• a small glass of rubbing alcohol or vodka
  • 10 strips of newspaper (bigger than your nails)
  • LIGHT nailpolish. white, clear, light pink, etc. anything LIGHT


  • dip your nails in the alcohol for a while so the whole nail is wet
  • press a strip of the newspaper on your nail and hold firmly for 30 seconds. do NOT move the strip, keep it firm
  • go over with a clear coat so it’ll last


Tanya said...

LOVE this!!! Feel like stealing the idea right now, but am too lazy to do the manicure...we should do a newsprint manicure party.

mjohnstone said...

oh my gosh i just saw this post and the nails are so cool!did they ruin you nails underneath?

Alan Summers said...

So much more interesting than the glitzy manicures. Very cool.

I sent this to my wife as we both love anything with words. ;-)

A really good technical photograph by the way. As it wasn't credited I presume the photographer was Jen Jordan?

Very impressive.

mjohnstone asks a good question, will it ruin the nails if this is done regularly? I guess the newspaper print will eventually blacken the nails if done more than once.


Alan Summers said...

Apologies Jen, I was so impressed with this discovery of a site I didn't check who ran it.

If it's okay, I've clicked follow this site.

It really is impressive, and quite incredible.

Alan, With Words