keskiviikko 22. toukokuuta 2013

The Pintester movement: Newspaper nails

I'll be writing in English for this post 'cause I'm taking part to the Pintester movement from Sonja Froust's blog

The basic idea of the Pintester movement is to challenge bloggers/Pinterest users to test a pin they have pinned to their boards but haven't had the time or made the effort to do it. (Here is the list of other people's attempts) I chose this neat nail decor I pinned maybe a month ago:

"Newspaper Nails.Wash the hands, apply one layer of Base and Top Coat.Let it dry.Apply 1 or 2 layers of nail polish.Let it dry.Rip small pieces of newspaper.Dip the nails in Anit-bacterial Hand Gel,apply the pieces of newspaper to the nail,press lightly and hold for a few seconds.Peel off the print and repeat on all nails.Finish with a layer of Oriflame Beauty Crystal Base and Top Coat."

Okay, seems easy and looks really cute. This should work, right? After all, it's from Oriflame! So first, a base coat of clear nail polish:
Then I applied 2 layers of bright yellow cheap ass nail polish (help me and send me more colors and brands, I have only 3 different kinds of nails polish at the moment :( Email me to :> )
This is how interesting my cats think I am...
Something for the nerds out there :D
While you wait your nail polish to dry out, do something productive:

I forgot to take pictures from applying the hand gel, but I put a small amount to a cup and dipped my fingernails there. It felt chilly. I then took my pre-cut newspaper strips and pressed them to my nail. I used the weather section, because we're going to Spain on Sunday and I wanted sunny nails ^.^

First the thumb. That's the largest canvas so your  possible fails show off more clearly.
I took the paper off and...
...then had a smudged fingernail with no ink on it. Tried this to other fingers too and I have to say that this doesn't work. Or I just FAILED Tell your tips at the comments :)

Actually I failed twice for this post. You see, I'm a fan of Sonja's blog and tried to express it with my pintest-nails. "Smudgy nails, what should I do... I know, make tiny hearts on them and then be a creepy fangirl for Sonja Froust!" Must say the creepy part went perfectly:
They're hearts, okay? -__-
What did I learn: I should make time and effort more often to test the pins and other various things I plan to fulfill. Even if it doesn't work out, I'll have fun planning and making them.

Don't forget to follow my boards on Pinterest! :3