Newsprint nails

Looking for something unusual and cool to change up your usual manicure this weekend?

Try newsprint nails!

If you’re already adept at giving yourself an at-home mani, newsprint nails are a simple way to spice up your usual routine.

If you’re still learning, don’t worry! Newsprint nails are easy to achieve and can even mask some common self-mani blunders.

Step 1: Gather your materials

You’ll need:

  • your favourite pale – but opaque – nail polish (I used my favourite non-neutral neutral, OPI’s discontinued Done Out In Deco)
  • a top coat (I used Essie)
  • 10 strips of newspaper large enough to cover your nails
  • some alcohol, like vodka, in a cup. By cup, I mean shotglass – less mess and less wasted liquid courage. Learn from my mistakes here, friends!

Step 2: Paint your nails with two coats of your chosen polish

Step 3: Dip each dried nail in alcohol and immediately apply the newspaper strips


Step 4: Slowly peel off the newspaper to reveal your newsprint nails. Be careful not to smudge!

Step 5: Brush on a topcoat & let it dry completely.

Step 6: Admire your snazzy new nails! (OK, it’s not a real step, but you’re going to want to. I promise.)

Thanks to @Madalinaa for the link to Passion Nail Art’s cool trick!