Spatter Tutorial

I really loved the blood spatter nails I did for Halloween last week, so I thought I’d give them another go, and do a quick tutorial as I did it.

Start off with your base colour, I used Models Own White Light HyperGel (I found the HyperGel’s are great for this as they’re quite thick.) Wait until it’s completely dry. Don’t worry if it’s a little messy, because it gets messier!

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You will need a straw, some scissors, tape, polish, and something to protect the surface you’re working on. Cut the straw down to size, I found cutting it into quarters was perfect. The polish I used was Models Own Blue Glint and Cerise Shine, and Pukka Purple.

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Tape off around your nails to help with clean up. I didn’t do this for the blood spatter ones, and I wish I had because this one was so much quicker to clean up!

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Drop a dollop of polish onto a piece of paper (plastic, foil, whatever you like to use) and dip the straw into it, so it creates a film across the hole. If your polish is quite thin it won’t work.

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Hold the straw above your nail and blow hard. The closer you hold the straw, the larger the spatter!

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Repeat until you’re happy with the results. I like to mix up the order, so for example I started with pink on a few nails, purple and blue on others, then the same for whatever colour I used next.

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Add top coat, clean up with acetone, use some moisturiser or cuticle oil, and voila!

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Have you tried spatter nails before?

Lyndsey 🙂