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Monday, March 7, 2011

Love Letter

This might be my absolute favorite mani. Ever. I did the newspaper/alchohol trick for the first time, and boy do I love it!

Notice how the print is backwards?
 I just grabbed a newspaper, a Q-tip, and some rubbing alcohol.
- I looked through the newspaper and cut out strips of print that I liked.
- I painted my nails this gray/biege/cream color by Color Club.
- I took the Q-tip, dipped it in the alcohol (mine was 50% isopropyl), and rubbed it all over my nail. I pretty much soaked my finger.
- I grabbed the newspaper strip, pressed the print onto my nail and just held it there for a few seconds.
- I peeled off the newspaper, gave my nail another rub with the alcohol (some paper stuck to it) and then put a top coat on once it was dry.

It took me a while to do each nail one by one, but I noticed that the print smeared off if I didn't paint it right away. Then I added some pink lips from my Bundle Monster plate and ta-da! I got me a love letter going!


  1. I adore it! This technique has been on my to do list forever along with water marbeling but after seeing your pretty mani I may have to give it more priority :) xo

  2. i love this so much... i would try this one time for sure,...

  3. I'm definitely stealing this idea from you =). I love it =)

  4. this is sooo cute and sweet! i'll do this soon! =)

    new follower here=)

  5. im definitely doing this!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

  6. I saw this on another blog and fell in love with it!! I love the whole love letter idea, and I must try this next vtines day. Also, I love this oh so much I am going to feature it on my blog for my pick for Nail Of the Week. I hope thats okay! <333

  7. I cant believe this image...its so amazing. I must try it! New follower =)

  8. Dang, I'm so glad everyone loves this mani as much as I do! Whoever stumbled across this technique was a GENIUS!