Here is what you will need:
- Rubbing Alcohol (some of the bottles at the store said "70% or 90% in volume", I had no idea what that meant so I bought the cheaper one which was 70% and it worked fine)
- Light colored nail polish (so the ink from the paper shows more)
I started by grabbing some newspaper and it was kind of funny because at first I thought nothing of it, just grab some newspaper and slap it on. Then as I was browsing through the papers I noticed that everything in the newspaper was bad news and I didn't want any bad news written on my fingers. I ended up finding an article that my Dad's wife's Dad (confused?!) brought over about Warren Buffet buying some of IBM (they both work for IBM, my Dad, too long to count). Perfect.
Next I cut some pieces of the newspaper in no particular size out and laid them out.
Then I poured some of the rubbing alcohol into a small bowl.
To begin the actual process you will now dip your finger in the rubbing alcohol for about 5 second or so.
TIP: Make sure your nail color is very dry before starting this process.
Remove your finger.
TIP: Press the paper to your nail right away, do not let the alcohol dry much or the paper will stick to your nail. Also, it might be hard if your nail has too much alcohol on it because it might make the ink too runny. Trial and error.
Grab a piece of the newspaper and press on your nail.
TIP: You will need to press the paper on pretty hard, not so hard that the paper sticks to your nail, but not so light that the ink does not show up enough. Also trial and error. Unfortunately it is a little hard to correct a mistake. If you get it fast enough you can dip it back in the alcohol and it might rub off for you to try again.
Once you believe you have pressed hard enough on the entire nail peel the newspaper up and voila!
Then repeat on all fingers!
TIP: Put on your top coat right away because the ink can easily smear on your nail before the top coat is applied.
This was my first time so they aren't perfect (or cleaned up yet in these pics) but I do love them and will definitely be doing them again!