A Natural Hair and fashion lifestyle blog based in Sonoma County, in the heart of Wine Country. Amber serves up inspiration for winery tourism, vegetarian recipes, style, and skincare.

Wonder Wednesdays: Newspaper Nail Tutorial

Oh I am so excited to share this nail technique with you. It's super easy, dries almost instantly and you probably have a few newspapers laying around the house, no? I've added a fun unique twist by topping my manicure with a matte top coat. Here in my tutorial I used vodka to transfer the ink to my nails, but you can also use rubbing alcohol (for those of who don't have hard liquor lying around. I had to buy mine, completely forgetting that I had an alternative in the emergency aid kit).


What you will need:
  • Creamy based nail polish. I used OPI Time-less is More
  • Matte nail polish top coat, or a traditional top coat
  • A newspaper, cut into small strips

Be sure to check out my previous creative nail week posts!


  1. Wow, this is so cool and unique! I've never seen anything like it!


  2. This look easy enough to try! :) Love the end result.

    P.S. The wibiya bar at the bottom kept coming in the way of your text. i refreshed the screen but it wldn't go. May be 'coz I use Bloglovin' but thought will let you know! :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

  3. Amber, when you write about stuff like this I feel very much out of place. Can you not write about, I don't know, the end of 'Desperate Housewives'? Actually, scrap that idea.

  4. How fun! I've never seen anything like it!

  5. WOW - you are actually a nail polish genius! I am going to use this idea too! <3
    I love it so much Amber <3

  6. That is really cool! And just to clarify, what do you keep in your first aid kit: rubbing alcohol or vodka haha? I hope its vodka...

  7. I love your nail tutorials. You're the queen of fabulous nails!

    And as a former newspaper reporter, I love you for this style. Hehe. ;)

    I could use that vodka for non-nail purposes right now though. Let's be real. xo

  8. Wow, this is amazing! I'm loving your blog already...and following now! I'm glad you had fun going through my Italy photos too :)


  9. what a cool thing to do. great tutorial.

  10. I have seen a couple of bloggers with this look now, and I love it more every time I see it. It's just so unique!!!!

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  11. Interesting. This is so cool. I want to try this out.


  12. this is sooo clever and creative! I am defs trying it out!

  13. So awesome love doing this look.

    PS. Thx for your comment on my blog and I would love to follow each other if you like. Let me know and hope to hear from you soon.

    <3 Marina

  14. I've never heard of anything like this, didn't know it was possible! Looks so cool! I must try! :)

    --Megan//The Martian Tide

  15. hands down the best nail art ever!


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