Holographic Splatter Manicure

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HOW awesome is this? I’d been wanting to try out a splatter manicure for quite a while – you know, the one where you dip a drinking straw in nail polish and blow it sharply across your nails. I finally got round to it last weekend, and decided that a selection of holographic polishes would make the most awesome finish.

Unfortunately I just couldn’t get the hang of it! In the end, Colin helped out and pretty much did it all for me – but we still managed to make a massive mess! I taped my fingers off beforehand the same way you would for a water marble, because I knew it would be a bit messy but I didn’t expect THIS much mess…

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See?! Haha, ridiculous and a HUGE waste of precious (expensive!) holographic polishes but it was fun and frankly, it looks amazing. I can say that because I didn’t do most of it. ;-)

The base colour is Charmaine from The Make Up Store, and the splatter colours are The Make Up Store’s Britta (pink), GOSH Holographic* (silver) and China Glaze LOL (purple). I’m loving the Make Up Store polishes recently, I’ll definitely be posting about those soon!

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Have you ever tried a splatter manicure? What did you find was the best way to limit the amount of polish waste and mess?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17119069900772965967 Alma Bunny

    My god, that’s absolutely brilliant. I never thought of a holo splatter. And it’s still somewhat linear after all the splatters!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00906778740767771153 Kumiko Mae

    how you managed to make it so flat and even, bewilders me!

  • http://anniescolors.wordpress.com/ anniescolors

    It looks amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02922854950859400817 LadyBugSays …

    This looks amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06149626959875048990 Aysh

    Wow! Haha even though its very messy, there’s no doubt it looks fantastic! :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08386900981270177443 polishloving

    D: beautiful <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06901338282390452546 Lucy

    This is very beautiful. Maybe good for a special occasion so you’re not wasting polish just to wear it around the house!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10767480902389173498 Shannon-Lee

    I am so sorry the one Makeup Store we had closed down! Awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03747587793507845506 Sally Rainydayfaces

    This is the most beautiful selection of colours for this effect. It looks awesome! The more splatter effect nails I see the more I want to try it.