Friday, January 11, 2013

New31DC: Day 11 - Splatter


Hi lovelies!  Today's challenge theme is Splatter manis!  I have to say, I was pretty excited to try these, because they have been on my to-do list for a while.  (I did one with a toothbrush around Halloween but never with a straw.)  Now that I've tried them, I don't have plans to do them again any time soon.  These were a mess, just like everyone else says, and even though I taped off my nails, clean up was a bitch!


So I took my inspiration from these awesome metallic splatter nails from Nailasaurus, who was actually recreating some that were done by Nails and Noms.  I wanted to play on these by using some untried colored metallics that I got several months back.


I originally bought these color for stamping, which they do really well.  I've used 4 colors from the China Glaze Romantique collection, that was released back in 2009 I believe.  The ones I used were China Glaze Harmony, Joy, Cherish, and Adore.  I splattered them over a base of two coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather.



Then of course I had to try mattifying these like the ones I had seen originally.  I used my MASH Matte Top Coat but I wish I had used my Essie Matte About You.  I think I would have liked them better matte if they were all the way matte instead of the satiny texture.


So have you tried a splatter mani?  How did you manage your mess and clean up?

11 comments:

  1. I really like the colours that you've used :)

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  2. Love these! The colors you chose for the splatter are so pretty together!

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  3. you need hard candy mattely in love. it's my chosen matte top coat over essie matte about you. other than that I LOVE THIS! i'm gonna steal it. (:

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  4. Love the colors your picked. Very pretty swatches. Great job!

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  5. This looks amazing, and I love the blend of colours. I haven't tried splatter nails before so it's nice to see them here

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  6. Ooo the metallic colors really stand out. Love this!

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  7. These look amazing, will def be using metallics next time I do a splatter x

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  8. Oh I think it's gorgeous!! I totally love your colors and the matte is perfect!!! Btw - personally I prefer Butter London Matte Finish top coat.
    As for cleaning - Danielle suggested to try taping the nails like when doing a water marble. As the queen of water marble I think you should give the splatter another chance ;-)

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  9. I love the colors you used. Your cleanup may have been more difficult than normal since you used metallic-y polishes. At least I know I always struggle with cleanup on those polishes.

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