Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Splatter Nails

Hey everyone!

I decided I wanted to do something a bit more creative than just a regular manicure so I had fun trying out splatter nails for the first time.

Now before you decide to try this a word of warning: it's messy. Very very messy!

To make clean up a bit easier put down some old newspaper onto the area you'll be working on. Have some Sellotape and nail polish remover at the ready. 

Paint two coats of your chosen base colour. I picked 'Snapdragon' by Seche. Once the polish is semi dry, take your Sellotape and place it around your cuticle and underneath your nail, it makes clean up later on much less effort.

Now for the fun part! Splatter time! Dip a thick straw (like the ones from Starbucks) into your first splatter colour and simply blow through the clean end of the straw onto your nail. You can do as many colours as you like. I ended up doing four altogether. Lastly seal everything in with a glossy top coat.

When your done remove the tape and clean up anything that the tape didn't manage to protect. Simple!

Here's the finished result! 

       Pretty cool if I do say so myself :)

        Let me know if you've tried this method and how the nails turned out.


Colours used:
Seche 'Snapdragon'
Barry M 'Guava'
Barry M Limited Edition Green Polish
Illamasqua 'Rare'
OPI 'Vant To Bite My Neck?'