Friday, 30 November 2012

The BATTLE #4: Neon vs Pastel

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I had some fun with this challenge y'all!


Splatter Mani with a base of Sinful Colors Unicorn




To achieve this look I applied 2 coats of Sinful Colors Unicorn, which is a pastel yellow creme. It looked slightly uneven, but I knew the splatter would cover most of it up so I didn't add a 3rd coat.
Next I splattered on China Glaze Blue Sparrow which is a 'neon' blue with ultra fine glitter, using a straw. Once that dried, I splattered on China Glaze Flying Dragon another 'neon' purple with ultra fine glitter. After that one dried I splattered on my final neon, Pool Party also from China Glaze. It's a super neon pink that always photographs more orange, I think because it leans a little red/pink. I finished up with 1 thick coat of NYC GCS which left my nails glossy and even to the touch.

My last splatter mani was a whole year ago when I was doing the 31 Day Challenge, so I felt like the time was right to give it another go. Even though I completely taped off my nails, the clean up was horrendous! It might have just been the fact that I used neons for the splatter... Anyway the acetone didn't do the trick entirely.

An entire pastel splatter mani would've been fun too! Or a spun sugar mani in neons or pastels, yum reminds me of candy! Maybe I can work those in to another challenge.

If it were up to you, would you pick NEONS or PASTELS ?

Don't forget to check all the other participants Challenge #3 posts:
Two Matejas Creating
An Indie Girl's Passion
Lacquered Tips
My Wondrous Marvellous Obsession
Cats n Nails
Jibber Jabber
Life in Color!



  1. Awesome! Love the contrast between pastel and neon. Any chance of a tutorial? I can never seem to get my polish to actually splatter, I'd love to know your secrets!

    1. Thanks, there are some great tutorials on other blogs already.
      The glitter neons didn't splatter unless I dipped the straw into the bottles, I think the viscosity of the polish effects whether or not it'll make a good splatter. Try using different sized straws?

  2. love splatters! this one is too cool! :)

  3. Nice, but I couldn't bare the mess to clean up!


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