My First Splatter Mani

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!  Happy Thursday!  Anyone else happy the weekend is almost here?

I finally decided to try a splatter mani after wanting to do it for a long time.  I was in the mood for something different and fun.  I know what you're thinking.  Two nail art posts in a row?  This girl is on a roll! LOL.

First, the polishes I chose:


Brucci Alexandra's "Hot" Gray, OPI Fly, and NYC Pier 17 

I used Alexandra's "Hot" Gray as my base and taped around my nails.  I then used a small straw (stirrer) to blow Fly and Pier 17 on my nails.  Here's a pic of the materials and mess :-/.


I had to be careful and wait a few seconds after dipping the straw in the bottle. That allowed some of the polish to drain out.  If there's too much polish in the straw, it just creates a big blob, like you'll see on my middle finger.

After blowing the two colors on the nail, I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat.

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My pinky was my favorite because the polish spread out more.  I like the way it turned out for my first time, but I have to continue to practice doing it and play around with many other colors.

I must say, I wore this mani for two days and thought it was really fun, but the conservative part of me would look at them every once in a while and say "this looks like a HOT MESS!"  Lol!!   I'm really glad I tried it though.  I'll definitely be doing it again.

What do you guys think?  Have you tried a splatter mani before?  Any tips?
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47 comments:

  1. I've never done a splatter because I'm afraid of the possible mess... haha!

    I like your design a lot, though! I love the colours ^^
    xx

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    1. Thanks so much hon!! I know what you mean about being afraid of the mess. It's the reason it took me so long to try it, lol.

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  2. Gorgeous!!!!!!
    -Nancy Arnold ;-)

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    1. Thanks honey!! Glad you like it!

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  3. I love it! I did one with a nude as base and blood red as splatter for Halloween. The scared looks I got that day in the shopping mall were pricesless! :)

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  4. I actually like that the splatter stayed near the top; it actually looks deliberate. Great color choices too! I've never done this myself so I have no tips, but to be honest, I don't think you need any!

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  5. This is so cool looking! I'm definitely going to have to try this out! :)

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    1. It's definitely fun creating it. Thanks Alana!

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  6. This is sooo pretty!! I love the colours you chose for it! :D If splatter manis weren't such a pain for clean up, I'd probably do more of them.

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    1. Thanks Ashley!! Even though it's messy, it's still fun!

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  7. This is awesome! Great job!!!!

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  8. oh can you belive I've never tried a splatter mani!! it looks cool, I should try!

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    1. You should hon. It's cool to see the mani come to life!

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  9. It turned out great! I'm scared to try this--I can see myself scrubbing polish off the floor and the table and my skin and everything. :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! Funny enough, your visual is the same one I had before trying it, lol. But it wasn't as bad.

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  10. Great color combination and very nice spreading of the colors! I haven't tryed the splatter yet, I'm too afraid I'm going to splatter the polishes on the walls, floor, table etc :D

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    1. Thanks Ina!! Ina at the mess everywhere. It's not so bad. I think you should try it. It was definitely fun.

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  11. Being your first try, I think this came out great! I'm intimidated to do stuff like this because I feel like it'll turn out to be a mess. But good job with yours!

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  12. This looks great! I can never get my splatter manis to work!

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    1. Thanks Meredith! Hope you get it soon, it's so much fun!

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  13. Splatter mani's are so fun - I love the colours you used, it looks fantastic!

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  14. I tried it with McDonald straws and all I got was big blobs. Now I got some smaller straws and will try again.

    Yours turned out wonderful and I love the colors :)

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    1. Thanks so much Rhonda! I think the smaller straws will definitely help.

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  15. Love the colours you used! Great idea about the stirrers! I always thought the regular straws seem kinda too big. And to do the counter-intuitive thing of blowing rather than sucking through the straw?! LOL

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    1. LOL!! Yes, it's pretty cool! Thanks Susan!

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  16. I want to try a splatter mani!

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  17. I love the pinky finger! Blowing it to the side of the nail helps...then a bligger blob will go onto the skin and little fun stripes will get on the nail!

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    1. Me too! The pinky was my favorite. Thanks for the tip.

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  18. Yay for more nail art!! This turned out amazing! I love the colors :D This looks so fun to do!

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    1. Sure was fun to do. Glad you like it Traci ;0).

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  19. It came out great! I have yet to try a splatter mani. I'm not that brave when it comes to messy stuff like splatter or water marbling. I love this!

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    1. Thanks Mihaela! Try it, I know you can do it ;0)

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  20. Not tried a splatter mani before, but love yours so much I guess I had better give it a whirl :)

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