Monday, July 3, 2017

Dark Blond ~ Imperial Blue

Dark Blond ~ Imperial Blue
Medium blue crème

It has been a while since I used my silicone mat last, and I was in the mood to do a dry marble.

I used blue and white for my mani. I started out with a big layer of white. Then I made some drops in the white with the blue, and then some drops of white and blue alternately. Finally I made a marble, using my dotting tool to create the effect. I let it dry overnight – painted my nails with a layer of Imperial Blue, and then I was ready to attach the marble decals I made. I cut them into appropriate bits with a small scissor, and then I attached them to my nails. I topped it all with a layer of Northern Lights holo glitter topcoat from Out the Door.

Here’s the final mani taken in ordinary daylight, no sun.

I don’t think I should have let the decal dry overnight because it was a little bit stiff and difficult to get to stick onto the nails. I do like the end result though.

Here’s a picture of my big marble decal on the silicone mat.

And these are the polishes I used. The white polish from W7 is just called “White” and it’s not a very good white. It doesn’t cover very well on its own, but it’s okay for nail art like this.

The Imperial Blue from Dark Blond is a two coater. Easy to work with, okay drying time.

I have seen videos where girls do this kind of nail art directly on their nails. I have tried that but that was the worst mess ever so I’m not going to do that again. What about you – do you ever do dry marble manicures yourself?

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Crème         
Overall impression: Pretty colour, okay quality for a relatively cheap polish
Buy again: Yes


  1. The result is lovely, I got to try this!

  2. Great colors ...lovely design :)

  3. I love manicures like this one! Yours came out great!
    Dry marble manicures are not my favorites but I love doing them on the matt, I can control it better :)

    1. I feel the same! In fact, I've never succeeded with doing one directly on the nails. The mat is my friend :D