The other night I was stuck for a quick nail art idea, when my friend suggested paint-splatter nails (he's some paintball-crazy guy). I figured it would be quick enough, and got to work.
The end result only lasted overnight, until I re-did them before leaving for school the next day. Nail art fail? Possibly.
I didn't absolutely hate these, since I actually contemplated leaving them on, except that my right hand had WAY too much yellow paint on it, so it looked kind of... gross. No photo; apologies.
To get this look, I started with a base of A England Jane Eyre, and waited to it to be almost completely dry. Next, I took an old toothbrush and dipped the ends of the bristles in acrylic paint; then I pulled back the bristles with my thumb, let go, and just kind of let the polish fling itself onto the nail. Did that make any sense at all?
I repeated this process with acrylic paints in nude, red, brown, yellow, and more nude.
Now for the best part! Make sure to topcoat before cleaning up. Sit around and wait for that to dry, with your nails and finger still all splattered. Once they're dry, just go wash your hands with soap and water, and scrub around your nails with a nail brush. Ta-da, all the mess is gone! Ah, the wonders of water-soluble acrylic paint. Practically-cleanup-free manicures FTW.
So do you think this is one big mess of a nail fail? Or do you somehow manage to see the abstract art in it all? Let me know in the comments! :)