Monday, July 28, 2014

Neon Splatter Nails

I did these a while back but kept forgetting I had them on my camera! I wanted to try the straw nail splatter technique that I kept seeing on Pinterest so I grabbed a bunch of straws and got going!

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I started with a base coat of Barry M Hi-Shine Gelly in Coconut. I then dipped the straw in one colour, held it over the nail and blew into it. There will be some trial and error when doing this. Sometimes nothing happens, sometimes you get a nice sparse splatter (the ideal) and sometimes you get a massive blob splatter. When I wanted to change colour, I just snipped the end off the straw so I’d have a clean starting point and continued on! While I do like the look above, I think if I was to do it again I’d do it with 2 colours, try and keep it not so blobby so that the white is showing more. But it is a fun look if you want something bright and crazy!

Colours Used

-Barry M Hi-Shine Gelly in Coconut

-Maybelline Bleached Neons in Coral Heat

-Sinful Colors in Pink

-La Femme in Neon Yellow

I know there was more, like the green and orangey shades but I can’t remember what I used or what I mixed with them (as they weren’t proper bright neon shades). I know I ended up using Nails Inc in Fenchurch Street at some stage!

10 comments:

  1. I love that splatter effect - very cool.

    Dannii - www.hungryhealthyhappy.com

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    1. Thank you Dannii :) Always love seeing your comments!

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  2. Such a cool effect :) Love the Barry M Gelly nail paints too!
    Love Lucinda xx
    http://thefashionfictionary.com

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    1. Thank you :) Yes, I love the Gelly nails, I need to get more!

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    1. Thank you! I'll prob try them again with other colours, I'm curious about a black base with a metallic splattering!

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  4. This is sooooooooooooo cool!!! Manicure please!! x

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    1. Of course! Price: one bottle of wine! ;)

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  5. I love these! The neon colours looks great. I've still not tried splatter nails yet, it's on my list of techniques to try! x

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to trying it again, this time with the metallic splatter I mentioned in a comment above, in my head it'll be amazing so I'm hoping it'll transfer over!

      I have loads of nail techniques I need to try really, you've just inspired me to write out a list so I can keep them in mind!

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