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19 Sep 11 at 1 am

Zebra Nails!

What You’ll Need:

  • Base coat
  • Top Coat
  • Silver or white nail polish
  • Black nail polish with a precision brush

Time: About 25 minutes

Start

  • With a base coat
  • Wait for that to dry

Next

  • Paint two layers of white or silver polish (I used petites silver polish, you can buy it at Rite Aid for about 4 dollars)

For the Stripes

  • I found it very helpful to look up a picture of zebra print before starting
  • The Z can be anywhere on your nail, and at any angleStart by making a wavy looking Z on your nail
  • Then paint stripes on both sides of the Z

Finish

  • Let the stripes dry completely
  • Add two coats of top coat

For a more fun look you can try painting each nail a different color of the rainbow and then adding stripes!

Zebra Nails!
What You’ll Need:
Base coat
Top Coat
Silver or white nail polish
Black nail polish with a precision brush
Time: About 25 minutes
Start
With a base coat
Wait for that to dry
Next
Paint two layers of white or silver polish (I used petites silver polish, you can buy it at Rite Aid for about 4 dollars)
For the Stripes
I found it very helpful to look up a picture of zebra print before starting
The Z can be anywhere on your nail, and at any angleStart by making a wavy looking Z on your nail
Then paint stripes on both sides of the Z
Finish
Let the stripes dry completely
Add two coats of top coat
For a more fun look you can try painting each nail a different color of the rainbow and then adding stripes!
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12 Sep 11 at 11 pm

Newspaper nails!

Difficulty level: medium hard

What you’ll need:

  • Pen or marker
  • Newspaper
  • White nail polish
  • Clear base coat
  • Clear top coat
  • Scissors

Start

  • 1 to 2 layers of base coat to help protect your nails and make it easier for the polish to be removed.
  • Once that’s done drying add one coat of white nail polish (I used Sally Hansen hard as nails in White On)

Wait to dry, then

  • Use the pen to trace out the shape of your nails in the newspaper

*Make sure to do them a little larger than your nail so when you cut it out it fits your nail

  • Cut out all 10 nail newspaper coverings

The cut-outs won’t be perfect so while your nails are dry shape the cut-outs to your nails and lay them out flat.

Now you’re ready to apply (!!!)

  • Paint a thin coat of top coat on your nail (so the newspaper has something to stick to) and then take one of your cut-outs and press it on
  • It’s ok to move it around, make sure you can get the best fit possible!
  • Once you’ve got it semi-set, press and hold for 10 seconds or until all the air bubbles from underneath are gone.

IMPORTANT:

  • Do not put your top coat on right after doing this!
  • Wait until you have all of your newspaper cut-outs secured on your nails and then do the top coat.

For maximum shine

  • Do 2 to 3 layers of top coat (the newspaper will absorb some of the top coat so you need to put more on than you normally would)
  • Make sure each coat has good time to dry!

Aaaand you’re done! This took me about an hour to do, but that might just be because I’m slow. Enjoy!

For the more advanced or pyros out there:

I accidently burned the top of my thumb (as you can see in the picture) and it looks really cool in person! Also when I burned it, all that burned was the nail polish, so it didn’t hurt. So if you want to go for a more bad ass look I suggest slightly burning the tips of the nails, NOT your fingers. This only burns the newspaper and creates a really cool and unique effect!  

Newspaper nails!
Difficulty level: medium hard
What you’ll need:
Pen or marker
Newspaper
White nail polish
Clear base coat
Clear top coat
Scissors
Start
1 to 2 layers of base coat to help protect your nails and make it easier for the polish to be removed.
Once that’s done drying add one coat of white nail polish (I used Sally Hansen hard as nails in White On)
Wait to dry, then
Use the pen to trace out the shape of your nails in the newspaper
 *Make sure to do them a little larger than your nail so when you cut it  out it fits your nail
Cut out all 10 nail newspaper coverings
The cut-outs won’t be perfect so while your nails are dry shape the cut-outs to your nails and lay them out flat.
Now you’re ready to apply (!!!)
Paint a thin coat of top coat on your nail (so the newspaper has something to stick to) and then take one of your cut-outs and press it on
It’s ok to move it around, make sure you can get the best fit possible!
Once you’ve got it semi-set, press and hold for 10 seconds or until all the air bubbles from underneath are gone.
IMPORTANT:
Do not put your top coat on right after doing this!
Wait until you have all of your newspaper cut-outs secured on your nails and then do the top coat.
For maximum shine
Do 2 to 3 layers of top coat (the newspaper will absorb some of the top coat so you need to put more on than you normally would)
Make sure each coat has good time to dry!
Aaaand you’re done! This took me about an hour to do, but that might just be because I’m slow. Enjoy!
For the more advanced or pyros out there:
I accidently burned the top of my thumb (as you can see in the picture) and it looks really cool in person! Also when I burned it, all that burned was the nail polish, so it didn’t hurt. So if you want to go for a more bad ass look I suggest slightly burning the tips of the nails, NOT your fingers. This only burns the newspaper and creates a really cool and unique effect!  
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06 Sep 11 at 12 am

not the clearest picture…sorry.

half black half sparkle with white bows and rinestones!

used:

wet n’ wild silver sparkle nail polish

american apparel nail lacquer in hassid

sally hansen nail art pen in white

not the clearest picture…sorry.
half black half sparkle with white bows and rinestones!
used:
wet n’ wild silver sparkle nail polish
american apparel nail lacquer in hassid
sally hansen nail art pen in white
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29 Aug 11 at 3 am

chanel nails! this one was a little tricky but if you have a nail art detail pen or brush you should be able to do it pretty easily. 

chanel nails! this one was a little tricky but if you have a nail art detail pen or brush you should be able to do it pretty easily.