Thursday, July 25, 2013

Monochrome Splatter Nails

Hello :)  Today I have a splatter manicure to show you which I did 2 weekends ago.  I used the straw method - painted the polish in the straw then gave it a blow.  I really loved this mani very much and got many compliments too :)  One gal even thought these were nail wraps LOL !!  Let's take a look at these photos :)


Shades used:  China Glaze White Out, Millenium & Orly Liquid Vinyl; topped everything off with a coat of top coat
These tips are pretty straight huh?  Scotch tape could come in handy at times :)
Sorry for the stained cuticles :(  Black could be a pain ...
What do you think?  Thank you for dropping by :)

19 comments:

shine eye said...

wow, it really looks amazing!

QueenMiSeRy said...

It's gorgeous! An artwork <3

Delphi Michaels said...

Wow!! These are freaking gorgeous! Beautiful. And you didn't use a heavy hand in your splattering...just kept it on theme and made an excellent choice for your accent nail colors too. Did you do your splatter with a straw? If yes, could you say about the diameter of the straw and about how far away you blew the polish from? Again, your design choices takes a technique that often results in a mani that looks like a painter's drop cloth and makes it look classic but still retains the wild, carefree look of a splatter. Did I already say wow?!!!!

Mina said...

These are so, so awesome!!! Love the colour choice and love the french tip even more! Astounding mani! :D

MissLanage said...

OMG Gorgeous!!! :) Nice work Vicky!

ManisbyMoore said...

So cute!! They do look like nail wraps! I love it when people think I have nail wraps on. Means you did a wonderful job!

Fingers said...

I just love black and white-so gorgeous!

Vicky A said...

@Delphi Michaels I used the straw method (just updated the post) & the straw was from McDonald's LOL !! I was about a foot to 1.5 feet from blowing the polish !! Thank you so much for your sweet comment :)

Delphi Michaels said...

Thank you for the quick reply! You blew the polish from a foot to a foot and a half away? That accounts for the light hand on the splatter as the polish didn't land full force on the nail. But...did you find you had polish landing anywhere else on the way to the nail? From that far away, I envision polish spatter on your forearms, hands, etc. Or did you have exceptionally good aim and just the right amount of polish "loaded" in the straw? I ask because the splatter look intrigues me but this is the first one I've seen done so superbly and I'm eager to know the specifics. Thanks again! Delphi

Vicky A said...

@Delphi Michaels Yes I blew the polish from about a foot to a 1.5 feet away, that way the polish wouldn't land full force on the nails. I like the stringy look very much. Oh yes, the polishes were everywhere on my fingers, hands etc .... I had to use napkins to cover a large area so that polishes won't splatter all over my computer etc.... I don't load the straw heavily - just a small drop or 2 at a time. It takes a lot of patience to do one for me, and cleanup was a pain !!!! The whole mani (10 fingers) took me just a bit over an hour to do including cleanup, that's why I could only do one on the weekends. Feel free to ask if you still have more questions. Thank you Delphi :)

whynoteveryday said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning!!! I'm going to try something like this soon :D

Delphi Michaels said...

I appreciate your answering in detail the questions I've sent you and even offering to answer more! I'm definitely going to try to do a splatter using the logistical information you provided. I'm likely to have more questions after that. Thank you for the inspriation! Looking at the comment right above this one, I'm not the only one you inspired today. :) Delphi

Vicky A said...

@Delphi Michaels Awww thank you so much. Make sure you tag me when you post yours - can't wait :) Seriously, ask if you have more questions :)

My Nail Polish Online said...

This is amazing! I love your monochrome splatter and they do look like wraps! So perfectly done!

Polished Marvels said...

Hi Vicky, immaculate!!! I ogle your splatters in awe!!!

Heather @ Peace, Love & Polish said...

I love this monochrome splatter look. It seriously looks AMAZING - your splatter is perfect!

Cristina Santos said...

Now, you can't blame that girl Vicky! lol Because your manicure is so clean and nice! Also, its original! Loved it very much! :) Kisses,

Cristina

Lokagreen said...

Amazing!!! So beautiful. I love it

Bianca Keogh said...

These are beautiful! x