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Patriotic nails

Usually I don’t do much for the Fourth of July but I was feeling festive this evening so I painted my nails Red, White and Blue. 
I added light sparkles and used a special white nail polish pen to add dots on the blue nails. Some of the dots came out larger than the others but that’s okay. I thought I wanted to add white stripes to the red nails but only put stripes on one thumb. I thought the white dots and sparkles were enough.  
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How to do Newspaper Nails

Newspaper nails are really easy, last a long time and a unique way to paint your nails. They are all the rage on Pinterest right now and you’re guaranteed to get compliments. They are one of my favorite ways to paint my nails because of how cool they look and how long they last. 
You will need: 
Rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) 
Clear base coat
White nail polish
Newspaper or Magazine
Bowl
Clear top Coat
Rubbing alcohol, white nail polish, clear nail polish and a bowl. 
Step 1: Paint your nails with a clear base coat to protect your nails. Let dry. 

The base coat protects your nails from discoloring 
 Step 2: Paint on two coats of white nail polish. 
Two coats of white nail polish
Step 3: Cut out some newspaper text or pictures you want. Keep them small. 
Step 4: Pour rubbing alcohol into bowl
Step 5: Let the newspaper piece soak for about a minute
Step 6: Carefully put the newspaper onto your nail 
Press paper onto nail for 15+ seconds. 
Step 7: Press firmly on the newspaper for at least 15 seconds. Make sure all sides of the paper transfer to the nail. Be patient. 

I used both text and pictures from the newspaper
Step 8: Repeat for your other nails 
Step 9: Apply a top coat
Step 10: Show your friends and receive compliments. 

These lasted two weeks on my nails 
Tips:
Be patient! I didn’t wait until the white nail polish was 100% dry and so it didn’t work out. 
Leave the newspaper on longer than 15seconds until it fully transfers