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Splatter Manicure

Posted by Amy from imfeelingnail-venturous
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March 11, 2012


This is my first real attempt at a splatter manicure, and I did not realize how messy the process was hahah.... It was fun, but messy! I didn't put any tape around my cuticles before starting, which was a BIG mistake. My cuticles and fingers got flooded with nail polish. I spent a good 15 minutes cleaning up. I hope next time my splatters can be more defined and not so big (like my pinky). All I did was dip the bottom of a straw into the bottle of nail polish. Then placed it above my nail and blew through the opposite end. Anyone have any good tips?

I started with two coats of Orly Green Apple! It is the perfect Spring color! For the splatters, I used Sinful Colors Blue By You and OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI?. For an accent nail, I used Orly Truly Tangerine. 





19 comments:

Judy said...

This is way to cute!!!

Kelli on May 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM said...

I love the paint splatter manicure!

I've heard (from chalkboard nails) that using black or white helps bring out the colors a lot instead of using a color for your base! Maybe you should try that!
Also, I think it helps to use really opaque colors instead of jellies -

I know I'm no expert but I am really into this type of manicure hehe :) I hope this is helpful and not annoying!

Natalie on May 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM said...

That's so neat!

Can't wait for my package; so excited :):):):)

Megan @ Let There Be Lacquer on May 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM said...

I love these! The colors look great together! I haven't tried this technique myself but I read somewhere that thinning the polish helps. I'll have to try it for myself!

Lindsey R on May 11, 2012 at 9:52 PM said...

What a fun and awesome manicure!

Polish and Charms on May 11, 2012 at 9:58 PM said...

Looks great! I love the colors you chose! I can't ever get my splatters to come out right!

Lydz on May 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM said...

love love the colors!

Miss L on May 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM said...

It looks very cool. I still haven´t tried splatter mani, because it is so messy :S

drinkcitra on May 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM said...

Oooh looks awesome! The application seems fun to do!

Typhoid Ashley on May 12, 2012 at 2:29 AM said...

I've tried splatter but instead of dipping directly into the bottle I put some drops on a paper plate and dipped the straw. Smaller splatter.

Criminal Nails on May 12, 2012 at 8:04 AM said...

Ohh Amy It's not bad at all for a first attempt! I love the look it gives, it's really cool :)

Veronica Hubble on May 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM said...

This turned out great! I have no actual advice but an alternative so that clean up is easier. Instead of polish use acrylic paint( water it down a little) so that you only need a cotton bud with water to clean up. Also with the same paint you could try a flat or any kind of stiff brush and after you dip it run your finger (or pencil?) across the top so that they "spray"? Sorry if that last bit didn't make much sense I don't know how else to describe! XD

zebra-nails on May 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM said...

Very beautifull!

Katie on May 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM said...

Lovely, I love the accent nail.

Jodi on May 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM said...

gorgeous splatter!!

Ashleigh on May 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM said...

Oh I love your color combos! I tried doing this once and it failed horribly. Lol. I'll definitely have to try again in the future. :)

Erika on May 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM said...

Loving this splatter!

Flair byBrandi on May 16, 2012 at 4:44 PM said...

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Impoverished by Polish on May 19, 2012 at 1:23 AM said...

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who's struggled with splatter manis. My only tips besides those already shared was on someone's Splatterday post, they suggested using a bendy straw.Your splatter looks good, BTW- very cool color combo!

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