4th of July Jackson Pollock Nails!

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Themed nails might be my favorite kind of nail to paint. These splatter nails are not only festive, but great for when I’m feeling lazy/lacking in skills for details.

I first tried out these splatter nails (or Jackson Pollock nails for you art historians) many years ago. The tutorial popped up on my Pinterest feed again recently, and I thought it would be the perfect way to get my nails ready for some Independence Day shenanigans. And obviously, you can do whatever colors you want, which is fun; it’s a bit like those splatter paint wheels I use to play with when I was younger.

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Here’s my first non-patriotic go at the splatter nails 🙂

Here is the original tutorial I used to create these mini pieces of artwork.

Via Pretty Gossip

Now, I personally didn’t bother with taping my fingers, I just made a big mess and cleaned it up afterwards. Also, it’s important to note the quality of the nail polish you choose does make a difference. If it is too old/cheap/thicker you’re going to pass out trying to blow through the straw to get the paint onto your nail. The nicer the quality and thinner the polish and the easier that part becomes. I also find it easier to just paint some polish onto the end of the straw rather than trying to dump out a blob and place the straw in it 10 times. But to each their own!

The skill level of this is very low, it’s just more physical than most nail painting adventures. Don’t be frustrated if the nail polish splatters everywhere except your nail… because I was starting to think the nail polish was mocking me for a while there.

So grab a straw, get to splattering and have fun! 

xx Have a happy and safe holiday! xx

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