I am SO excited to share this manicure with you! As soon as I read up on newspaper manicures, I knew where I wanted to take it - I present to you, the Map Manicure. This one is perfect if you're headed on vacation, dreaming of traveling the world, or just looking for something fantastic!
I did have a bit of trouble with application at first, so I'll finish this post off with my own step by step tutorial.
Here's the other hand, for your viewing pleasure ;)
My only regret is that everything is backwards...I wish it looked like this (I flipped it in photoshop)...
Are you ready for yours? Here's the list of things you'll need:
- A small dish with alcohol (I used rum...yum!)
- Pieces of a map, cut to the approximate size of your nails
- Base nail polish color, nothing too dark
- Clean up tools
Step 2: Dip your first finger in the alcohol
Step 4: Carefully peel off paper (some should stay with the image on your nail. If not, you didn't get it damp enough or press hard enough)
Step 5: Gently rub the excess paper off - it should not appear white
Finish off with a coat or two of your favorite topcoat, and you're good to go! A bit of work for sure, but worth the extra effort and easier overall than a water marble manicure.