Saturday, April 27, 2013

Untried Polish Challenge Day Three: Three Colors

Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Friday. I am really excited to see what everyone did for their challenge today. I'm sticking with the order that was given to us because that is easiest for me. For day three, three colors, I attempted to do splatter nail art. I have done this once before and I was a bit dismayed to realize that this time was just as messy as last time. Last time I tried to use the brush to gently drip/splatter polish across each nail and, instead, ended up with a pretty big gloopy mess. This time I used those tiny red coffee straw/stirrers and attempted to splatter the polish on each nail by blowing the polish. This was a little better, but I still got a huge spot of paint here and there. Here are the results:

Polishes used (from left to right) are Dangerous Affair (Ciate), Jancyn (Zoya), and Power Dressing (Ciate)

Here is the splatter effect as seen in the sunlight

Here is the splatter effect at a different angle

I finished the design with a matte top coat from Warpaint Beauty (bought at Hot Topic) because I feel that the matte gives it a more artistic feeling. You can see that there are a few big splotches here and there. However, this is much better looking than the first time I tried this technique (I don't have a picture of that though). I wouldn't recommend this technique if you (like me) are easily upset when you get messy or when things don't go perfectly. However, if you have done this with a better outcome I'd love to know how you did it. 

Make sure you take a look at the other ladies who are also doing this challenge (in alphabetical order):
Amy at Fancy Side
Blueberry Pie at Blueberry Pie
Jonochi at Just Add Polish
Masha at Lost in Lacquer
Raine at Lacquer Lily
Sam at Polished Art

Lastly, I am currently in the process of adding my new polishes to my etsy store so feel free to take a look if you'd like. Happy challenge to you all!


12 comments:

  1. I haven't tried the splatter mani yet. I love your color choices. So pretty together.

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    1. It's pretty messy but if you choose the right colors it's a good mani. I've heard some people mix a little bot of polish with thinner to make it easier to apply.

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    2. I could see that working. Maybe I'll give it a go at some point. You've inspired me. ;-)

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    3. I definitely would love to see how that turns out.

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  2. I've never tried splattering over naked nails. I love it!

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    1. Thank you! That was partially me being a little lazy :P

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  3. your splatter looks really good! I really like the fun colours :)

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    1. Thank you! That's so nice to hear :)

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  4. I love the matte finish on this. The one time I attempted a splatter I just ended up with blobs lol.

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    1. That happened to me the first time and I thought matte might save it. It helped a little lol.

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  5. I haven't done splatter in so long. Great job! I think I'll Have to break those out realn soon.

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