Nail Art - Comic Nails Fail?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I saw a tutorial on Youtube the other night and I wanted to test it out. On Mothers Day, before I got to my mom's house...I picked up the Sunday paper.

To be honest, I don't read the comics so I was not looking for anything in particular. I picked "Tina's Groove" simply because she has dark hair like me hahha.

Following the directions of the video you will need a base, I am using a nail strengthener by Nail Tek.
2 coats of white nail polish of your choice, I am using one by Wet n Wild.

Then next steps call for:

Newspaper, Rubbing Alcohol, and a shallow dish.

Side note: please excuse the nasty little bowl I am using. I use it for water marbling lol.

Take the image that you want to transfer on your nails and dip into the alcohol filled bowl.

Then quickly place on nail and hold down with opposite thumb for 30 seconds.

DAMN IT!! Nail art fail! lol. They transferred soooo light. If you watch the video I linked in the beginning of this post...her transfers are amazing!

I had a few good ones, but still not as bright as the ones I saw in the video.

I think they look kinda cool being that they are not perfect and the images are still there. So maybe, to make myself feel better, these are the more subdued version.


hahhahaa. I think the ink in a comic book are a lot more that is what I recommend you all try. I'm going to look for yard sales this weekend and see what I can find!

I also did newspaper print nails using a grey base and the PennySaver and they came out really cute! Let me know what you guys think and if you have tried this before. Any tips??

*Latina Kisses*


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JENN said...

love it !!! gonna try it soon :) but i dont know where to buy the alcohol :(

Anonymous said...

OMG! I love this! Wonderful idea! I am going to do this on my nails tonight!! <3

REDLIZARDmake-up said...

love it!! i get the sunday news paper and the comic section is my favorite! i used to collect them when i was younger!!

sccastaneda said...

make sure that your polish is dry before putting the image on. @Jenn they sell alcohol at the drug store for $1

Metisse said...

That is such a cool idea!! I am totally going to try it out, thanks for tweetin about your post!

YazmiinAktar said...

what kind of rubbing alcohol do you use?


YazmiinAktar said...

oh no worries, i just read your previous comment! hehe :)


Anonymous said...

Actually they look really cute I like them :)
Xoxo jrokxzmakeup1

Hermosa Makeup said...

Sonia u r the best!

Anonymous said...

i tried this today but for the first nail i did on me i sorta left the comic on my nail too long that the alcohol not only didnt transfer the cartoon but messed up the whole thing so i had to remove it all but its all good my nails look awwsome!!! thanks for the idea

Hessed Joy said...

Hey!! It still looks awesome! :)

ddr005 said...

Sonia also try those old fashioned gum--Bazooka gum. The cartoon wrapping would be perfect sizing for each nail. Despite you'd have to eat 10 pieces to complete the look totally worth it bc it's yummy gum. Just a thought to help you out!

Xoxo Destiny

Anonymous said...

When are you announcing the wineries of contest?

MaviDeniz said...

that is such a cool idea!!

Cassie said...

if you put a layer of clear polish over it, it should enhance the transfer.

ReneeMacD said...

You can also just use water instead of rubbing alcohol. It works just as good for me :)