Nail Polish Experiments

I love doing my nails when I have nothing else to do. There was a time in my life where I did my nails every couple of days. I’ve talked before about how I have a case full of lots of nail polish, but I generally don’t use but a few of the colors. This time, I decided to just pick a color at random, and I chose this blue! Normally, I don’t like blue nail polish, but I really liked it this time.

As far as the decorated hand, I was thinking about doing multi-colored nails (ya know, bringing it back 90’s style), but I ended up playing around with it a little more and came up with these dice-nails.

Then I started thinking about Halloween and maybe trying to find a costume where I could use this style of polish as an accessory! I’ll keep you updated!

And then I discovered a tutorial for Newspaper Nails:

This is my first attempt, so it’s not as polished and clear as I’d like, but I’m pretty pleased! Here are the steps and materials needed (newspaper, nail polish, rubbing alcohol):

I decided to use the horoscope section because of the stars and nicer words; however, this doesn’t really matter because the words end up being mirrored onto the nail, so you can’t really read it anyway.

First, coat your nails with the polish. Make sure it’s completely dry before moving on to the next step.

Then, cut out nail-sized clips from the newspaper that you’d want on your nails & pour the rubbing alcohol into a small container. I used the lid to my nail polish remover (making sure to clean it out before and after).

Then, place the clipping on your nail until the alcohol soaks through and remove! I added a clear top coat to make sure they stayed as long as possible and to add shine.

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