09 July 2012

Jackson Pollock Style Nails - NOTD

jackson pollock style splatter nails notd nail polish art 1 jackson pollock style splatter nails notd nail polish art 3 jackson pollock style splatter nails notd nail polish art 2 I decided to give splatter nails ago after seeing them on Chalkboard Nails. My favourite is this one with white, gold, red and black on a grey base. If only I didn't give my gold polish away I could have tried it. It could work with silver though? I'm also thinking what would happen if you tried to use a glitter polish?

The key to this is taping your fingers so there is only a little bit of clean up at the end. You look a bit weird, check my week in photos post, but it's a life saver. It also definitely depends on which polishes you use. I found thinner one's didn't work so well. Pick polishes that only need one or two coats, they tend to work better.

For this particular one I used Essie Mint Candy Apple as the base then Avon Licorice* and Models Own Snow White for the splatter. I did try to add Revlon Minted but it didn't work. You can probably see a few splotches of it but I found it wouldn't splatter. I also added Essie's Matte About You which I much prefer, it just looks so much better matte. I also found that this made it easier to photograph.

If you want to know how to do this nail art you can follow Meg's video.

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10 comments

  1. AW these are so cute :) think I'm going to have to give these a go! xx

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  2. Looks brilliant, and messy :) x

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  3. These look *amazing*!! And the colours you used make it look like marble! Defo trying out this now!

    Alice

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  4. This is so cool, I love it! x

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  5. they are awesome. i used to love doing jackson pollock studies in art because they were so easy!

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  6. absolutely love this trend! but maybe i'm biased because I adore Pollock :)

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  7. uh uh uh, really pretty, you always have this nice tips, thank you for sharing :)

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