There is nothing I enjoy more than discovering new (to me, at least) polish brands!
And my favourite place for finding new polishes is Marshalls/Winners. They always seem to have interesting brands that I’ve never heard of before (and amazing deals on those polish brands I just love!) There is a Marshalls by work that I’m always visiting, and when I popped in a little while ago I saw a nail polish set by a brand called My Beauty Spot, so naturally I had to pick it up to try them out. I liked the polishes so much, that when I dragged the hubby to Winners a few days later I saw another set and decided to pick it up too!
The colours were so bright and vibrant I decided to combine them together in a saran wrap splatter design.
The polishes I used for this manicure were:
- Essie Cabana Boy (base colour)
- My Beauty Spot colours in pink, lime green, blurple, and teal.
- Essie Gel Setter.
- Crinkled up Saran Wrap/Plastic Wrap/Plastic Bag
The steps to achieve this design:
- Base your nails with your base coat of choice (I love Nailtek 2 and Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein.)
- After your base coat has dried, paint your nails with your base colour (Essie Cabana Boy) and seal in with a quick dry top coat (Essie Gel Setter)
- After you’ve let your base colour dry for a couple of minutes, take your Saran wrap and rip up and crinkle four balls. You can also use a plastic grocery bag if you don’t have Saran Wrap. Make sure you have enough for all your colours.
- Using one colour at a time, paint you polish onto your crinkled plastic wrap ball and dab onto the nail to create a “splatter” look. I always try to apply to different areas of my nails, only overlapping my colours slightly. Also, if you feel like you’ve applied too much polish to your plastic, dab once onto paper towel before your nail.
- Once you’ve applied all of your colours to your nails, and like how everything looks, you can apply your quick dry top coat to seal in your design.
- Use a small brush dipped in acetone to remove any polish that got on your skin (or you can apply a peel off around your cuticles before painting to protect your skin!)
What do you think of these saran wrap splatter nails?
I love creating a splatter look this way, instead of the traditional way (with a straw), because I find it’s a lot less mess to clean up afterwards but still has a very similar effect!
Have a great day everyone!