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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The New Black - Typography nail kit

Hi ladies I hope you don't mind but this is a scheduled post as I'm currently on holiday. Today I want to share with you a brand that is newly available from the recently relaunched Mise Beauty online store.

The New Black is a brand that has been on my radar since I saw their collaboration with Madeline Poole whom I big fan of. Being a newish American brand I thought I'd never get to try their mini kits which contain everything you need to create on-trend designs such as ombre, abstract, studded, funky French and even newspaper nails which I'll be showing you now.

The Typography Set contains a natural base colour (available in nude, grey, white), 10 printed paper sheets in two designs, transfer solution and a bottle of clear top coat. The words printed are very Valentine's appropriate containing words such as Love, Cherish, Happy, and Wish. An important detail to note is that the words are printed in reverse which means the writing will be the correct way round on your nails!
The following mani was a result of several attempts. Despite being supplied with very clear instructions and a video link to watch a demo I had a lot of difficulty getting the text to print on my nails. I have a feeling it was made more difficult by my curved nail beds rather than the products themselves.
Here is what I did:

1. Painted nails with base colour and allowed it to completely dry. This is really important as a fully dry base is less likely to be ruined during the transfer process.
2. Cut a piece of the printed paper roughly the size of the nail.
3. Applied a generous coating of transfer solution to a dried nail, then quickly placed the paper on top in a rolling motion from one side of nail. Then being really carefully not to move the paper I dabbed on some more transfer solution on to the paper to fully saturate it. I gently pressed down then carely removed the paper. (in the instructions it recommends holding the paper in place with a cotton ball for 30 secs after placing it on the nail but I found this caused the paper to move and double print)
4. Allowed solution to dry before adding topcoat.

The whole process sounds easy but it does take a little practice. The results once you do it is very eye-catching and worth all the effort so don't give up if it doesn't work the first time.

The real sell for kits is the convenience of having everything you need for a mani to hand, none of the waiting for this to arrive from one website or having to get this from there will appeal more to those starting out in nail art. I'm a huge fan of kits but rarely buy them as I already own a lot of nail art bits 'n' pieces but this is a welcomed addition.

My only real gripe is the size of the bottles you get. 4ml lasts a while but I actually really like the nude polish and the quality of it so want more of it!

For other sets and polishes from brands such as NCLA, Sheswai and RGB check out

This Typography set is available from Mise Beauty for £19.95.

The product(s) in this post were sent to me by the brand or their PR for consideration.


  1. This is such a nice effect. I remember seeing it ages ago but I've not tried it yet, I think you can do it with newspaper and alcohol xx

  2. I have failed miserably every time I tried to do this nail art.
    Have you ever tried with normal newspaper and alcohol?

  3. I haven't tried it with normal newspaper or alcohol yet but I may give it a go at some point. Barb I found this nail art very hard to do nicely because of my curved nail beds. I'm still trying to do a successful watermarble!