I generally need a day’s leave if I want to do a water marble mani, or at least I wait until I have a day off to take it on. When a leave day dawned and my nails were naked, I grabbed the opportunity to do a water marble again. There are tons of water marble tutorials online and loads of people can share the technique with you better than I can. My Simple Little Pleasures is a water marble genius and I often watch her videos to try and catch tips and figure out how I can improve my technique. It is worth the data!
For this mani I started off with a base coat of OPI Nail Envy. I painted two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White on my index, middle and ring nails. I painted my thumb and pinky with two coats of China Glaze Tart-y for the Party. I used Snow Me White and Tart-y for the Party to create my bullseye on the surface of the water, used a toothpick to draw a pattern in the polish and dipped my fingers into the pattern one by one. I am by no means good enough at marbling yet to try and dip more than one finger at a time! I had a different colour scheme in mind when I started trying to marble, but none of the other polishes I tried would spread well in the water making it impossible to use them. Snow Me White was spreading well and when I tried Tart-y for the Party it spread like a boss, so I changed my entire plan for the mani. I taped around my cuticles and the tip of my fingers to try and minimize mess as this can be quite a mission to clean up if you don’t try to prevent it somehow. I carefully removed the tape and cleaned up with my clean up brush and acetone. I painted a coat of a glitter topper over my thumb and pinky. I wish I could tell you the brand or name of this glitter, but it was given to me by someone else and all she could tell me was that she bought it as some Chinese shop. No clear indication of brand and no name. It contains holographic lilac hexes, matte white hexes and white bar glitter. I loved this glitter so much I was able to see past the bar glitter which I normally steer clear of. I sealed everything in with Seche Vite top coat.
What do you think? Would you attempt to do a water marble if you haven’t already?