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Now splatters are known for their gigantic mess. The splatter really gets everywhere and clean-up is especially terrible when you use a shimmery polish like Essie Penny Talk - the shimmer gets stuck all over your fingers! To create my look, I started with a minty green base from Kaleidoscope. I think the collection name translates to something as Sophisticated Polishaholic? Not sure haha. If you want to see all creme beauties in this check out this post. I needed 2 coats for my base and they applied quite easy - the polish seemed a bit uneven at first but it levels out nicely.
While I was letting my base dry I brushed on the El Corazon Cuticle Defender. Because I always get my fingers stuck together if I do all 5 at once, I now do pinky - middle finger - thumb, and after that my index and ring finger. That way your carefully applied barrier won't be peeled off because it's stuck to another finger...
The first round of splatter is Cirque Colors Carpe Diem, a nice creamy white. Then I added the sparkle using Essie Penny Talk, and finished by adding black with Cirque Colors Memento Mori. I really like how all the colors look together! Obviously after peeling away the latex I wasn't free from clean-up, but it was so much better compared to when I used tape or - the horror - nothing at all! To smooth it out and get a glossy finish, I topped it with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Topcoat.
Do you still do splatters sometimes? And what is your favorite clean-up method?
El Corazon is a Russian brand that has various nailpolish lines and also sells other make-up. You can find it on their own website - they ship internationally. You can also connect with them on Instagram.
If you prefer shopping with a more local e-tailer, why not try Hypnotic Polish? They are located in the Netherlands and also provide worldwide shipping.