Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pollock Splatter Nails

Here are some Jackson Pollock inspired splatter nails. There are a couple techniques you can use to do this manicure, but I used one I found by The Polishaholic. Enjoy!

First paint your nails with a base color. I used Revlon Colorstay in Bare Bones.
Then, cover your cuticles and surrounding finger with tape (this will help a LOT with cleanup).
Put a dollop of your first color on your palette (in my case, I used a plastic lid). I suggest putting a nickel to a quarter-sized amount. 
Take a straw and dip it in the polish. Blow the color over your nail through the straw (using the side not covered in polish :]). It may take a couple of dips in the polish until there's enough on there to blow onto the nail. You may also have to use somewhat forceful breaths. 
Continue with the next color. I suggest kind of doing a light colors first then darker colors sequence.
Take the tape off. Use a Q-tip and nail polish remover and clean up your fingers. 
I used a matte top coat just because I like the effect, but you can use whatever top coat you'd like. 
And you're done!

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