Ever wanted to try some nail art but you just don’t feel like you have the skill or the time? Do you love the look of modern, abstract art? If so, keep reading because today’s guest is going to show you how to achieve a super easy nail art look in minutes (no fine art skills required!)
Jessica is my closest nail art friend. I met her at the beginning of my adventures in nails last summer. She’s supported me through many ups and downs (in the nail art world and outside) and we speak every day. You may remember Jessica from when I reviewed some of her nail polish line – Drip Drop Paint. If you missed it, you can see it HERE.
Today Jessica is going to show us one of her favorite nail art techniques: splatter paint nails.
When Nail That Accent asked me to show you one of my favorite nail art techniques I jumped at the opportunity. Lindsay and I have been nail pals since we both started Instagram. We share tips and tricks of the trade and have been genuinely supportive of each other both in and outside of the nail world.
I decided to do one of my favorite techniques: Splatter Paint Nails. I like this method because no matter what color combination you use, your nails will always look unique. This style is very abstract and fun!!
I also thought this would be a great opportunity to reach out to younger artists and people that don’t have a lot of money to spend on high end polishes, because you can use almost any polish for splatter paint nails. Consider this to be “Nail That Accent” on a budget!
FRESH PAINT is a nail polish brand that can be found in a store called 5below in the US. They usually retail for 3 for $5.00 and they are always opaque, have a great formula, and are easy to work with.
The colors I used for these splatter paint nails:
- Pink: lollipop hammer
- Orange: guava
- Green: honeydew
- Purple: passion fruit
You will also need:
- Coffee stirrer straws/bartender straws
- Rica’s glossy glam topcoat
- (You can use your favorite topcoat)
1. Paint 2 coats of a base color.
2. Add topcoat. Let dry.
3. Cut your straws in half, and use one for each color.
4. Put a small amount of the first color that you want to splatter, onto a piece of paper of your work area.
5. Dip your straw into the polish. Blow through the straw, onto the nail. (I recommend blowing hard, in short bursts)
7. Let dry for about 10 minutes and add your favorite topcoat.
This little project can be a little messy for first timers, but it gets easier and less messy with practice. The aftermath is gorgeous and worth the extra clean up.
I hope this helps!!
Thanks Jessica for sharing this really fun and easy technique! I always love your splatter paint nails and these ones are no exception – fantastic!
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Until next time,