Drip, Drip, Drop!

I’ve seen the dripping manicure look floating around the nail community for quite a while now and decided it was high time I gave it a go myself. And it was SUPER easy!

I started with two coats of Illamasqua Jo’Mina, and did my first set of drips with China Glaze Light as Air. I used no tools for this manicure, just the brushes that come with the polishes. To create the drips, I used the very tip of the brush to place where the ends of the drips would be in two or three places near the middle of the nail. Then I dragged these up towards the tip, and filled in between them to get a drippy droppy splatty shape.

Then I repeated with Illamasqua Baptiste, doing a bit of overlapping for a more varied look (in hindsight, I think Models Own Purple Grey would have looked better). Bit of clean up with acetone and a brush, et voila!

Have you tried the drips manicure? Do you like it or loathe it?

35 thoughts on “Drip, Drip, Drop!

  1. @Helen: Daww, thank you :)! When I first bought Jo’Mina I thought ‘what did I do that for, I have so many lilacs already’ but it’s so unique, isn’t it?

    @Jordan: Thank you! :)

    @Steph: Thanks! It’s pretty easy really, just a bit of trial and error :)

    @Jess: Thanks, I probably will do :) be sure to show me when you do it!

    @Lianne: Thank you! Would love to see yours :)

    @Bettina: Thank you :)

    @Kelly: Thanks! Trust me, it’s not too hard – I wasn’t born magically able to do nail art, it’s all just practice! :)

    @Kimmycph: Thank you! Would love to see :)


  2. LEEEELEEEEEEEEE!!! perFECTION! utter perfection, the glossyness.. your nails! <3 the effort you always put into the looks and how unique they are, love love love! and you know me how i go gaga over purples.. WOOOO!

    really reminds me of ink blots you get, heheee :D xxxxxx

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