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!
NAILS: Black and nude.totally my style with design on the ring finger. The black polish looks like Rimmel London; their brush heads are square & makes the application glide on smooth and effortless (Pinners)