Mani Monday: Paint Splatter Nails

paint splatter

Minimizing paint splatter is high priority when painting a house or room, but when it comes to this DIY paint splatter manicure, the messier the better. Show off your creativity using the steps below.

What You’ll Need:

  • White nail polish
  • Two contrasting nail polish colors (I used Milani’s “Fresh Teal” and Sally Hansen’s “Fuchsia Power”)
  • Paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Plastic drinking straw
  • Clear top coat
  • Cotton swabs
  • Nail polish remover

The How-To:

  1. Paint on two coats of white nail polish and let dry completely.
  2. Choose the colored polish you would like to “splatter” on your nails first. Drop a small amount onto a paper plate, as shown above.
  3. Cut a straw in half and dip one end into the polish, making sure to coat the entire hole of the straw.
  4. Take a deep breath and blow into the straw. Don’t be alarmed if the polish gets on your skin – it happens.
  5. Repeat steps 2 – 4 with the second colored polish.
  6. Apply a clear top coat.
  7. Clean off the excess polish around your nails and on your skin with cotton swabs and nail polish remover.

By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer

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February 18, 2013