Buenos dias amigos. I hope you've all had a good Monday. Did you get much snow? I had to scrape 3 inches off my car! As mentioned yesterday, I attempted splatter nails for the first time ever this weekend. I was feeling like I was just swatching, and checking through my last few posts, turned out I was thinking right. So I knew I needed to push myself a wee bit. And boy did this push me!
Don't get me wrong - the actual process is fairly simple (I found a really useful tutorial here) but the clean up! Oh the clean up:( All the tutorials and blogs I looked at recommended putting tape around your nails first to stop getting polish everywhere. But did I listen? Nope. Oh my godness, peeps, I have learnt to listen to those wiser than me. The pictures below show the results after 3 rounds of clean up!
Round 1 - cleaning the polish off my hands with cotton wool and polish remover. Didn't work well, still have golden knuckles.
Round 2 - using a cotton bud soaked in polish remover to try and get the bits near my nails that were covered in black. Didn't really work, just smudged things.
Round 3 - clean up brush to clean cuticles. Limited success.
Ah well, here they are.
I think next time I'll try using a thinner straw, and maybe thin down the polish a bit to make it easier to SPLAT! But I have to say, I'm a bit proud of these. I get so little time to sit down and really do nail art as opposed to swatches, and I'm happy to have tried a new techniques.
I do wish mine were at good at these by Alexis at Glitter Tips though, the girls got a gift!
These were the splats so to speak:) From left to right; Barry M Grey and Black, Nails Inc Old Queen Street, Models Own Gold Rush.
And now for the confusion..........
The base for this mani is Accessorize Pink Spice, shown below. It's a creamy pale pink with a golden shimmer running through it, which translated well from bottle to nail. It had a good application, drying quickly. But..............
..........if you Google Accessorize Pink Spice, you get a totally different colour to the one shown above. It was actually a hugely popular polish a while ago, as it was believed to be a dupe for Mac's Bad Fairy. Here are links to swatches of the 'old' Pink Spice at Lucys Stash and Nailxchange, so you can see what I mean. Odd, very odd. I can't imagine that Accessorize are so hard up for names that they're reusing old ones. Anyone know what's going on here? I'd love to know, cos I'm nosy like that:)
Anyway, toodles for now peeps, speak soon.