Hey everyone! I’m back with another entry for the Whats Up Nails Nail Art Challenge.
The fourth prompt is splatter nails. This is a design that I have never tried before, so why not? There are different ways to do splatter nails, such as blowing polish out a straw, blowing through the opening of a bobby pin, or using a dedicated stamping plate. I decided to use bobby pins since I had plenty of them on hand.
I thought that this would be a fun design for neons on a nude base, but I forgot how horribly neons photograph. I used a hot pink and a neon orange in this mani, but the orange does not come across properly at all. On camera it looks like a VERY oversaturated red. But trust that it is a bright hot orange, that is much lighter than it looks. You can almost see the proper shade of orange in the macro photos. Oh well!
- For this manicure, I started by applying my favourite base coat, Orly Bonder, to all of my nails.
- First, I painted all of my nails a sheer nude (Zoya Naked Manicure Tip Perfector). I let that mostly dry.
- To reduce mess clean up I applied a liquid latex (Edge Perfection Easy Peel Polish Barrier) generously around my cuticles and higher up on my finger than I usually would, since we are about to make a serious mess.
- Then, using a bobby pin, I painted the opening with a hot pink polish (Candy Coat #185), and immediately hovered the bobby pin over my nail and blew through the opening, causing polish to splatter on the nail. I repeated the same process on all my nails, and again with a neon orange (Candy Coat #264) until I was happy with the composition. Because the polish pooled on some parts of my nails I made sure to allow a generous dry time before adding top coat.
- I finished off the mani by applying my regular glossy top coat (Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat) and a matte top coat (Orly Matte Top).
I think this is definitely a very easy and fun technique, that can create pretty cool results. I could see using different combinations of colours to create backgrounds for stamping as well.
Watch my video tutorial below to see how it was done!