Procrastinails

Anything but revision! Here’s a guide to killing time doing your nails


Haven’t you heard? Breaks from revision are healthy. Getting creative with your nails is perfectly acceptable, and helpful to remain calm for your exams. Or so I keep telling myself…

If you are craving some time away from the books, here are 3 easy nail art designs which you can do without any special tools, just stuff lying around the house!

Print Nails

What you need:

• A pale nail varnish
• Newspaper
• Glass of Water
• Clear top coat

To Do:

1. Paint your nails in the colour of your choice, I just chose a nude, but it works with pastels too! Wait til it dries.
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2. Rip of a strip of newspaper and dip it into the water, then press and hold on to your nail for about a minute, and carefully peel off. (It works best if you use a section of text with a dark colour on the opposite side, see picture below.)

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3. Repeat with your other nails!
Also, use a topcoat. I’m lazy and don’t usually do this, but if you don’t the writing will come off!

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One way to get rid of your revision notes..

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Paint Splatter Nails

What you need:

• 2/3+ nail varnishes in contrasting colours
• A straw
• Nail Varnish remover
• Something to put under your hand so you don’t make too much of a mess!

To Do:

1. Paint your nails in the lightest colour, and wait to dry.6

2. Use one end of your straw to scoop up some of one of the other colours, blow with the other end on to your nails (has to be done quickly or the nail varnish gets stuck) 7

3. When it’s dry repeat with the other colour(s).

4. Use the nail varnish remover to clean up all the mess!9

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Definitely more fun than past papers..

Flower Nails

What you need:

• 2/3+ nail varnishes in contrasting colours
• A bobby pin bent out of shape

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To Do:

1. Paint your nails in the lightest colour (notice a theme?), wait to dry.11

2. Dip one end of your bobby pin into the nail varnish and dot petals onto your fingers.

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Because Summer is here… Kind of

3. Use the other end to do the centres, simple!

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