Chances are you’ve seen at least one person flashing their newspaper print nails lately. If not, maybe you’re itching to be the first. You probably have some questions. Maybe questions like: Can you use acetone for newspaper nails? or How do you make newspaper nails?
Well, in short, the answers are: yes and it’s easy.
And while those are the short answers the better answers are probably not quite as simple.
Yes, you can use acetone, but that doesn’t mean you should. Regular rubbing alcohol will also work to make newspaper nails and it’s certainly less hazardous than acetone. Acetone may also dry your skin out much more. So with safety and beauty both suggesting you choose another, you may want to listen.
Now for the second questions: How do you make newspaper nails? This time, the answer is almost as simple. Merely:
- Paint your nails with a regular polish. You should probably paint in a light color to ensure the newspaper print pops.
- Dip your nails in a shallow bowl of rubbing alcohol for 10-15 seconds. You only need enough rubbing alcohol to cover your entire nail.
- Remove fingers and place the selected newsprint over your nails, applying light pressure for between 20-30 seconds. Don’t rub the nails.
- Carefully remove the paper and let your nails dry normally.
- You can add a thin layer of clear, glossy polish to protect the print and lengthen the life of the look.
So there you have it, all you’ve ever wondered about acetone and newspaper nails.