Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Splatter Mani

This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme once again had me doing something I've never attempted: a splatter mani. I opted to have a little fun with this one and do a "blood splatter" mani as a tribute to one of my favorite guilty pleasures: the HBO show True Blood! This season has been all over the place in terms of quality (Don't even get me started on all of the completely unnecessary side plots and the WTF ending of the latest episode) but I like that the show doesn't take itself too seriously and isn't afraid to really camp it up.

For my base, I used OPI My Vampire Is Buff. It's a beautiful off white shade and, given the name, right on theme for my True Blood mani--gotta throw in a nod to the show's man candy. ;) Then I used Deborah Lippmann Let It Bleed, from her True Blood collab, to make my blood splatters with. I designated my right hand as my practice hand and ironically enough, I think it actually turned out better than my left hand, where I was really trying. So I'm going to do something I hardly ever do: show you a picture of my right hand. I am really sorry for the terribly awkward position my hand is in. It felt sooooo weird trying to take swatches of my right hand!

I think the hardest part for me was trying to aim the splatter so it went on my nails and getting it to really splatter, rather than just come off the straw in big globs, which is kind of what happened with my right hand. So while my splatter mani may not be perfect, overall it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be--and it's a rare occasion when I can say that about nail art!

Are you a True Blood fan? Have you ever tried a splatter mani? And don't forget to see how my fellow Twinsies' splatter manis turned out today too!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Traci at DrinkCitra


  1. These look so awesome! I love them! I've been wanting to do something like this as a Halloween look, but never have.

  2. I haven't ever watched an episode of true blood! I love My vampire is buff though. Such a pretty polish

  3. This looks like a giant bloody mess! I love it though!

  4. I haven't seen True Blood either! The splatters turned out great!

  5. This is such a cool look! I think it turned out great. I've actually never seen True Blood but would like to one day.

  6. So not a fan of True Blood but absolutely love this tribute mani!

  7. Love it love it love it!!! True Blood is one of my favorites and your mani captures it perfectly!

  8. I loveee true blood! Boyfriend just got me the last season on DVD! And nothing beats a good blood splatter mani!

  9. never got into True Bood but this mani looks pretty awesome!

  10. Ahh this is too awesome! Man...I need to catch up on True Blood lol

  11. This looks great! I read a ton of the books the True Blood series is based on, but I haven't seen a single episode. >.<


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