I’ve seen the huge rise in self transfer nail patterns, most often seen in the form of newspaper writing. I love this technique as you can just about transfer any design you wish onto your nails, without spending a fortune on special nail foils or costly nail patterns.
For my design I wanted to go with the whole newspaper look, but I heard some people say that the print doesn’t come out bold enough with newspaper, so I decided to use magazine paper instead as the writing is bold and better quality. It worked perfectly!
So all you need for this is:
- A very pale nail varnish (ie. white, light grey, etc…)
- A design on a piece of paper (newspaper, magazine paper, etc…)
- Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka :)
Step 1: Apply a base coat to protect your nail.
Step 2: Apply the light coloured coat, this will form the background of your design, if you use a too dark colour than your image might not stand out enough.
Step 3: Once that is fully dry, place your nail (one at a time) into the rubbing alcohol or vodka for about 5 seconds.
Step 4: Apply the paper design onto your nail and ensure that your whole nail is covered. Push down firmly and keep it in place for about 15 seconds before removing it. You should be able to see the design has been transferred, if the design is very light, it means that you’ve removed the paper to early, the longer you leave it , the stronger the design should look. (But don’t leave it too long, or the paper will get stuck to your nail!)
Step 5: Finally, apply a top coat to keep everything in place.
As you can see this is very easy to do, and you can nearly transfer any image you wish! Basically anything which is on paper you can transfer onto your nail! Yes it’s that amazing! So if you want to have little Dalmatians, lady birds, hearts, shoes, comic strips whatever you want, all you need is to find the image you want on a piece of paper.
To spice up this look a bit more I added a heart onto one nail per hand, and used nail glitter to sparkle it up a bit more.