Nail design

Nail design with newspaper – instructions with and without alcohol

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Nail design with newspaper is perfect for anyone who wants to see a no-nonsense design with a big impact on their nails. The process is very easy, and there are also different alcohol and non-alcoholic variants that you could try. Especially if you don’t want to waste vodka or are simply under 18.

Nail design with newspaper and alcohol

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The principle goes like this: First, apply nails with an opaque nail polish, preferably in a nude shade, as a primer and let them dry. Then cut newspaper into snippets, slightly larger than your nails. Take a cotton ball soaked in alcohol and place it on the newspaper. Then put the newspaper snippet on one of your nails and press on it. Wait a little and peel it off carefully so that the writing does not smudge. Let it dry briefly and then immediately apply a topcoat.

Make newspaper nails yourself

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Nail design with newspaper without alcohol

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In this guide, blogger Sam used 70% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), vodka, disinfectant, and almond extract.

Newspaper nails with or without alcohol


Index finger – 70% rubbing alcohol

Middle finger – vodka

Ring finger – hand sanitizer

Little finger – almond extract

The results:

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70% rubbing alcohol is absolutely a good alternative. The writing is visible, but you have to repeat the nails several times to achieve the desired effect.

vodka transfers the text very quickly. The best option if you are in a hurry.

Disinfectants didn’t work as well as the others.

Almond extract is perfect! It’s hard to believe how well that turned out. The text is very sharp, the color is very dark, and the extract smells delicious! Try it!

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