Friday, August 12, 2011

*Fail Friday* - Splatter mani gone too far...

So....I wanted to try a splatter mani.  If you haven't seen this yet, the lovely Jen over at The PolishAholic has a tutorial HERE, and has done several beautiful ones. 

Here's the polishes I chose, as I wanted to do kind of a retro one.

L to R: WnW Toss Me A LIFESAVERS, Essie Sand Tropez, Essie, Coat Azure, Essie Little Brown Dress, and Color Club Uptown Dash.

I showed you Color Club Uptown Dash yesterday, that's what I used as my base color.  I need to remind myself to get some smaller straws and attempt this again.

2 fingers with Essie Sand Tropez (forgot to take a pic until I started on my next color).  of course I taped around my nails.

Now enters Essie Little Brown Dress.

I should've really stopped here, but didn't.  I wanted to follow through with my original idea.........even if it turned out to be a fail.

Essie Coat Azure.....actually I think this looks fine.  THIS is where I really should've stopped.

Lastly, WnW Toss Me A LIFESAVERS

 Here's what it looked like after I removed the tape.  A HOT MESS!!!  I didn't even bother doing any clean-up because I removed this right after I took the pics.

Next time I'll definitely try with smaller straws.



  1. the straws that work best for me are the ones they sell in the grocery store "cockail making" aisle that are the little ones meant for cocktails.

    I suppose straws from kid juice boxes are similar!

    Splatters are hard to master on the first try, but try again and I'm sure you'll get it!! :D

  2. lol. The colors looks good, though.

  3. At least you're brave enough to attempt it! I'm still too nervous :P

  4. Maybe coffee stirrers would work better? I don't know cos I haven't had the cahones to try it LOL!

  5. the colours are awesome try again am sure it will work out!

    shel xx

  6. lol sympathy :) you might either be using too much polish or it might be er ... how you blow!! I put a drop of varnish *inside* the straw and then blow really hard and fast and this seems to go a long way. Also blow quite close. But hey, it's such fun isn't it. Its like being 5 again !! much hugs xxx

  7. I think it looked fine when you only had Sand Tropez and Little Brown Dress on. After that it definitely went a little too far and yucky =/


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