The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 7: Black and White Print

by - Sunday, September 07, 2014

 

I picked up a package of Essence Nail Art Trend Paper Print Manicure (aka printed designs for newspaper nails) and Essence Transfer Solution last year and decided that if ever there was a time to give it a try it was for a Black & White Nails challenge fill. Throw on some free handed colour blocking and some studs and we've got ourselves a manicure!


This was my first time using this product and it worked pretty well. It's basically a similar process to using regular newspaper and alcohol, except the package comes with 6 different prints (some black and white, some full colour). You cut a piece to fit your nail, brush a generous amount of Essence Transfer Solution directly to the paper, and then press the soaked paper firmly on the nail with a cotton ball for 15 seconds.

As you can see the design came out a bit scattered in terms of coverage. My base is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and once the print was dry I did some random, free handed colour blocking with OPI 4 In The Morning and then added some gold studs. Cover the whole thing with a layer of top coat and you're ready to go!

I really like the random look this design has. I think it would have been boring if the hearts (that's what's on the print) had come out uniform in terms of coverage. I'm definitely going to be giving some of the other prints in this set a try! I can't remember exact prices but I'm pretty sure both parts cost no more than $5 for both, so if you've been meaning to give newspaper nails a try but don't want to bother diy-ing it you could try picking this up instead. :) 
 




So there we go, one more day done! Thanks for visiting!

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11 comments

  1. Nice print and I like the color blocking happening too.

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  2. Perfect for day 7! I'm loving the heart print!

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  3. It's cute! I haven't tried newspaper print yet this reminds me about trying it! The studs are a nice touch!

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  4. this is a pretty look! I haven't tried newspaper print manis before - I like how you spiced it up :)

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  5. I've never tried newspaper nails before, but it is a really nice effect. I really like how it looks with My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I want to try that polish soon!

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  6. This looks so cool! I love how you added the colorblocking and the studs finish the whole look off nicely.

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  7. I've never heard of these transfer sheets before but what a neat idea! Your nails look great!!

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  8. Such a creative use of the transfers! I actually picked up the Transfer solution last year on clearance having no idea that there was a kit with transfer papers as well, but I used it for a standard newsprint transfer and it worked better than any of the other techniques that I tried (water, alcohol, perfume, etc). Kinda jealous now that I didn't get any of the patterned paper, because some of the designs are awful cute (like these hearts!)

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  9. I love how it turned out on your nails! I tried this paper print product once and could just not get it to work :S I must try again, cause your mani is cool!

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