1. Put on a base coat first. 2. Paint on a light grey nail polish and let dry. 3. Dip fingernails (one at a time) into rubbing alcohol for five seconds 4. Press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail. 5. Pull off slowly and be really impressed with yourself. 6. Use a Q-tip and nail polish remover to clean skin around nail area 7. Paint on a clear top coat.....gorgeous!