Monday, July 18, 2011

Neon Splatter

Hello, there! Today's post is about the first splatter mani I ever tried. I'd wanted to try one for a while, because although the method is nearly as messy as water marbling, it's also a lot easier. I'm not going to do a tutorial because there are a lot of good ones out there, and I'm sure you can find one that will work for you. I used a base of Icing...um...neon-yellow-that-I-can't-remember-the-name-of-and-I-didn't-put-it-on-my-spreadsheet (I'll edit to add the name when I get home) over Wet n Wild White Creme, then added the splatter in Icing Electric Feeling and China Glaze Kiwi Cool-ada.

 outdoors, sunlight
 outdoors, shade
indoors, artificial light

I was very happy with the way this turned out. It's a good thing I did the green before the blue, because Kiwi Cool-ada is a bit thinner than Electric Feeling, which, as you can see, made it splatter in a less defined pattern on some nails. I should note that Electric Feeling is a neon blue, and is much brighter than the pictures show - I think the vibrance of the yellow jumped out at the camera so much that it sort of overpowered the blue.

Have you tried a splatter mani yet? Personally, I can't wait to do it again. As soon as I get a neon orange polish, I'll be doing a warm-colored version of this with yellow, orange, and pink.

22 comments:

  1. Ooooh this looks sooooo good Z.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this one! It's so hot and awesome. You picked out great colors!

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  3. LOVEEEE!!!
    I failed miserably when I tried doing a splatter mani.

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  4. Wow! I need sunglasses! It turned out really well. :)

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  5. Haha, thank you! I thought about adding pink in, but I'm glad I didn't.

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  6. Thanks! You should definitely try it again - practice makes perfect! :)

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  7. Wow this is gorgeous :D

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  8. The Nail ExperimentJuly 18, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Awesome splatter! I haven't tried it yet though!

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  9. Holy Moly i was feeling a bit sleepy and then i saw this and POW! I'm wide awake... this is like red bull for the eyes! heh soo pretty! I gotta try this splatter mani one of these days!

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  10. Haven't tried it yet still planning on it soon yours came out really nice and bright perfect for summer.

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  11. Definitely AddictedJuly 19, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    That looks great! The first and only one I've ever tried was my fireworks splatter. Soooo much fun!

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  12. Thanks! It is fun to just sort of make a mess. :)

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  13. Haha, I'll have to remember that - Red Bull for the eyes indeed!

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