Oh my beloved China Glaze Summer Neon colours, Orange You Hot? and Flirty Tankini was just idly sitting by and I thought I needed just one more way to wear them again. Both are fabulous, vibrant colours on their own and looked soft and pretty sheered out in my watercolour manicure. I wanted another way to wear them together but this time it should allow them to be the bold, vibrant colours that they are. Introducing my splatter nails (which is one of the newest nail trends) featuring my two summer neons from China Glaze.
Do you want to know how it’s done? Follow along. You will need:
1. White polish as base colour- I used China Glaze White on White
2. Summer neon colours- I used China Glaze Flirty Tankini (coral pink) and Orange you Hot? (shimmery orange)
3. Yellow colour- I used China Glaze Sunshine Pop (from Electropop collection)
4. Top coat- I used Orly Glosser
5. Tools: Straw and Painter’s palette
Step 1: Apply your base coat if desired and then two coat of your white polish. This will serve as your base and make the neon colours pop even more.
Step 2: Apply a few drops of the first summer neon, Flirty Tankini onto the painter’s palette. Dip the straw into the polish. If you like you can also suck into the straw a bit to draw some polish up into the straw. Then blow out polish hard onto the nails to allow it to splatter onto the white base.
Did you notice the mess it makes? I totally underestimated the amount of splatter that would fall onto my skin, so I would suggest taping around the nail to make the clean up easier.
Quick tip: Make sure to blow really hard on the straw to allow the polish to be pushed out. Add a bit more polish if you like but don’t overload the straw or you will end up with big blotches. Of course if that’s the look you want so be it. You may have to repeat a few times to get the coverage of the splatter you want.
Step 3: Apply the next summer neon colour, Orange You Hot? using the same method as described in 2 above. This is what you will have. Notice the big blobs I was talking about when you overload the straw with polish?
Step 4: Repeat the process using a yellow polish, Sunshine Pop. More blobs anyone?
Step 5: Clean up! I found using acetone and a cotton ball was easiest to remove the big splashes around the nail and then I went in closer around the cuticles with those cosmetic buds, the ones with the pointed tips for more precision. Apply top coat and you’re done!
Now you can add a second layer of your top coat to smoothen it out more but I love the texture of the splattered polish. It feels like true nail art to me. So would you give this a try?
This is so pretty. Love the colors you chose.ReplyDelete
Ah this is such a great idea!ReplyDelete
You could use vaseline around your finger so the polish won't stick to your fingers!
Oh great tip! thank you. I was just trying this one out, didnt think they would turn out good enough to post!Delete
I love the way it turned out! I never knew about using a straw.. I am totally going to try it out once my current polish chips.ReplyDelete
Oh I saw that tips a few times around so thought I would give it a try. But I like using a regular brush and just flicking the paint off of it. Looking forward to seeing yours!Delete
looks like the yummy gelato mixed together. ;)
Hey Lena, I didnt think about that! now they do look yummyDelete
This mani is seriously too cool!ReplyDelete
Must try this asap myself ;)
Ohhh would love to see yours!Delete
This is so gorg!ReplyDelete
Oh thank you!Delete
Found you on beautylish and love your blog!!ReplyDelete
Oh I love beautylish! thank youDelete
Nice ! I did this a couple weeks ago using the same method =)ReplyDelete
Oh yes I remember them now! Those looked very pretty. I think we used the same white baseDelete
I've never seen this done with a straw! Very neat!!ReplyDelete
So can't remember right now where I saw this, otherwise I would have just splattered the paint around with a stripper brushDelete
Love the nail design! Gorgeous! Found you on eht Blog Hop BLT! New follower! http://ileanamakeup.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
Oh thank you!Delete
This looks great! :D I love doing splatter manis, they are just so much fun! :DReplyDelete
I found you on the blog hop and am following! :D
Oh thank you, they are indeed super fun, just a made such a mess!Delete
this nail art looks great and sounds like fun to makeReplyDelete
Oh it certainly is though a bit messy with my technique! makes sure to tape off those nails if you're trying itDelete
Beautiful! I like how the neons are a bit sheer so that they create a 'softer' look (:ReplyDelete
This looks fantastic! Wow!ReplyDelete