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The Pintester Movement - Newspaper Nails

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The Pintester Movement is all about testing the pins that Sonja Faust (the writer of has tested and then you going and testing one of those pins. Conveniently, she'd pintested one of the pins that has been sitting on my boards for ages - newspaper nails.

Only issue with this is, I'm reasonably sure I don't have a newspaper- I avoid public transport at peak hour (so no mX's for me) and to get a paper delivery we have to pay. Since my family doesn't read the paper... Hm, this is an issue. Thank you junk mail - my nails will now be covered in office supply information.

Image from Pintester
Now, the instructions say for a nude coloured polish, but since I don't have one, a cute mint one had to do.

Newspaper mani polish

Waited for it to dry and cut up pieces of my very exciting office supplies catalog. Dunked my paper into the vodka and stuck it to my nails. Turns out if I left the paper a little longer on my nails it left a better impression. Also just because I'm a uni student doesn't mean I'm drinking during the day.

Mostly because I'm a lightweight.

But that's beside the point.

Newspaper mani paper

Newspaper mani

Would I do this manicure again? (ignoring the fact that I haven't tidied up my nails here) Probably, it's kind of cute, though I might try a patterned piece of paper or smaller print next time though. Or have a vodka-based drink with it.

Various stuff which you should know before I go:
Original pin is from Beauty and Lace
Post from the Pintester
All about the Pintester Movement! (So you can join in too! There's still quite a number of days left!)

Anyway, I'll catch you next time!


  1. Oh wow-- yours turned out LOTS better than mine! Congrats! I like them!

  2. Cute! You inspired me to want to try this... dang everyone's pin-tests are working better than mine...

    1. Although yours definitely came with a better story :P

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    1. Thanks! The green was the best pressie I got from one of my students, haha

  4. I'm so impressed. I see this all over Pinterest but I never really believed it would turn out nicely. Great job!

    1. Thank you Darlene :D I was just as skeptical too lol, which is why I couldn't resist trying them haha

  5. Oh wow it actually worked! awesome job.

    1. I know! I was so surprised too! :D Thanks :)

  6. I'm going to have to do this one. Maybe this weekend!

  7. I think its pretty on the mint!

  8. That is impressive! I have never seen this manicure come out this well. When I tried it, it was just a disaster.

  9. Office supply catalog. Genius! ~Ethne

  10. Super cool! If I didn't gnaw my fingernails down to nothing I'd give this one a try. Maybe toenails?

    1. I do the same thing, so I was hoping that putting effort into doing my nails would stop me, haha. It did! :P

  11. I might actually get around to trying this one!

  12. Holy smokes, yours actually looks nice! I wonder if it would work with books too.

    1. Thanks! Oooh and you could do themed nails for Catching Fire / The Hobbit! ...Yep, this will be tested soon :D

  13. These are indeed cute! Way better than my attempt. You should use one of your own papers from school the next time!

    1. I hadn't thought of that! ...yep, definitely going to print off a second copy of my next assignment and do that lol

  14. Oh these are cute! I may have to try these! Two glasses of vodka please :)

  15. Those look great! WAY prettier than mine! Definitely something my nail obsessed daughter will enjoy!

  16. It looks super great! Now I want to try this one too!

  17. I think using a not newspaper/nude colored polish makes the nails look much more unique


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