In the world of Pinterest manicures, perhaps no manicure has gotten quite the attention of the newspaper nail art manicure. Purportedly, this one is so easy and looks awesome, like you’ve been living in New York City, or something. Yeah, I don’t know. But whatever. It’s supposed to be awesome. So how could I not try it?
Also, it involves vodka. Holy crap. What’s not to love?
Vodka I had.
Newspaper I had to hunt for. Who the hell reads newspapers anymore anyway? I eventually found some ad papers I thought might work.
Now, when a process involves vodka, there is Absolut-ly (see what I did there?) no way I’m going to not drink some of it.
Or maybe a little more than some of it…
Fine, a lot of it…
About here, I really started wishing that I had a hard copy of Fifty Shades of Grey to do this project with. How awesome would that be? You could find, like, the dirtiest, most embarrassing words in that whole amazing porny book and have them on your fingernails. Right? Unfortunately, my copy of Fifty Shades is an ebook. (All the better to read porn in public, my dear.) So that wasn’t gonna happen. To make myself feel better, I had another drink.
I kind of really just wanted to go take a nap after that, but I forged on.
With nails appropriately prepped, I dipped my index fingernail in what remained of my vodka and went to work.
It’s a very good thing that I have a day job, I guess, because if I depended on making this work for my income, I would be up shit creek pretty quick. I, however, did not give up. Even though I probably should have. Attempt #2 was on my thumbnail:
At this point, I decided it must be the newspaper’s fault, so I grabbed the only other piece of paper at the kitchen table, which happened to be a medical insurance statement. Not exciting, but possibly usable.
I actually got kind of excited about this result, until I realized that the ink itself had not, in fact, transferred to my nails. The entire paper had.
I have heard many people say this worked for them, and I don’t doubt it. They probably didn’t drink all their vodka before they gave it a go, though. Just a guess.
To see more of Pintester’s tests (most of which are also CraftFails), check out her blog at Pintester.com.