I'm finally in full-on challenge mode. For the first three weeks of this challenge I was a bit lazy, but I have the next three weeks prepped and ready, and no stamping in sight!
I don't mean to say stamping is the lazy option in every case. I love stamping! I know it's a little art form all of its own, and it can be anything but easy! I just mean that personally I often use stamping as a bit of a cop out - I feel like I should do something more creative. but instead I just stamp something and voila! Instant creative looking nails without brushes and dotting tools and fiddling and squinting.
For today's prompt I've done splatter nails! That's proper fiddling - taping up my fingers, cutting up straws...effort! In the hot Summer heat too. I must be mad! I think it was worth it though.
My base is MUA Pistachio Ice Cream. You can't go wrong with a pretty colour named after something delicious! For the splattering, I used Color Club Pearl District (not green, but I fancied adding a bit of gold), Ciate Ditch The Heels and Color Club Artsy Craftsy. Most of the tutorials I've seen suggest dipping a straw in a puddle of polish, but I find it easier to dip straight in the bottle!
I still felt like it was missing a little something. Glitter! One coat of Darling Diva Polish Pendragon later...
...a strange camouflage manicure appears!