Sunday, April 7, 2013

My First Splatter!

Good morning my friends!  We had a glorious weekend here last week, and today the weather is shit.  *sigh*, I swear our weather here in Washington is so crazy.  Oh well, I'm spending time with my family today, so it's all good!


I did my first splatter mani last night, and it was so fun. I've wanted to do a neon splatter for a while, and after seeing Deborah's multiple recent splatters I decided to go for it.

I kinda wish I had just done all my nails in a splatter, but oh well.  I used Lush Lacquer Clowning around on my accent nails.  For all nails I used Orly Dayglow.  I seriously love Clowning Around over white.  It really makes the neon glitter pop.




I've also learned that you need to use a thicker polish, otherwise it doesn't splatter.  Two of the polishes I used (the green and blue) had such a thin formula's they just kinda...covered the whole nail.  I also think I need to blow with the straw further away from my nail.  I will remember this for next time.

Here are the color's used in case you wanted to know.

From L to R: Essie Braziliant, Orly Glowstick, China Glaze I'm With the Lifeguard, China Glaze Towel Boy Toy and Finger Paints Warhol Wannabe.

I thought I didn't have any neon orange's so I used Essie Braziliant.  I really should have used my Color Club Wham! Pow!  Oh well, there is always next time!  I also realized I really need to wear Orly Glowstick again.  Gah! So amazing!

I hope you all have an amazing remainder of the weekend!

15 comments:

  1. How fun! I'm going to have to get that Lush Lacquer polish asap for my daughter. Thanks for sharing! Stacie xo

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  2. These look so neat! I'm not familiar with splatters, do they make a big mess?

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  3. Wow, this looks amazing! Can't believe that it's your first time. I just can't get my splatters to look good.

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  4. This neon splatter mani is really really appealing and gorgeous! *____*
    I still have to get used to work with Dayglow, last time I had only lumps on my nails =____= it's not the easiest formula to work with, but hey....it's the perfect base for neon manicures! And let me say...I'm definitely drooling over that Lush Lacquer......

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  5. Thank you! I want to do another neon splatter, as I realized I missed adding a neon purple!


    I've never had any problem with Dayglow, and have worn it twice and have never had a problem with the formula. That's so sad that you have problems with the application as it is such an awesome neon!


    And I absolutely LOVE Clowning Around! I really, really want to get more of these Lush Lacquer neon glitters as they are so fun!

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  6. I don't know if it's my particular bottle (surely the main problem it's me :D), but my Dayglow is very liquid and I'm always having some troubles with liquid formulas...I'm used to medium/heavy coats......you can imagine what a disaster it's been the first time haha! I'm trying to find my way with it, tough. It's a gorgeous neon white (and its hidden shimmer is something wonderful *___*), but since it's neon and since it's white it needs a perfect application...I'll try and try over and over.



    Lush Lacquer glitters are awesome....if only these brands could be available to Italy too :( You know, we always have to fight customs and duty :/ Damn place!


    I'm eager to see your next manicure then!!! <3

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  7. Oh, well thank you! Its such a fun technique! You should try it again!

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  8. Thank you!


    I actually didn't make a huge mess, but have heard other people have made a mess. I've made more of a mess doing a watermarble.

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  9. I hope she has fun with Clowning Around! It's so fun!

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  10. Love love love this! I haven't tried any splatter nail art!

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  11. I looove these nails! Especially that splatter on your middle finger nail, the pink one ♥. You did great!

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  12. Wow I think these look amaazzzing, I need to give it a go! I've never really seen how they've done splatters, what do you put the colour on to blow it onto your nails? Do you hold the brush in front of the straw? x

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  13. You should try it! I LOVE easy nail art that doesn't require stamping, or any kind of nail creative-ness cause I suck at nail art! But you really can't mess up something like this.

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  14. Well thank you for putting the idea in my head to finally try it!

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  15. Thank you! It's really quite easy. You make little pools of polish, dip a straw in (I've heard the tiny coffee straws work really well), and then blow a short, hard, puff above your nails. I feel like you need to have the straw a bit away to get the really splatter-y effect, and I found it splatters better when the polish is covering the straw opening (like if you were to blow a bubble from a wand), if that makes sense.

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