Typewriter Nails {DIY}


Before I travel, I always paint my nails. I usually like to make them somewhat relevant to my trip, but I usually just paint them a pastel color with polka dots. However, considering I am going to BEA and Book Con, I thought these typewriter nails would be appropriate. Simple, a tad messy, but overall: uniquely cute. Let's get on with it, eh?


All you need is:
A light shade of nail polish
Top coat
Rubbing alcohol
Newspaper (ripped up into 10 small pieces)

Now here's what to do:

1. Paint your nails with your light shade of nail polish. White, neutrals, pastels or even neons will work. I used a pastel pink color. Make sure your nails are 100% dry until you move onto the next step.

2. Now, once your nails are dry, submerge them in rubbing alcohol ONE NAIL AT A TIME. Keep your nail in the rubbing alcohol for 5 - 10 seconds.

3. Then quickly take one piece of newspaper and press it on your nail for 10 seconds. Slowly peel the newspaper off. You should get clear-ish words on your nail. If it's too faded, try it again. Repeat for all 10 nails.

4. When done, take your topcoat and go over each nail. This is an important step because the letters will fade if you don't go over with topcoat. Then you're done! 

This is a really simple tutorial, but it can get messy. If I had the choice to do it all over again I would make sure each and every word was clearer. Because I have a few nails where the words are so faded to the point it just looks like a bad nail polish job. Overall, I will do this again.