The New Black sent me a package with a lot of their nail polish sets to review. One of them caught my attention because it is a technique that I haven't tried yet, although I really like the look. It is nothing new though, because I'm talking about newspaper nails. The New Black created three Typography sets which contain all the stuff you need to create these nails: a base color, a transfer solution, a top coat and of course the newspaper. I tried the set with the grey base color which is called Times Late Edition. First of all: I wouldn't personally buy this set, because it's too expensive for me. The price is 24.95 Euro for three tiny bottles and some newspaper (12 sheets, two designs). I'm not a big fan of putting something easy in a box and selling it for a lot of money. You can easily create newspaper nails with rubbing alcohol, a grey nail polish and well, newspaper. Or you can even print your own design with a laser printer and put it on your nails - almost for free. The lovely Karine from Nailderella made a tutorial for this technique a while ago. Nonetheless I do actually like the Typography set! The base color fits perfectly and is of good quality, the transfer solution does what it is supposed to do and the newspaper print is mirror-inverted so you can actually read the text on the nails. They text isn't really my thing though, it says love, hope, laugh and yadayadayada. I'd prefer MURDER, ROBBERY, CRISIS... kidding. As with every nail art technique, this needs a bit of practice as well, but I do actually like the incomplete look. I had problems with one nail where the paper stuck to the nail polish, but I just painted over it with top coat. The top coat is clear by the way, it just looks pink in the bottle. Oooh Shinies! did a review today on one of the other sets called Weekly Journal and she wasn't too happy with the quality.
So how do you like newspaper nails? Yesterday's news or still wearable?