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2:26 PM Laura 3 Comments

Goood afternoon, fair citizens. My stomach is killing me. It's been hypersensitive ever since I had an appendectomy last year, so I'm trying to do as much as I can while moving as little as possible. At least this means I don't have to go to the gym!

Anyway, I can't remember where I first saw this mani idea, but I thought I'd give it a whirl. Anybody figured it out yet? The title ringing any bells?

It's a newsprint mani! I made my own little tutorial for you guys, aren't you special?

So here's everything you need. Rubbing alcohol, something to hold it in, clear nail polish, a base color (needs to be pastel so the newsprint will show up), scissors, and newspaper. I cut it into the little pieces on the left.

You dip your finger in the rubbing alcohol and then slap the piece of newspaper on top. You should press down and count to thirty, I discovered. Obviously I couldn't show you that, because I only have two hands.
This is how my left hand first turned out. I wasn't pressing down enough or keeping it on long enough.
This is my right hand, after I had gotten the hang of it. You shouldn't press it down for too long, otherwise the newspaper itself will start sticking.
I painted over my left hand and redid it. Then I put a topcoat on it, otherwise it will smear.

C'est magnifique! This was pretty easy, and looks quite snazzy, if I do say so myself.

Anywho, on another note, I have not been able to find silver shatter anywhere! Ulta had the POTC collection but not silver shatter! I thought maybe I'd see the Sally Hansen shatter stuff somewhere, but I went to Sally Beauty, Walmart, CVS, and Kroger without any luck. I suppose I still need to check out Target, but after that I've got nothing. Help?


  1. What a cool idea! Hope you feel better :)

  2. Thanks for both of your comments :)

  3. Aw man this is cool. You should put secret messages on there toooooo c:


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