Monday, July 27, 2015

Isadora ~ Marzipan



Isadora ~ Marzipan
Mint green crème used in a water marble mani

“Mint green?”, I hear you say out loud. “Mint green isn’t her colour at all!”
And you’re right, it isn’t my colour. I hardly ever wear pastels, but this particular polish has been catching my eye for a while. Every time I saw it in the nail polish rack in the stores I found myself looking at it. I put it back every time though, because it’s a pastel dagnabbit!

Check out for yourself:


In the end I had to give in and just buy the damn polish, and today’s the day I’m going to actually wear it. I am aware that I’m not going to like it on me on its own, so I went for a water marble. Yes, I’m still practicing that technique :D

I started with one coat of Marzipan on all the nails, and it covers well, so one more coat would have done the trick. Instead I made a gradient on my pointer and my pinkie with another Isadora: Crown Jewel, which is a lovely shimmer purple. That’s the same polish I used for the water marble on the other two nails.

Take a look at my final mani:


There’s a layer of iridescent glitter over the whole thing, it’s Jordana’s “Lunar Lights”.


Here’s a picture taken in different lightning so you can see the iridescent glitters better.


And here are the pretty polishes:


What I learned about water marbling today:

  • Do test if the polishes spread in the water before you decide which polish you’re going to use as your base colour
  • If you’re dunking more than one finger into the water at a time, make sure you dunk them at the exact same time!
  • Practice, practice, practice!

22 comments:

  1. Lovely marble and gradient - I see you're practising marble - I did it last week but I'm not satisfied, I kind of ruined it when I was cleaning the water - pressed the cotton bud to the polish on nails still in water by accident :P

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    1. I am practicing as often as time permits it, I think it's great that it finally works. I have had trouble with the nails still in the water too, when I move the cotton bud around on the water to remove polish from the surface :D

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  2. I like mintgreen and Marzipan is a very nice version of the color. Love the marble!

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    1. I am thrilled to hear that, thanks :)

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  3. Hahaha, polishes can be insisting like that :D
    Alltho I would have loved to see a mani where I could see more of it, I really like the result here :)

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    1. Marzipan is extremely insisting, hahaha! :D
      It's not really my colour though so I think this is how much I can get onto my nails and still actually like it :)

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  4. I love pastels and if it is green even better! I like how your water marble came out!

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    1. I am not a lover of pastels myself, at least not on me :) Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it :)

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  5. It's a beautiful marbling, love the result.

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    1. Thank you, it pleases me to hear that :)

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  6. I like this mani! And this Isadoras looks perfect together :)

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    1. Thank you, that's so good to hear :)

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  7. Well aren't your watermarbles getting clever! I quite like the green when its combined with purple. And the glitters tie it all together.

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    1. I'm really glad to hear that, thank you. I aim to get better and better at the marbling, and I'm slowly but surely picking up little lessons every time :)

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  8. It's an unusual color and I like it!

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  9. I have Marzipan (and LOVE it)!
    I think the manicure ended up so pretty! Love the marble!

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    1. Thank you so much. This is a polish that's looking great on you! :)

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  10. Beautiful water marble, those colours look so well together <3 And I really like mint green nails :)

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