Hi everyone. Today I am staying in chevron designs and I present you my chevron splatter nails.
Yesterday I was wondering about a next design and splatter nails crossed my mind, but I wasn’t sure… Then, I saw Mina’s Splash of Colors and I got inspired. She made such a beautiful and colorful splatter. I love it! Check out her Cubbiful blog. She is amazing, talented and loves colors like me.
I started this design with a light pink base, which looks almost white. It is Essie (no. 14 Fiji). I let it dry for about 3-4 hours and then proceeded to the splattering. I taped my fingers in a chevron (triangle) shape and also put some tape around my cuticles to avoid excessive clean-up.
The three colors that I used are: raspberry pink from W7 (no. 39 Pink Paradise), light pink W7 (no. 19 Baby Pink) and a nail polish from a Dutch drugstore Hema (no. 836).
Even though I put tape everywhere around my nails, the clean-up was massive! I even had some splatters on my arms. Hahaha… The blue nail polish ended up flooding my cuticles and it was really hard to get it off! Once I managed to clean up most of the mess, there were still some stains left. I put some natural cocoa butter around my cuticles and left it for good 30 minutes. Then I gently rubbed off the stains with a Q-tip. It also made my cuticles really moisturized and that is always a big plus! I am planning on buying some natural oils and make my own cuticle oil. I will probably make a blog post about, so stay tuned (“stay tuned” ?! Is that even appropriate to write on a blog?)
There is lots of flaws in these chevron splatter nails (don’t look at my smudged middle finger and my terrible pinky!), but I still really like this design and the color combo. Plus splatter nails are always fun to make and a bit frustrating too, because the damn polish never lands where you want it to!
Please let me know your thoughts on these chevron splatter nails in the comments :)