I used normal sized straws- I think I bought them from Ikea- though I've heard you can get good results with really thin straws (Thick straws did not work out well for me, they distributed far too much polish!) I chose almost pastely shades- nothing too bright, and my base colour is a lovely pink shimmery polish which I am sure is Natural Collection, but it's years old and at some point got polish spilled all over it so there's no longer any form of label...
|One straw for each polish|
|Natural Collection Pink, XOX Purple, Primark Cornflower, Barry M Fuchsia|
I didn't bother taping up my fingers before I splattered my nails, I just made sure I wiped off the polish with a cotton bud dipped in acetone as soon as I could, before the polish dried- which worked pretty well for me, the end clean up was very fast and easy.
I am rather glad I newspapered my work surface though, it was quite a messy undertaking :)
Anyway, onto the actual nails! :
I think my ring finger and thumb came out best, my index finger is a bit of a fail really, wayyy too much polish got splattered on! I was actually quite surprised at how easy it was, there's no real knack to it- more like blind luck at how the polish comes out! And I really like that you will never ever get the same results twice!
Have you ever tried splatter nails?