Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 20 - Water Marbled

Let's just pretend that this was my first water marbling attempt ever! Tada! Didn't believe me? Yeah, I wouldn't either... I confess, it was not my first or even my second attempt, but I was determined to make something decent for this challenge. My first few attempts were months ago and all of them very unsuccessful. I even had one of my cousins be a guinea pig for me as I repeatedly (and stubbornly) dipped her finger into one marbled pattern after another. She never did get a full manicure (I think I owe her one), but she still recalls the experience fondly ;)

Ever since those failed attempts I have been trying to figure out how to get the pattern out of the water and onto plastic so that I could transfer it to my nail in a less messy and more predictable way. My only problem was that I couldn't figure out how to get the plastic under the marbled image to lift it out until I stumbled on a genius post on More Nail Polish and realized the plastic goes on top of the polish, not underneath... Duh! Make sure to check out her tutorial on the technique. I was so pleased with the result that I have been wearing this manicure all weekend long and that's really saying a lot :)

For the manicure I used Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar and Black on Black

I need to get more practice, but now with a technique that works I'm so excited to try more...

What do you think? Have you tried the out-of-water water marble?

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


  1. Turned out great! I have yet to try water marbling :)

  2. Your nails are beautiful.

  3. This looks SOOOO good!

  4. Thank you so much, I was so happy when they turned out :)

  5. Girl, I am loving most of the nails from this challenge and I'm pinning your nails like crazy to my Pinterest board, Nail Art! These kind of look like pursed lips with the swirls. Can't wait to try this different technique on marbling because so far, me and water and polish do not mix.

  6. @Nails, Actually... thank you so much for your sweet words and for pinning my manicures!!

  7. BRAVO!!!!
    I have battled with marbling for weeks now!! It has became a personal quest to get ONE right. I have read and watched and it just won't come together for me;no idea why.
    Yours are super!!
    Do you do a video tutorial??

  8. @Deborah, it is certainly a struggle for me as well. I am stubborn like, you, will try until I get it right. I don't feel I'm expert enough to create a tutorial (especially a video one). Doubt anyone would want to see me fumbling around!

    For some amazing tutorial check out MySimpleLittlePleasures on youtube
    She is amazing!!


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