

And that's it. So easy! If you have any other nifty ideas, be sure to send them our way!

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Amazing! I will definitely be trying this out xx


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Hate to show up any fellow blondes but whats surgical spirit? and where can you get it?


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That is awesome! I did this for a friend and she got so many compliments- my turn :)


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could it work if u had tinie tiny pictures ??? x


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Can i use normal spirit instead of like surgical spirit.


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What’s surgical spirit? :/ thanks :)


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these are so cool, I posted about them a while back too :)http://makemeupkia.blogspot.com/2011/01/newspaper-nails.html


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Can you use rubbing alcohol?


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Can you use anything other than surgical spirit?


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tryed this the nail varnish stuck to the paper but it still looked great


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These are amazing!! I will have to try this out :)


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vodka works too


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surgical spirit is called rubbing alcohol in america for the girls confused.


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I’ve done this a couple times before and;
you can use alcohol:)
and surgical spirit is just basically for cleaning things – like piercings:)


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Hi-How would you use a red color polish would the black letters work off of computer paper?

Love,

George :)


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hi. you can use alcohol. i used vodka and it works.
pics abit blurry but yeah http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrizaja/5306029433/in/photostream


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I just did this and it looks amazing. I’m going to do it for a wedding I’m going to later in the year.


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yeah i’ve seen this on tumblr before. i know that you can use vodka as the spirit lol


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WOAHHH!

I am going to literally run home from work to do this. Picking up a base coat and a newspaper en route I must add.

FANTASTIC.
XX, ALICE

FASHION & CIRCUS
http://www.fashionandcircus.blogspot.com


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This is amazing, I’m definitely going to try it!

xoxo


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I just used nail polish remover, guys :) Just anything with alcohol in, really! Mine are a bit messy only because I rushed and didn’t take my time peeling them off but yeah. They still look awesome! :D


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You can also do it with photocopies. Also, if you use acetone (nail polish remover) on the photocopies you can transfer them to fabric, then hot iron them to re-set onto the fabric. Obviously acetone wouldn’t work on nails – the polish would come off!!


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wow this looks cool and i want to try it! :)


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Oh dear! What a lot of trouble to get such messy looking nails. Don’t think I’ll bother.


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i like this post.what a creative thought. really it works or not.?
but Very interesting! I will definitely keep these in mind! Thanks!


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if u come frm a place lyk gujarat where alcohol s completely banned (dats means no rubbing alcohol or vodka) n gettng surgical spirit is lil difficult den here s way USE DEO INSTEAD :)
i tried n it worke ;)


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this is so awesome! definitely trying it.


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you can use nail polish remover:)!


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ooh i might try this with a local arabic paper for a fancy effect! (live in dubai)


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I used antibacterial hand gel. Works amazingly


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its so awesome , just tried it with nail varnish remover it just took the nail varnish off!! but i dipped the news paper in the acetone nail varnish remover and put it on my nails, :)


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Omy, I LOVE IT! Done one hand so far, onto the next one. :)


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Ehm.. WOW??? I want to have like that. xx http://thestylecat.blogspot.com


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guys: surgical spirit is also known as rubbing alcohol in Canada, and if its not I tried rubbing alcohol and it works just as well :)


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ooft that is sooo cool <3


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it works amazingly well with mouth wash that contains alcohol! xoxo


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I dipped the newspaper in nail varnish remover rather than dipping your nail in. The nail varnish remover world well, however the newspaper must be soaked and when you peel it off it has to be dry. It came out furry, but with a coat of clear looked fine. Good luck!:)


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Just a tip, magazine paper transfers much quicker than newspaper, you just need to hold it steady!


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I just use nail polish remover, guys:) Just something with alcohol in it, really! Mine is a little messy just because I fell and did not take my time to remove it, but yes. They still look awesome!


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Awesome! I will definitely be trying this later :)


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Will deffo be trying these ut as soon as my watermelon nails have chipped! <3


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Surgical Spirit is the same as rubbing alcohol guys haha its the uk name for it


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This is so awesome! I just tried it and it looks incredible. I wonder if it works with pictures…? maybe that’s how katy perry does hers


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oh vodka works instead of surgical spirit to!!


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i saw this and had to try it out – they’re a bit blurry as the paper kept getting stuck when i tried to peel it off though. any tips?


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yeah, I tried it a while back cause all my friends were into it.
Super easy, and’surgical spirit’? i don’t know what that is… Just use rubbing alcohol. Like the stuff you use to clean wounds.


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i really love this! i’ve tried it out twice now and as long as the background colour is COMPLETELY dry and you are very careful when peeling it off, it should work fine!
Also, if you try and use computer paper (e.g. if you try and print something off and use that) then it (probably) wont work. I tried it with mine and it didn’t work but that might be because i have particularly thick printer paper

Hope this helps :)


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Wow, amazing design, i want it haha :D thanks for sharing


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Hello! I just wish to give an enormous thumbs up for the nice info you’ve got right here on this post.


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so that the your whole nail is submerged.


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