Monday, April 16, 2012

My First Splatter

Ok be nice to me I'm very delicate Lol! This was my first splatter manicure. I used the Snow White manicure I had on which I thought was a good idea since I got to test different base colours. I stuck with using the three colours - red, white and black.

I practised using the straw SO MANY TIMES!! It took me quite awhile to get a design to show up on the paper I was using and I found that it was best if I put the straw deep into the polish and then used one hard blow *giggles*.

The colours I used were Revlon Revlon Red, Revlon White On White and BYS Black Satin. On my red nails I used white and black, on my black nails I used white and red and then on my black nails I used red and white. I started with the darkest colour first and worked up to the lighter colours. Oh yeh and I taped all around my nails before I began and it was a good thing that I did since it makes a big mess!

My left hand worked out much better than my right hand which I did first. I had several fails on my nails but it was too late to fix them - see index finger on right hand *eek*. Unfortunately I only have pictures in artificial light because it was raining and I didn't get a chance to take any pictures outside.

So my left hand :) I like all the designs on my left hand except for my middle finger O.o

Left Hand Red, White and Black Splatter in Artificial Light
Left Hand Red, White and Black Splatter in Artificial Light

Now onto my right hand "hangs head in shame". This was the hand I did first and before I improved. I only like my middle and ring fingers. When doing the white for my index finger it just blew into a big blob :(

Right Hand Red, White and Black Splatter in Artificial Light
Right Hand Red, White and Black Splatter in Artificial Light
 
I definitely need a smaller straw. I used "regular" sized drinking straws that I got from Coles but I think it would be better to use those little juice box straws to get a better "splatter".  I'm not sure if I'll try this again, maybe if I get a smaller straw because otherwise it seemed like there was too much nail polish going on the nail and too much extra wasted.

12 comments:

  1. Interesting patterns and nice colour combo - I'm still too scared about the mess to try it! I've heard that the McDonald's coffee stirrers are pretty good for this :)

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    1. I don't know if it was so messy because it was my first time but TAPE = LIFESAVER!!! Hmmm I'll have to stop into Macca's just to steal some of their coffee stirrers lol!

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    1. Thanks! I love that each nail comes out so completely different :) Although not always a good thing hehe O_o

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    1. Thanks! Best thing to hear on a first try :)

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  4. Awesome splatter mani! Great job on your first one!

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  5. Jealous! this is such a cool nail art and amazing result for a first try!

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I really need to get better straws before I try this again though O_o

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