Monday, 11 February 2013

Flip Flop February Challenge Day 11: Splatter or Cocktail Nails

Greetings All!

A new week! Tuesday and Wednesday are my days off work, so I like Mondays! If you don't, why not cheer yourself up with some splatter nails? I didn't really get cocktail nails. It's basically where the fingers you would hold your cocktail with (thumb, index and middle) are different colours to the rest of your fingers. I
think. Either way, I went with splatter!

This is only the second time I have done splatter nails. The first time (HERE) I was pretty happy with. I knew exactly how I wanted these to look in my head, and surprisingly, they are pretty close!




Unfortunately the pictures don't quite do them justice! This is a matte black base (W7 Black of course) splattered with three metallics: Barry M Gold Foil, Asda Warrior (like, a metallic neutral?) and Sally Hansen Lotus (a red bronzed metallic). This time, instead of doing one nail at a time, I taped them up in the 'claw' position and did all the nails at once, hoping they would be a bit more uniform. I also ended up sticking my straw in the polish bottle, as the puddle method just wasn't working (maybe the polishes were a bit thin?).After each colour I trimmed the straw down to prevent contamination!

I like these. I liked them better in real life! There was something about the juxtaposition of the soft, dull matte black and then these flashes of shine and shimmer. I would definitely wear these again, but I'll admit I'm a little put off by the technique. It's not difficult, but it is fiddly and time consuming. Also, I always tape my fingers too tight because by the end they have gone numb!



Tomorrow - matte or drips. Matte, you say? Not sure I've heard of that (LOL)

Remember to check out everyone else's lovely nails!

8 comments:

  1. I totally almost went with this same color scheme!! I love splatter manis!

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    1. I do love the effect. I shouldn't be put off by the effort!

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  2. I love these! Great color choices!

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    1. Thank you! I like these colours together too!

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  3. These are the best splatter nails I have ever seen! I think it may come down to color choices-I love YOURS!

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    1. Thank you! I like to think it was because I did the whole hand together rather than one finger at a time lol. it definitely made for finer splats!

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  4. Ooooh! How awesome! I love metallics together! Fantastic mani Cazzy!

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