Summer Challenge Day 20: Water Marbled
Water Marbling is the most difficult mani in this challenge imo. I’ve never tried it before. Stay tuned to found out if I’ll ever do it again ;)
I started out by painting my nails white with Models Own “Snow White", which is a plain white crème. I wanted to use it as underwear for these three polishes:
|China Glaze: Rodeo Fanatic, 108 degrees, Stella|
And then I started putting drops of polish into the water. Pretty soon the drops stopped spreading out like they’re supposed to. I made my pattern in the water with an orange stick, and then I dipped my nails into the water, two nails at a time.
Here’s the final result:
After a couple of minutes the polish started making little bubbles from underneath, leaving white blobs all over my nails. If any of you know the reason, I would love to hear it!
And here’s my thumb nail, that’s the one I liked the best!
All in all I don’t consider this a success, but I thought that I’d give it another go just to see if that would turn out just as badly.
This time I used these three polishes:
|Finger Paints: Vintage Violet, Sinful Colors: Folly, Essence: Style for Summernights|
Same water, same temperature, same tools and same method. Drip, drip, drip, polish into the water, make a pattern with an orange stick and dip the nails. I made more drips this time to see if I could get the pattern to be more “water marble-ish”.
And here’s how it ended up looking like:
Another shot of it:
So, is water marbling something that I enjoyed trying? No, it’s not. I find it too time consuming and I feel that it’s a huge waste of polish.
Is it my style? No, it’s too random for me, and too difficult to make a nice pattern.
Will I try it again? Yeah, probably once or twice more, just because I can.
Have you tried water marbling? If yes, are you good at it? Please share your secret! :)
There are other Danish girls who also tried to water marble today. You should definitely check their blogs out to see what they came up with.
Stay tuned the day after tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel – for nails inspired by a colour! I promise it’ll be very interesting to see how I interpret that!