The One With FingerPaints The Mural of the Story

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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!

Colors Used:
  • 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!

FingerPaints new polishes are available now at Sally Beauty!  Head on over to pick up your bottles today!

Until next time, <3.

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