Essentially, you dip the end of a straw into some polish and blow a puff of air through the straw to splatter the polish onto your nail. The tutorial I read suggests taping off the skin around your nails, but I simply just used a polish corrector pen when I was done.
The hardest part of the manicure was picking out colors to use. After much deliberation, these are the lacquers I ended up using:
Colors used: Essie Glamour Purse, Urban Outfitters Navy lacquer, Essie Carry On, Deborah Lippman Brick House, Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat (not pictured)
And the finished product:
I think I'll be repeating this technique with different colors in the future! How about you?