Monday, June 10, 2013

Mani-Monday: Monochrome Splatter

This week I created a monochrome nail design with splatter. This nail look may take a bit of patience and work but I think it was all worth it in the end. All you need is two nail polishes. And the simplicity of the colors allows the design to be the main focus. To get this look:
You will need:
Base coat
White nail polish
Black nail polish
Top coat
Drinking straw
Paper plate
Step 1: First, apply your base coat. Then apply two coats of your white polish. I used ‘White Hot’ by Sephora by OPI. Wait a few minutes for your nails to dry a bit. 
Step 2: Next, we are going to use the straw splatter technique (this is the tough and messy part that requires patience). Using your black polish, I used ‘Where's the Soiree’ by Color Club, put a few drops onto the paper plate. Dip your straw into the polish and then point it at your nail. Now, blow through the clean end to create the splatter effect on your nail. The stronger and faster you blow through, the better it works. If it doesn't work the first time don’t give up. You may not have enough polish at the end of your straw. It takes a few tries. Continue and splatter all your nails and then clean up the edges (you may put tape around your nail to make the clean up process easier). 
Step 3: Then, using your black nail polish again, paint half of your nail. Wait a few minutes for your nails to dry
Step 4: Lastly, apply a generous amount of top coat and you’re done with this monochrome nail design.

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