So I've been wanting to do a splatter mani for awhile. I have done them in the past but not for a few months. They are so fun, although sometimes a little frustrating. My kids think it is the coolest thing ever when I allow them to help. To be honest, they are really great splatterers. (Ok, that's definitely not a word). They love blowing the polish onto the nail and being allowed to make a mess.
When I was deciding what colors to use, I also was picking out my clothes for work the next day. Low and behold, instant inspiration. One of my favorite dresses totally is behind today's mani. Have a look see....
This is the bottom of my maxi dress
I love me some tie dye. I would tie dye my pets, kids, food, you name it... if I could. It just makes everything better! So here are the nails that I came up with....
For this mani, I used Maybelline Styled Out as my base color. I am seriously in love with this polish. It has little silver specks all through it and it is gorgeous! It could be a 1 coater but I did 2. The pink Splatter is Sinful Colors 24/7. The white is OPI Alpine Snow. I used Seche Vite as my top coat as I always do, and it really pulled everything together and finished off the look very nicely!
The method I used was to dip a straw into the polish just enough to get the tip covered in polish, and then blow onto the nail. I find cutting the straws in half makes things a lot easier. Another thing you have to make sure you do is to blow very hard or you will get a humongous blob of polish on your nail and it will look quite silly. I was even light headed by the time I was done from blowing so violently. Hehe
Here are a few with my inspiration dress as the background....
What do you guys think of this? I don't know if I love the whole splatter thing, I feel like it looks a little messy, maybe unfinished? Don't know how to explain it, it might be a little too messy for me, even though I know it's supposed to look that way. I do love how my inspiration piece and my nails ended up matching so well together. I am going to try a few different combinations of polish colors. I think a light color, maybe a Tiffany blue with gold and white would look awesome.
Hope you guys have a great weekend!! I will see you all tomorrow with my video tutorial on water marbling. Yes, it is almost ready, I just have to finish editing. I really hope you guys like it, I worked really hard on it!
Happy polishing, and remember, always stay young wild and polished!