Splatter-day Saturday!

Hi everyone! I normally don't post on the weekends, but I have another blogger group mani! Splatters! Oh my, did things get messy haha. If you've never done a splatter mani before, you should really prepare yourself ;)

Basically, a splatter mani is when you dip a straw (yes, a drinking straw) into nail polish and then, by blowing through the other end of the straw with a fast puff of air onto your nail, you get a splatter effect.

Let's get to some pictures!

Close-up shot

The possibilities for polish for splatters is endless. You can paint your base any color and any design, then you can splatter with 1 color or go crazy with it and do more!  For my splatter, I did 1 coat of Color Club Where's the Soiree?, which is a 1 coater black. Then I layered 1 coat of Joe Fresh Twilight over it, which is a sheer black with iridescent flakies. Then I matted it using China Glaze Matte Magic. For the splatter itself, I used OPI Love is  Racket.

Useful tip when splattering: tape around your nail with scotch tape, so when you start the splatter, you can minimize your clean up time.

Soooo.. thoughts? Have you attempted splatters before? What were your favorite color combos?

Don't forget to check out the other lovely bloggers who are participating in Splatter-day Saturday!


Nail-venturous Lacquers - Burst of Blue

Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend :)
I own a bunch of indie polishes these days, and I'm rearing up to show them to you sooner than later :)

Today's indie polish comes from Amy at I'm Feeling Nail-venturous. You may have heard about her and her awesome polishes (Floam, you will one day be mine!). The last time she opened her Etsy Shop, I had a bunch of pretties in my cart, and I swore I was working fast! But by the time I checked out, all but 1 was available...that polish was Burst of Blue. At least I was lucky enough to nab 1, right?!?! :)

What can I say? I love it!! Burst of Blue consists of all matte glitters suspended in a clear base, which is a first for me because all of my glitters are shiny! There are small black and blue hex glitters with large white bar and hex glitters. This is perfect for layering (as you see in the first picture) or wearing it on its own by building up your coats. The formula, as with most glitters, is a little on the thick side, but as you can see, I got awesome coverage and I had no problem with getting a even distribution of every glitter type on the nail.

Right now, because of the shortage of polish base, indie polish makers are finding it very difficult to re-stock. But keep an eye on Amy's Facebook and Etsy shop, as well as on Ninja-Polish, where some of Amy's polishes are also sold, to be up to date on when her polishes will be available!

Soooooooooooo.....thoughts?? Do you have any Nail-venturous polishes?

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