Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Guest Post: Newspaper Nail Art

Hello guys! Today I wanted to share with you the first ever guest post here in my blog and this from Kaye of Blog To Express. Read on as she shows you how to achieve this very easy nail art. :)


Hi lovely readers of Pinay Beauty In A Budget! I'm Kaye and this is the first time I'm going to guest blog. I'm the person behind Blog to Express and that is where I talk about various topics including food and product reviews. Today, I'll show you how to make newspaper nail art!

Here are the things I used: 

1. Caronia Nail Care Nail Hardener and Base Coat at Php 44.25

2. Bobbie Premium Nail Creme in Pure White at Php 35.00

3. Caronia Nail Care Fast-Dry Top Coat at Php 44.25

4. Rubbing alcohol

5. Small container (I used the cap of a bottled water)

6. Cutouts of newspaper

Here are the steps you'll have to do to achieve those newspaper nails!

Step 1: Apply base coat to protect your nails and to also have smoother and long lasting manicure.

Step 2: Paint your nails with your chosen base nail polish. I used white nail polish, but you could use gray to make your nails look more like a newspaper. 1 coat of the nail polish will do. But I used 2 coats to make the color more opaque.

Step 3: Let the base nail polish dry for at least 5 minutes. 

Step 4: Dip your nails in a small container that has alcohol for about 20 seconds. 

Step 5: Immediately press the newspaper cutout to the nail. Just don't press it too hard or else the paper will stick to the nail polish causing the base nail polish to be ruined. Wait for about 10 seconds before gently removing it.

Step 6: Apply topcoat and you're done! 

Thanks for reading my guest blog post and I hope you enjoyed this nail art tutorial! Please do drop by my blog if you have extra time! :)


Thank you so much Kaye for this post! Please do not forget to follow her blog and follow her on Twitter as well.

If you are interested to do a guest post, please see the Contact Me page for instructions and guidelines. Thank you so much for reading, Up next: a local lipstick review. Stay tuned and goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. RaeApril 16, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Beautiful and neatly done. If you don't have it yet, try topping this off with bobbi brown's matte top coat naman. Baka maganda din.

    1. maicafrancesApril 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      That's actually a nice idea, matte topcoat to make it look more paper like. :D Thanks for the comment dear!

  2. Kaye LameyraApril 16, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Thank you so much miss Maica!!!! <3

    1. maicafrancesJune 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      Your welcome! :)

  3. Nail PolishApril 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    i enjoyed reading this tutorial,this newspaper idea would look good with monochrome clothes

    1. maicafrancesJune 14, 2013 at 3:51 PM

      I think it does. Thank you so much!

  4. Andrea EstradaOctober 24, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    I tried this one before and its really really cool.