{Polish} Splatter Manicure Tutorial

Well Super Bowl Sunday was everything I thought it would be and by the time you read this I'll have already been to the gym and sweated hot wings and vodka from my pores. Anywho, Since I love splatter manis I thought I'd try my hand at giving you all a tutorial. The results of a splatter mani is something my abstract artist lovers can appreciate. While splatter mani's can be very messy, the options are endless. I chose two colors over white but you can choose three or go all ROYGBIV. It's up to you! HOW TO and other splattered looks after the break

What you will need:

-base coat
-2-3 polishes
-tape (optional)
-straw (I used one from a fast food establishment)
-top coat
-polish remover and q tip or angled brush for clean up
-protective newspaper or piece of paper to put underneath for splatter

Start with clean nails free of polish and oils. Then apply your base
coat and let dry.

Step 1) Apply your first color (you can also tape or apply Vaseline around your cuticles
for quick and easy clean up)

Step 2) Start with your first color choice and dip JUST the TIP of
your straw into your polish. You basically want polish only on the rim
of your straw. If you get too much polish on the straw it will look
more like globs instead of "splatter" (see middle finger in pic #2 for
an example of what too much polish creates). Hold the straw over your
nail and blow. Repeat until you get your desired look or amount .

Step 3) Take your second color and repeat Step 2

Step 4) Clean up around your cuticles and fingers using nail polish
remover and a qtip or angled makeup brush. If you
used tape then just remove the tape and you should have very little
clean up to do. Then apply top coat. ( let the polish dry a little
before applying top coat as not to smear your design)

Like I said before you can do this design with any polish in your collection. Here's a splatter design I did in September for PCOS Awareness month using just teal and white.

Splatter over MAC's Morange using 2 colors

Here's a design I did using 5 different colors based off a shirt I own.

My son did my index finger so if you have kids let them help. Yup, so simple a toddler can do it. Tag me at #nailchronicles on IG or twitter if you try a splatter design. Or post your completed mani on my FB page HERE. Happy MANICure Monday!
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