Over the weekend I felt like trying something new.
I ambitiously embarked on splatter nails an hour before I had to be at a party...
It was an interesting look with polish all over my fingers :)
Now that I've cleaned up I'm really enjoying them. I tried to choose very subtle colours- mint and lavender on grey. I also added in silver splatters- I love silver on grey :)
The Background colour is OPI Skull and Glossbones
The mint is China Glaze re-fresh mint
The purple is China Glaze Sweet Hook
and the silver is China Glaze Devotion :)
And as promised there is a tutorial here
I really like it. Its quite subtle, but when the silver catches the light it looks amazing!
I tried to be creative with my finger posing :)
Before I removed this mani, I thought I'd have a play around with some other polishes. I added OPI fly and Revlon midnight affair. The OPI fly worked beautifully for splatter! It went stringier than all the other polishes I have used.
I think it looks oceanic.....perfect for this blog!
What do you think?
I love it so much that I think I'll be doing an ocean spray splatter in the near future!
I put together a little pictorial for anyone who was wondering how splatter nail art is done.
- I forgot to add that you need to put down some newspaper or paper towels in the area you will be working. Polish goes everywhere!
- Also, instead of painting the inside of the straw, you can just dip it in the polish bottle (or a blob of polish on some alfoil/wax paper etc.). I thought painting the inside of the straw would be less wasteful, and it seemed to work pretty well.
- You can play around with different straw diameters and the distance you have the straw from the nail. I kept missing the nail completely, so did it from pretty close.
- I highly recommend trying different polishes (test them out on some paper before your nail). Some seem to work a lot better- maybe thicker polishes? I found that creme OPI polish works well.
- Also, I found that using a thinner straw gave better results (It seemed more consistent and was easier to control the amount of polish). I didn't have any particularly small diameter straws, so I made one! - like this:
Thanks for reading :)