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?