I promise I'll get back on track this week with something other than books, I've had a mental block lately but I've lots of ideas. I was editing old posts to remove pictures and somehow ended up publishing a couple of old posts again.
For Twinsie Tuesday this week, the prompt was "words". I was stumped, the only thing I could think of was Newspaper Print Nails, but I've never done them before. I googled, and found out that I could use almost any kind of rubbing alcohol as a way to transfer ink to my nails, so I grabbed some Isopropyl Alcohol (great for cleaning makeup brushes) and gave it a go!
Finally, the Sunday paper came in useful. Hallelujah.
I used a base of Essie's Take it Outside. One coat was lots to cover my nail. Then, I dipped each nail into the alcohol. I did one at a time. While my nail was still wet, I pressed a piece of the newspaper down on it. Some of the nails turned out better than others, I really like how the thumb turned out and I'll definitely try this again! You need a topcoat or the print will rub off.
Excuse the tiny middle nail, I caught it in the door yesterday and broke it. Dipping that finger straight into alcohol was an experience...
You can find the other Twinsies and their interpretation of the "words" prompt at the links below!
Steph (Lovestruck Lacquer)
Savannah (Addicted to Polish)
Sara (The Call of Beauty)
Megan (A Beauty and the Business)
Marisa (Polish Those Nails)
Marisa (Polish Obsession)
Lisa (The Polish Playground)
ChiChi (I'm Just Me...ChiChi)
Chelsea (Nailed Blog)
Amber (Nails Like Lace)
Amanda (Fashion Footing)
Alice (Nail Art in Wonderland)
Alaina (The Little Canvas)