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Splats and Stripes

29 August 2013

I love love love Splat nails.  You probably all know this by now.

I also love love love using striping tape.

So I decided to combine the two!

To do this I used the following polishes:

  • Sinful Colours - Snow White
  • Barry M Gelly Mango
  • Barry M Gelly Key Lime
  • Barry M Gelly Pomegranate
  • Barry M Gelly Guava (can you tell these are my favourite polishes at the moment)
  • and of course OPI Nail Envy and Sally Hansen Insta-Dry
The manicure is easy to do:

  1. Base coat first.
  2. Then two coats of sinful colours in white.
  3. Next, use Sally Hansen Insta-Dry to ensure the base colour is completely dry.
  4. Once you're positive it's dry, apply striping tape in any pattern you want.  I wanted to create a sun ray type look.  Remember what order you put them down so that you can remove them in the reverse order.
  5. Working nail by nail, use medium sized straws to blow your polish at your nail.  Vary the distance to get different sized "splodges".
  6. Remove the tape quickly and in the reverse order to how you applied them.
  7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 for each nail.
  8. Once the polish is completely dry, clean up and add a top coat.
And voila!  The clean-up for this manicure actually takes longer than the doing!

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