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.
Another "gel manicure" hack to try. Clean, dry nails + 1 coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps Powerful Acrylic Gel (let it dry completely!) + polish of your choice coats did the trick) + 1 coat of Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat = Shellac fake-out!
This looks like a fun Christmas accent nail, red with one candy-cane stripe. I also love the varied, more sophisticated striped candy look rather than the traditional straight, same-thickness, candy-cane stripes.
how to save broken powders, eyeshadows, etc. put a few drops of rubbing alcohol broken powder, rub around with finger or spoon and let sit overnight. by morning it will be solid again and ready to use!