Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Newspaper nails!

Hi all. I am so sorry I haven't been around for a few days. I've been a freelancer for just over a year and I still haven't found the right balance between a life with lots of work and little time or lots of time and little money... Not to mention the constant search for work! But the the whole point of M&P is so that I can get away from this world of madness and get into something that - surprisingly for some - is 100 times more creative than film work...

I thought that the section Fashion + Style could do with a new post, so here it is. My background is in Journalism. Since little, I always loved writing... And that's what I used to do until I moved to the UK. My room in my mum's house in Brazil still carries the signs of having been the "hide out" of a young and passionate journalist. This explain how quickly I fell in love with this idea... Isn't it just gorgeous?

Newspaper nails tutorial!
I simply love this idea. Photo Credit: Beautylish.com

What you'll need is basically a base and top nail varnish, newspapers (cut into 2" x 1" strips) and 70% or 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol. After applying the base, wait until it's fully dried and then dip your nail - one at a time - into a little bowl with alcohol. Do the same with a strip of newspaper and carefully place it over your nail. Do not move it at all! Use a paper towel also dipped in alcohol to apply some pressure. Wait a few seconds and slowly remove the newspaper strip. Apply your top coat over to seal it and voilĂ , one nail done! Now move on to the next 9... =)

This tutorial is by one of the best beauty websites I know: Beautylish.com. For the full, step-by-step tutorial, visit the link. If you have time, it's worth browsing around. I like the videos very much, particularly the ones with hair-dos.

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