Sunday, September 21, 2014

Nail Art: #31DC2014 Day 20 Water Marble

The dreaded water marble day! I of course am a day late, but I  technically had these done on time. I just had to take photos today. Anyway, water marbling is really cool looking, but really difficult to do well. I think water marble was one of the things that got me hooked on nail art. For this challenge, I wanted to do three colors that looked very fall, but one refused to cooperate, so I changed my plans. I used OPI Miami Beet (my first OPI ever!), Vant to Bite My Neck?, and San Tan-Tonio. San Tan-Tonio was the difficult one. It would spread really well on the water surface, but then when I went to add another color it wouldn't let it spread. Oh well, Miami Beet and VTBMN worked really well together, and I just added San Tan-Tonio by dotting it on along the lines. 






I loved how these turned out! It actually worked, if you forget about the issues with the tan. I find that OPI water marbles really well, so I usually go for those first. I really wanted to create a teal marble, but alas, my colors weren't working. Ugh, I really want to get caught up in this challenge soon! I have "Inspired by a Color" prepped but posting tomorrow morning! I hope you like this one!




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28 comments:

  1. This looks great! I'm glad the tan didn't work out because I love those dots! ;P
    I've never thought to marble with OPI's! I'll totally try them out.

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  2. Haha, thanks! Yeah, the OPIs usually work well. I keep trying my China Glazes to no avail.

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  3. Bummer about San Tan-Tonio but the final look is really gorgeous!

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  4. Well that's one way to show a stubborn polish who's boss! Gorgeous marble underneath it, and I love the color palette!

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  5. The Dalai Lama's NailsSeptember 23, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    what a pretty water marble! I have such a hard time with them!

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  6. What a fun choice of colors! I love the nude color mixed in with the bold colors. Then polka dots ON TOP of marbling...fab. Love it!

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  7. Yeah, I was annoyed, but my designs don't usually work out how I view them in my head. I like the end result too!

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  8. I love the color combo and love water marbles!!! I really need to try to find time to do them more, especially since all the ones I've been seeing are super inspiring!

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  9. Love your choice of colors and the dots added! Beautifully done!

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  10. This is so beautiful! Your color choices were great together!

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  11. This is fab! Love the accent dotting too. :)

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  12. Thank you! I know I always want to do them when I see Mucking Fusser's designs on IG! She is the water marble queen!

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  13. Thank you! I wanted to try for using polishes from a fall collection, but I didn't have enough that fit together nicely.

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  14. Thank you! I'm a huge fan of jewel tones and the tan just kind of brought it together.

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  15. This looks awesome!! You did a great job! I've never tried OPI for water marbling but I'll have to try them out soon. My go to for marbles is normally Zoya!

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  16. Hey, you have to think on your feet (hands...?) when it comes to nail art. Genius to add the dots! All these beautiful watermarbles I'm seeing are making me kinda want to try this...

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  17. Haha, I like the analogy. You should try it!

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  18. Oh I've never tried Zoya for water marbling, I'll have to get to it!

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  19. This water marble is fantastic! The colors work really well together and it looks so clean!

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