I like giving myself manicures. In college, I gave myself a manicure every time I got sad or bored. (This was before I discovered that food can be used to cure those things, too.) So, in general, I am in favor of new manicure ideas. I found this one on Pinterest:
The tutorial also claimed that it was super duper easy, so I declared myself able and onward I forged.
I started out with a base coat of white.
And then I gathered the other materials.
The tutorial I read said to tape off your fingers with Scotch tape to avoid splattering nail polish on your fingers, but I am very lazy and also cheap, and I didn’t want to use up a bunch of tape on my fingers. I’d read somewhere else that you can use Vaseline to accomplish same, and I had a giant tub of Vaseline that I bought for another pin test, so I decided to use that.
(You would not believe how amused my shopping partner was when I loaded a giant tub of off-brand Vaseline into my basket. “What are you gonna do with that? Hurr hurr hurr, you little minx. Hurr hurr.)
This is where things got complicated. The object is to get some nail polish on the straw and then blow to spatter. I don’t know if I’m just not a great blower (hurr hurr) or what, but my blows left something to be desired (hurr HURR!).
I kept trying, though, because I am a trooper, and I will blow til the job is done (hurr). After a while, I figured out I wasn’t getting enough nail polish on the straw, and also, I had to blow harder. (OMG, stop.) I got a little overzealous, as you can see.
The result is a little like Jackson Polluck snorted Skittles and then blew his nose on my fingernails. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, necessarily.
Also, Vaseline rocks my world. (Hurrrr hurrrr hurrr.) It was way easy to wipe up the mess from my fingers with a paper towel.
You should know that, by the time I moved on to my right hand, my blowing technique (hurrdeehurrhurr) had gotten better. This is probably the only time in my life that the manicure on my right hand will look better than the one on my left hand, so you should take a look at that, too.
Messy, but totally worth getting to write a post with a gajillion blow jokes.