Panda x Newspaper Nails (DIY Nail Art)

 This is long overdue but here goes nothing!
       Ever since when I was in high school, I always wanted to do my own nail art. The problem is I was never patient in letting the nail polish dry, so I always end up removing it. Most of the colors I adore are the darker ones e.g red,black.
When I entered the university, I forbid my self in applying nail polish because it's actually against the rule of our school. I only keep them clean and short, I never polish them until I met my friend Stephy (Stephanie) of Stephy inspired me to give way to my creativity by doing nail art. You might as well visit her blog for more creative nail art designs. She also blogs about make-up and some other creative stuffs.

Here’s some very basic nail art I did  weeks ago! Enjoy!

Nail Polish Used
  • Caronia White Satin (regular)
  • Caronia Black Velvet
Basically,any black and white colored nail polish will do.It doesn't have to be Caronia :)

What you need:
  • Black and White Nail Polish
  • Colourless Topcoat Nail Polish
  • Dotting tool 
  • Patience

Sorry I don't have a step-by-step photo for this post to guide you accordingly :(
Just check the instructions and the video below.

       First, apply a white nail polish in a round shape on the lower part of your nails. The round white nail polish will serve as the Panda face. Practice patience and let it dry before applying the black nail polish using a dotting tool. If you don't have the dotting tool for pro, you can use hairpins like what I used for this one. Use the round tip of the hairpin. Apply bigger black circles on both sides of the upper portion of the Panda face. Then, apply smaller black circles on the panda face that will serve as the eyes and the nose. Let it dry. Apply white dots on the black circles on the panda eyes to complete his look :D
        Again, let everything dry place after applying your colourless coat. charang! Panda is done!

Here's what my Panda nails looked like:

Here's a video tutorial from youtube:


Nail color
  • Caronia White Satin (regular)
What you need:
  • White Nail Polish
  • Colourless Topcoat Nail Polish
  • Newspaper
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • LOTS of Patience

Start everything by applying a white nail polish all over your finger. Let it dry. Have your fingers wet with a rubbing alcohol. Take a small piece of newspaper. Press it firmly on your nail for a few seconds.
Peel off the newspaper. There, you'll find newspaper marks in your nails. Wait for a few seconds to make sure that your fingers are dry before going in to the next step.Apply a colourless topcoat to your nails. This is necessary because without the topcoat, the newspaper will rub off. It will also  your nail extra shine. VIOLA! Now your nails are awesome :)

      What I love about this nail art is that it looks so unique. You can actually fool people by thinking that you have your nails done in a salon :) At first, my friends didn't believe me when I told them that I have my nails done all by myself. It does look pretty cool. You'll notice people sitting parallel to you while riding a jeepney staring at your nails. HAHA. Newspaper nails is my favorite nail art design. I just can't have my nails with this design for a long time because this needs a lot of time (and patience).

Here's a video tutorial from youtube:


My current nail design:

wanna know how?hehehe

Thank you for reading!
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  1. i did the newspaper nail art but it wasnt look as good as yours! mine just showed little words T_T not full like yours T_T do you have any tips?

    visit my blog ^^

  2. i did the newspaper nail art but it wasnt look as good as yours! mine just showed little words T_T not full like yours T_T do you have any tips?

    visit my blog ^^

  3. i did the newspaper nail art but it wasnt look as good as yours! mine just showed little words T_T not full like yours T_T do you have any tips?

    visit my blog ^^

  4. oh god sorry =.=.. over clicking..

  5. ang cute naman ng panda....hmmmm...pag bumalik ako sa pag na-nail art..i t-try ko yan...:)


  6. @Inge: Make sure your finger's really wet with the alcohol. You should press firmly the newspaper for a few seconds. I mean really firm.And then make sure your fingers (w/the printed words) are absolutely dry before applying a topcoat. I had the same dilemma like yours before too and these are the things I do to solve it.hehehe.You should try doing it again. This is why "LOTS OF PATIENCE" is needed for the newpaper nail art design.

  7. @xoxo_grah: You should! It's a must try hehehe :D

  8. super cute panda dear ^^


  9. love the panda nail art! You have such a talent!

  10. those are so cute, i'm awful at doing my nails though!


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