Monday, 23 July 2012

Challenge Week 43: Water Marble nails!!!

I've missed posting this week- I'm so sorry I've been AWOL, I've spent all of my free time sleeping, suffering with terrible hay fever, and planning this years Brownie Pack Holiday (only 2 weeks to go, and I still have a lot to do!) Unfortunately this left me no time to do fun things like actually get blog posts written- which has been especially annoying this week as I have several posts I really want to get done, just no time put them together!

Anyway, this weeks 52 week challenge (which I'm thankfully still up-to-date with) theme is water marbling, another theme I was more than a little nervous about- I've never tried it before, and I've been avoiding it for so long because it looks so hard!!!

In actual fact it didn't go too badly, I only fudged up 2 nails before getting the hang of it and I'm very happy with the result :) I used a white base coat (Models Own Snow White, of course) and picked out 3 quite pastely shades; XOX Purple, Models Own Beth's Blue and Barry M Shocking Pink- I thought they worked well together, and I was hoping to formula would all work for marbling (which they did!).










Look- it didn't come out bad at all! Some nails are better than others (I think I like my ring finger best) but I'm really pleased :) I like the colours too- it reminds me of ice cream and sauces melting into each other.

I used vaseline to protect my fingers rather than tape- I originally tried two fingers with tape, and the tape kept the polish off my fingers OK, but when I tried to remove it, it ended up taking ALL of the polish with it...- the vaseline just rubs off easily with a cotton bud (the vaseline doesn't allow the polish to adhere to your skin at all!) and I made a bit of a (total) mess but thankfully I set up a tray to use as a workspace!

The only slight problem I had is that the layer or water marbled polish shrunk a little on my nail as it dried. But I love it anyway!!!!! :)


Have you ever attempted water marbling? If not, you should- it's actually not that hard :)



                                                                                                                  xGretalRabbitx

8 comments:

  1. Omg that's so cool! Is it honestly easy to do?! It looks really difficult!

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks :) No it really isn't that hard- a bit messy and time consuming, but all you do is drop polish into water, swirl it around a bit and dip your finger in!
      xGretalRabbitx

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  2. Amazing! Need to do mine, I seem to be slacking a bit!

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    1. Aww thank you :) Oh well, life gets in the way... (these challenges are the only posts I've done in a week!)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  3. I love this colour combo!!! :D

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    1. Thank you! I love it too :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  4. that looks sooooo cool im going 2 try it!

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    1. Thanks :) Good luck! (let me know how it goes)
      xGretalRabbitx

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