newspaper nails: put on nail polish and let dry. dip fingernail in alcohol-basically any will do, vodka is suggested. press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail. pull off slowly. paint top coat if desired.
Perfect Polish Trick: Wipe lotion around your nail using a q-tip (being careful not to get on the nail). The polish won't stick to wherever the lotion is. Use a cuticle stick to wipe away the extra after applying polish.