This post isn’t going to quite be a rant post like Alaina’s at The Little Canvas, but if I’m being honest I have to tell you I hate water marbling. It’s so messy and no matter how I try to swirl the water, I never get a consistent pattern on my nails and I can’t take the asymmetry!! It’s so frustrating. Some nails have a crisp swirl, some have just kind of an irregular smattering of color, some have fat swirls, some have skinny. It just drives me crazy. And the clean up is atrocious!! Even if I cuticle oil up my fingers to keep the polish from sticking, it still smears all around while I’m cleaning up and drives me absolutely up the wall. I think I’ll be leaving all the water marbles to all the other bloggers out there from now on. 🙂
The water marbling I’m trying to emulate is this one I found on Pinterest:
The website it’s from is esmaltesdakelly.blogspot.com, so please go there and see her awesome work for yourself. I wouldn’t have even posted the picture if I could have found them on her blog. I couldn’t find this post, therefore I couldn’t just link you to them so… I hope I’m not a terrible picture-stealing-blogger for doing this!
I love these nails! They look like oil slicks, only they’re not. I wanted to replicate these soooo bad. Yesterday’s nails were me trying to copy them, failed, and here is today’s attempt. Click on it to enlarge.
They did NOT turn out like the nails I wanted to copy! 😦 If anyone can find those nails on that blog, and then read it and tell me how she did it I will love you forever. That is very likely the ONLY water marble I would bother trying in the foreseeable future. Her’s look soooo good! Mine… are subtle. Not hideous, but not worth all the trouble.
Polishes I Used:
- Base coat- SH Hard as Nails
- Base color- FP Black Expressionism
- For marbling- Sinful Colors Out Of This World, Revlon Royal, Sinful Colors Irish Green, Cover Girl Grapevine and Orly Mysterious Curse.
Do you have any idea how the nails I’m trying to copy were done? Are you a fan or foe of water marbling? Let me know what you think! Thank you all so much for reading! 🙂 Till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀