Newspaper nails

I’ve discovered for a while ago that the trick for succeeding with the newspaper nail art design is to apply the newspaper print on a matte surface. I’m not sure why that works so well but it works VERY well! One can either start with a matte polish from the beginning (as I started with Zoya Ana) or mattify your base with one of the mattifying top coats available on the market.

On top of my newspaper print I started painting some flowers with the red coming from Cheeky Monkey (Pop My Cherry). For the black in the middle I’ve used A England – Lancelot. Then I mattified the nails with Maybelline Matte. I think this is one of the better mattifying topcoats that I’ve tried so far. I love how fast the nails dry and how matte the result is. I should have waited one more minute to apply the topcoat though to avoid the smudging on the index fingher :P

Newspaper nails

Newspaper nails



  1. June 20, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Åh va fint! Gillar dina stilistiska och rena nail arts så mycket!
    Har också hört att man ska ha en relativt ny tidning för att få det att fungera, vet inte om det ligger något i det dock (har aldrig testat själv).

  2. June 21, 2016 / 3:34 am

    verkligen en läcker nailart!!

  3. June 21, 2016 / 5:04 am

    Det här blev jättesnyggt! Jag har aldrig lyckats överföra tidningstryck till naglarna men borde kanske testa med en matt bas. Tack för tipset:)

  4. June 21, 2016 / 6:15 am

    I’m glad you left the hint about the matte finish because the newspaper trick didn’t work for me on glossy surfaces! Pretty work :)

  5. June 22, 2016 / 4:43 am

    That is pretty!
    I only tried newspaper nail art once, but it didn’t work. I didn’t get any of the print on the nails :D

  6. June 22, 2016 / 10:31 am

    I like that you added the flowers, the effect of the whole nail art is kind of vintage and I love it this way a lot!