31 Day Challenge: Day 30 (Inspired By A Tutorial)
We’re on the second to last day of the 31 Day Challenge! And today Cris, Sam and I are doing nails inspired by a tutorial. I chose to do a manicure that I’ve been wanting to recreate for months and months and months, the Splatter Manicure by Jen (a super-duper sweetheart!) from The PolishAholic! I’m pretty much head-over-heels in love with the way this turned out so let’s move right along to the pictures.
Day 30: Inspired By A Tutorial (Splatter Mani)
So I absolutely LOVE how this looks! The colors are so bright and cheerful. It honestly looks like I spent ages creating this abstract pattern on my nails when in reality I cranked this sucker out in 20 minutes.
I started out with three thin coats of China Glaze Sea Spray (light grey shimmer). Then once my base polish dried I went to town with my ‘splatter colors’: China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic (dark blue shimmer), Pure Ice Wild Thing (neon green creme), Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter (tiffany blue creme), and Sally Hanson Salon Orange You Cute! (red-orange coral creme). I topped it all off with a thick coat of Seche Vite.
What’s funny is that I didn’t even know I owned Wild Thing and Orange You Cute! until last week. I randomly found them in a storage basket in my room, they’d been hiding there for at least a year or two! It’s nice to know the polishes lasted this long after being neglected for so many years.
Some macro shots for you all, click on this last photo to view it at the original size. You can see the shimmer in the base polish (Sea Spray) much better. Next time I do a splatter mani I want to play around with the size of the straws that I use to see if it makes any difference in the resulting splatter patterns.
So yeah… Meet the newest member of the splatter mani fan club! It’s so fun and easy to do, expect to see a LOT more of these on the blog from now on. Come back tomorrow for the final day, I think it’s gonna be a great send-off for the challenge. Cris, Sammy and I have some fun things in store for Day 31.