G is for Graffiti

Hey Guys,

I’ve decided to do a nail tutorial on this funky, colourful, graffiti style look I made up awhile ago. This is my first tutorial so go easy on me! Also I apologise for the photography, silver nail polish & flash don’t mix too well.

Right, to start off this is what you’ll need. Now obviously they don’t have to be the exact same as mine anything similar will do. It tends to work best (in my opinion) if you use pastel colours for the splotches, but then I’ve never really tried darker colours myself. I’ve used Barry M Foil Effects 319, Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Prickly Pear GNP 6, Barry M Mint Green 304 , Barry M Clear 54 & Seventeen Off the Wall Graffiti Nail Effects in Monochrome.


First off paint your nails the silver colour as a base-coat. One coat will do if it’s not too opaque, we’re gonna be adding colours over the top so its doesn’t matter too much!


 Next take your first colour (in this case Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Prickly Pear GNP 6) and paint little patches over your nails. Don’t go too mad, you still want to be able to see the silver and have room for the other colours. With this one I went for one coat as it was bold enough, but if yours is a little thinner then feel free to add an extra coat.


Repeat the step above with your other colours. Don’t worry about being neat, messy is good, make the splotches random and slightly overlapping of the other colours. Now I decided to add in a third colour here as well, which was Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream 309.


Now wait for the colours to dry and paint your graffiti topcoat over the top. You may want to do a coat or two depending on how striking you want the effect to be. Add the clear topcoat to set if you want and voilà you’re done! Easy right? Here’s a picture from my Instagram of ones I did awhile back, using different colours. 🙂


Hope you enjoyed! Let me know if you try it, I’d love to see your versions!

Leave me a comment and let me know if you do 🙂