Friday, April 29, 2011

DIY Manicure Martini

I came across a new blog yesterday (just B) and one of the many fun things I found on it was this cute DIY newspaper manicure. I tried it last night and it was quite easy! And best of all you can do your nails and mix up a martini at the same time!

In a few simple steps:
  • Cut newspaper into 10 small squares
  • Paint your nails in desired color and let dry (don't use top coat yet)
  • Dip a newspaper square in vodka (yes, vodka) and place type side down on your nail holding for about 10 seconds. The harder and longer you press the darker the ink will appear.
  • Finish off with your top coat and voila!

I used OPI in Samoan Sand as my base coat and here were my end results!

The only problem I ran into was ending up with extra ink all over my finger tips. But once my polish was dry soap and water took right care of it! Editor's note: Any flavor of vodka will work, I happened to have blueberry handy at the time!

(top 2 photos via just B)


  1. That's so cool! I'm going to have to try this :-D

    Great Post.

    xo KCN

  2. Hi! I'm Sierra... a new follower, found you on 20sb :)
    Love this post/idea about newspaper nails... I'm heading to my cabinet to get the vodka now... thanks :)

  3. Hi! Thanks so much for following!!

    Hey, it's Friday...the perfect time for a manicure and a cocktail! xoxo

  4. ooooh thanks, I am definitely going to try it out. My friend and I have always wanted to d this.

  5. its soooo easy and it was a big hit with my friends!

    thanks for following and have a great weekend :)