Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Water-marble nail art

I've probably done water-marble nails more times than any other nail art design. Mostly because I'm just not that great at it, and want to keep trying. I can never make it consistent! It just looks so cool when all the nails look similar but I can't do it! I guess I'll just have to accept that my marbles are always going to be a little crazy :P.

Before I continue - two YAY moments; One is that tomorrow Cats'n'nails and myself are swapping guest posts! So check out both our blogs to see what we've come up with. The second is that my Rafflecopter giveaway has been fixed! It wasn't working for some people (like me!), so I contacted them and they fixed the problem. They seem to be really nice people too, so if you're going to do a giveaway, USE THEM! :D


The colours I used for this were all from good brands, which is kind of unusual for me. My theory was that OPI and China Glaze are much more likely to work for water-marbling than my $2 shop polishes - and I was right. The first time I tried this (warning: they're terrible) I went through every single one of my then-70 polish collection, and only three of four spread out on the water. But all of my China Glaze and OPI ones that I have now do :).

Right, so I used:
OPI: Gouda Gouda Two Shoes
OPI: Suzi Loves Cowboys
China Glaze: Purr-fect Plum


I actually started off with different colours, but took them off and did this. I wanted a non-shimmery, glittery manicure, as my last marble nails had heaps of glitter in them. Gouda Gouda Two shoes does have a slight shimmer, but it wasn't enough to worry about.


I forgot to take a photo of my right hand, but it turned out about the same, no huge variations in this one. 
I want to try doing this with just two colours, and again with lots of colours, just to see the difference!


 Oh yeah - if you saw the post a while ago about how I was going to start youtube tutorials soon - not happening :/. My mum neglected to tell me that the auto-focus had broken on the photography camera when she lent it to me, lol. I had spent the last week wondering why I failed at getting it to take close ups of my nails! Soooo maybe one day I'll do it, when I'm rich and famous and can afford a video camera!

Don't forget to put your name in for Take Two!

And here's a cute picture of my guinea pigs, just because they're cute. 



10 comments:

  1. These came out great! I've tried water marbling once. That was an adventure.

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    1. Haha, yeah, I had the same experience the first time... and most other times...

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  2. Ahh These are great I just don't even attempt water marbling I know I will fail hard! Yours are super pretty and I love the Shape of your nails!

    Jazz x

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    1. It is really hard to get right. Domestic Minxes is really good at it if you want to see someone who can do it really well! And yay I'm glad you noticed the shape change, thanks!

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  3. This is such a pretty marble! I really like that lighter pinkish color!

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    1. It's nice eh? It looks brown in some lights, it's quite weird.

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  4. I LOVE this post because of Guinea pigs <3

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    1. Yay! I love guinea pigs. I painted them on my nails awhile ago too, if you wanna see that - http://nailedit1.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/guinea-pig-nail-art.html

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  5. YOUR GUINEA PIGS ARE ADORABLE AND I WANT THEM! On another note, your water marbling looks fantastic! I've only done it twice and both times I was like YOU FAIL AT LIFE JULZ. YOU FAIL AT LIFE. So I might have to try again, I found that my Revlon polishes spread really well too! Ulta3 however, not so much :p

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    1. They're sooo cute eh? Haha don't worry, it doesn't always turn out that good :P. I fail at gradients... I just spent hours trying to make it work! And yeah, the cheap ones are always useless. CR is the cheapest one here and it always goes thick sooo quickly!

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