TUTORIAL | Burned Paper Nails



1. Paint your nails with a light nude polish, wait until it’s completely dries.

2. Put a piece of newspaper in alcohol, and wait 15-20 sec.

3.Place the wet paper onto your nails, push it down with your fingers and wait until the alcohol evaporates (7-10 sec), and remove the paper.

4. Topcoat it with clear polish.

5. Draw some lines with black polish, where you want your burned papers edges.

6., 7. Put some black and brown polish with a piece of makeup sponge around the black lines.

8. Clean up the edges with acetone.

9. Use a matte topcoat.

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Five Perfect-For-Fall Nail Polish Combinations to Try Now

by Lucky Staffers

We fool around with nail polish combinations…often. Here are our best ones yet!


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Painted on top of the deep gray, the glitter really pops. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Stronger, $19, deborahlippmann.com; Essie Nail Color in Power Clutch, $8, essie.com


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Use gold glitter over an eggplant hue to create an opulent ombré effect.
divine night nail lacquer in gadabout girl, $17.50, maccosmetics.com; Stratford Honey Overcoat, $15, butterlondon.com


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Winterize a summery blue manicure with an icy accent nail.
Celestials in vortex, $12.50, formula x, sephora.com; Nail Lacquer in poppy blue, $18, jinsoon, sephora.com


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Pair a dainty pink with a metallic silver polish to add some edge.
‘Vernis’ Nail Enamel in incognito 257, $24, dior, nordstrom.com; ‘Pure Color’ Nail Lacquer in smoked chrome, $20, estee lauder, nordstrom.com


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For a fall-appropriate twist on a french manicure, add khaki-colored tips to a burgundy base.
Nail Polish in church, $18, tenoverten, sephora.com; LE VERNIS in frenzy, $27, chanel.com