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 :)