I love a good water marble. I just wish there was a way to do it without wasting so much nail polish. I try to dip two fingers at a time, which helps a lot, but I still have a hard time justifying the use of 9+ drops of nail polish for 2 fingers. So, I guess the point is that I have a love/hate relationship with water marbling. Regardless, I want to try featuring it more on this blog since there are endless possibilities for designs and they are really pretty.
For this look I started with 2 coats of LA Colors Energy Source, which is just a basic white creme. Then, I used Sally Hansen Blue Me Away, Sinful Colors Dream On, and a Cosmetic Arts neon green (there's no name on the label) for the design. I just dripped 3 drops of each color, in concentric circles, until I had 2 rings of each color. Then, I just made random designs until I found something I liked. I finished the look with one coat of Essie Matte About You.
These polishes cooperated for the most part, but since they're neon they dry quickly and I didn't work fast enough. A couple times they dried before I finished my design and I had to start all over again. My ring finger was the worst. I had to do that one three times before I had a decent design.
|Photo taken in natural light.|
So have you tried water marbling? Do you have a favorite color combination?
Thanks for reading! :)