Just a quick post tonight with some (very) old photos and a tutorial I made a while ago. I really like the look that this creates, and it's very simple to do!
Here is my most recent attempt at the newspaper nails that I was sporting for the Castle season 4 finale last Monday; (my Caskett 'shipper heart is still going crazy). Since Castle is a writer, I thought this would be appropriate. Unfortunately, it turned out worse than my previous two attempts, and I was left very disappointed.
|2 coats Seche Vite|
Base is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'White On'. I didn't really like this as a base for this one; I found it a bit stark and at times I was getting flashbacks of elementary school when people used to paint white-out on their nails. *Shudder*. I wish I had something closer to "My Boyfriend Scales Walls' from the OPI Spiderman Collection. I feel like that colour would have been better underwear for this.
I used regular newsprint for most of the nails, but on my thumb I cut out letters to spell "CASTLE, always". Because of the ink not wanting to transfer this time, it was impossible to read in person. Grrr.
On to the tutorial! Please keep in mind that this was my first-ever tutorial, and was made quite a few months ago when my nails and cuticles were in a cringe-worthy state.
I hope that was easy enough to understand. Excuse the font and the... cats.
I think it didn't work the most recent time because I used a different, higher-quality newspaper and the ink was of better quality and therefore wouldn't transfer as easily.
Once again, I would like to apologize for the state of my nails and cuticles in the following photos. For your own safety, I advise you don't enlarge these. Seriously.
That's some nice chipping right there. And below, you'll see the mother of all air bubbles.
As for what I have on my nails right now? I got back home relatively late last night from dance competition, but couldn't bear to have naked nails for one more day so I quickly put on Orly 'Oui'. This one was a birthday present from my sister, and I haven't worn it in a while and forgot how pretty it is. Purple and gold duochrome with LOTS of shimmer/microglitter!
|3 coats 'Oui' with 2 coats Seche Vite|
If you have any pointers or questions about the tutorial, or if you'd like to see more tutorials, please leave a comment. I love reading comments!