Good morning polished world! Happy Saturday! It's been a crazy busy week for me. Work, life, snow storms....just crazy! I'm so happy the weekend is here so I can finally rest, and hopefully not get sick with something from being so run down.
Today I have a super fun manicure to share with you all! It's been forever since I've done a gradient or splatter manicure, so I thought it would be kind of neat to mix the two together. I searched to see if there were any manicures like this on Pinterest, and sure enough other bloggers beat me to it and there were dozens of neat manicures! I knew I had to try it.
So I started to look through some of my new polishes and I found The Mural of the Story by FingerPaints. I thought this color would look awesome using this technique, and I was right!
Let's take a look!
- FingerPaints - Paper Mache
- FingerPaints - Patent Black
- FingerPaints - The Mural of the Story
Amazing, right!? I think this is one of my all time favorite manicures. So much so that I'm really not wanting to take it off. I started off with a base coat of white polish on all my nails. Then came the fun part. I taped off all my nails because I don't own any liquid latex, and I'm really not planning on buying any. Tape works just as well and I think takes as much time to apply as it does for Liquid Latex to be applied and dry and peel off. Plus, I found when I use tape, I have zero clean up, and I've noticed that some bloggers are left with a mess after using the liquid latex.
Anywho, I'm getting off topic. Once my nails were all taped up, with a make up sponge I did the gradient with The Mural of the Story or Patent Black. Before removing the tape, I added the splatter design. To do this, I use the small, brown coffee stirrer straws. I then removed the tape, added top coat, and admired my manicure.
The Mural of the Story is a gorgeous mint polish. It is one of FingerPaints new colors for 2016 and it does not disappoint. It was described as a neon polish, but I don't think it's neon what so ever, even when you put it over white like I did here with the gradient. Regardless, it's a gorgeous polish with a rich saturated color. I was nervous that the splatter wouldn't show up over the black, but as you can see it did!
What do you think? Fan of this manicure? Think I should do it in every color?!
I just love it so much!
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Until next time, <3.