NAIL ART: High Contrast Abstract Splatter Nails

by - May 11, 2022

I think sometimes I forget that I don't have to make things complicated in order to make them impactful. Sometimes it's those fairly easy to put together mani's that end up being both my and other people's favorites. That being said, I do like to be thoughtful when it comes to putting together nail art designs, especially ones that I'll be posting here on the blog, so for this one I ended up adding some visual interest with some subtle drybrushing over a gorgeous base polish as well as some thoughtful placement of my stamping and... I'm sort of obsessed!

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In the past year I've really, really fallen in love with Jen & Berries polishes, though up until now I've really only tried polishes from the brand that were available through PPU. Recently, though, I tagged along with a friend's order and grabbed a couple of the shades that I'd been eyeing up on their website for ages. Honestly, the entire reason that I ended up doing this mani came from wanting to use Ice Stormed The Castle as my base. Described as a "barely blue crelly with an icy blend of microflakies, tiny ultrachrome chameleon/holographic flakies and shimmers", this polish is definitely a frosty wintery shade that is still pretty much perfect all year long, in my opinion. I mean... it's just lovely!

For this mani, I applied two coats of Ice Stormed The Castle to all of my nails and let it dry down before I moved on to my design. 

Before I went in with my stamping, I wanted to add some really subtle interest to the design with some drybrushing. I definitely wanted it to be soft, but with enough presence to not entirely disappear in the design. I decided to go in with some drybrushing at opposite corners of each nail in white and silver holo stamping polishes. I kept it light and I feel like it added a really subtle pop. For my stamping, I decided to use two different but cohesive images from the Nicole Diary 156 Stamping Plate. These images give the look of a combination of spider gel and splattering and I think they give a really fun and playful look. I alternated both the images as well as the direction that I placed the images to give each nail a different overall look while still maintaining cohesion across the nails.

Once I was happy with my stamping, I sealed it in with a nail art top coat and then followed with a quick dry glossy top coat for shine and volume. And voila!

All Products Used
Jen & Berries - Ice Stormed The Castle
Whats Up Nails - Neither Noir
Whats Up Nails - Blanc My Mind*
Whats Up Nails - Welcome To Holowood*
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Cuticula Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat
Nicole Diary 156 Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard

* = PR Gifted

Like I said, this is a really simply put together mani but I definitely think it's one that packs a lot of punch overall and has a fun, playful modern look. If you're into indie polish and you haven't checked out Jen & Berries, yet, I highly recommend heading over to her website and checking out the selection of polishes in her lineup. The formulas of all of the polished I've tried thus far have been really gorgeous. My personal favorites have been white or nearly white crellies, which frequent readers will probably recognize, but there are so many beautiful shades available from the brand so definitely check them out!

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