Sometimes things just turn out that way…

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 10 - 2011

… an accidental case of perfect timing.

As the death knell sounds for the final issue of Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper The News of The World today, this newspaper manicure couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.

China Glaze Pelican Gray provided the foundation for this one.

You can watch a tutorial on Newspaper nails below from Cutepolish, they’re SO easy!


28 Responses to “Sometimes things just turn out that way…”

  1. Not a huge fan of nail art as a rule, but I have to say I do quite like this! Think my problem is nail art is best on large nails and mine are stupidly small so not enough room to get enough pattern for it to make sense! Your timing is spot on!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Claire says:

    Wow love this look, that Pelican Gray looks lovely :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. I need to try this! Really love it!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Jamilla says:

    love it! Very Parisienne feel.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. LeanneOCD says:

    So cute! Might have to give this one a go ;o)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Meeta says:

    I love how this looks, might have to try this!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Julia M says:

    I think I need to give this a go!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. /fangirls hopelessly

    Love love LOVE the effect!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. Tass says:

    Ahh love this, needs to get me some rubbing alcohol xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  10. Glitterishallsorts says:

    They look amazing! And that tutorial was so simple and quick! I just bought a grey polish recently so will definitely be copying this look.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  11. Marie says:

    Where can you get rubbing alcohol? I went in every local chemist looking for it when I wanted to press a broken eyeshadow, I think they thought I was a desperate alcoholic or something.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  12. Lillian says:

    They’re so cool! Am I right thinking rubbing alcohol is the same as surgical spirit?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  13. Nicola says:

    I believe Surgical Spirit is what we call it over here – you should be able to find it in Boots and other pharmacies!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  14. Amy says:

    This looks so good! I’d try this right now, but my nails have been breaking and flaking lately so they’re tiny stubs at the moment! Was it as easy as the tutorial makes it out to be??

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Hi Amy, I didn’t have any problems with it but someone else who’s tried it said that the alcohol melted the nail polish off. So the only thing I’d recommend is ensuring your nails are dry before doing that part x

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  15. Vicki says:

    I’m definitely going to try this

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  16. Sydney says:

    Really like this. Looks super cute but a bit nerdy at the same time :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  17. Ann says:

    I love this, I’ll definitely give it a try at some point. When I saw the picture I thought it must be really hard to do, so it was awesome to see that it’s actually simple!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  18. Fashmrpaul says:

    Brilliant & novel (haha) idea!
    Love it
    Paul

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  19. wow i love this nail design its fantastic .

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  20. Eden-Avalon says:

    Aaah! I just saw something like this but it involved actual paper being painted onto the nails. This seems much easier – I really like it!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  21. Gauri says:

    Looks lovely!! :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  22. Allyson says:

    When I saw this I just had to have it. I tried it and it worked! (http://lockerz.com/s/120794245) It wasn’t without trial and error. Don’t let that alcohol dry up on your nail or the paper will stick.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  23. Join AVON says:

    WOW that looks amazing, my nails just aren’t long enough to pull that look off…they always brake, I hate my nails lol

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  24. liloo says:

    loved loved loved this manicure. perfect.
    and like you said, excellent timing xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  25. Jacquelyn says:

    That looks amazing!! I will have to try it one day.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  26. Viridian Vega says:

    I am so late to this party but an easier way of transferring the ink (rather than dunking nails into the alcohol) is to place the newspaper onto the nail, then press a cotton ball soaked with alcohol on top, hold for a couple seconds, then remove the cotton ball and peel off newspaper.

    It works so much better. I’ve had zero transfer issues since switching to this method.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  27. […] Super cute way to re-use your newspaper (lipglossiping.com) […]

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Celebrity Perfumes? Worth the shelf space?

When was the last time you discovered a really good celebrity perfume?  I can tell you mine… it was such a relief to discover that …

Beauty Blog Link Love - Saturday 30th July

Have you ever tried epilating? Well, now Rae has — and she just loves her new Emjoi Emagine! Vote NOW on what Makeup Series you’d …

Red Lipped Readers - Part Seven!

Phew, your gorgeous red-lipped pics are still coming in thick and fast so it’s high time for another one of these don’t you think? 1. …

The Lipstick League – Week of 06/02/2012

Question of the Week: – What’s the one haircare tool you never travel without? Answer: – My travel hairdryer!  My big sister bought me this …

50% off at Naked Bodycare

My favourite brand for natural skin/hair/bodycare products is currently offering a fantastic discount! You can get 50% off all orders online at Naked Bodycare until the …

How do you travel?

I think I’ve finally got my overnight makeup bag packing down to a fine art.  I’m always moaning that Mr. L expects me to take …

The Lipstick League – week of 20.1.14

Question of the Week: Do you color your hair? If so, do you do it yourself or do you get it professionally colored? If you …

A deliciously sweet treat from Patisserie de Bain

If you’re already dreading the office’s annual Secret Santa, something that’s as certain a drudgery as death and taxes, fear no more.  I have a …

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover and Hopi

Despite the moniker, lip glosses aren’t really my bag.  I find them gloopy, sticky, uncomfortable to wear and unless careful not to overapply, can make …

Jean Paul Gaultier's NAUGHTY Christmas Advent Calendar

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on a Selfridges Advent Calendar this year, dry your eyes and console yourselves with one of those …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads