Water Marble - First Attempt

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A while back I attempted water marbling after my friend had it done to her nails.  I pulled up a YouTube video and was all excited to do it.  It seemed so simple and so cute.  When I sat down to do it, I quickly found that it was not the most simple thing.

Please excuse the photo as it is an old cell phone picture from my cruddy basic 3.2 megapixel phone.  I took this picture before I started blogging and got serious with my nails, and I kind of wish I had a better picture now that I look at it.

Colors Used:
  • Base
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Marble Colors
    • Sinful Colors - Verbena
    • Sinful Colors - Mint Apple
I had a difficult time getting the polish to spread.  I found that using room temperature tap water was definitely the best way to go.  When the polish did spread, I had difficulty drawing the design into it which could have been because I waited to long and was being too OCD about the design.  Also, the colors were very faint on my nails, which to me was weird because both Verbena and Mint Apple are not sheer polishes.

A few weeks later, I attempted to water marble my neighbor's nails and used some OPI polishes.  Wish I had a picture of that, it was a pretty silver and pink marble.  They seemed to spread a little better, which made me wonder if Sinful Colors was too cheap of a formula.

When I completed the design, I added a quick coat of New York Color White Lights Glitter (I'm seriously obsessed with this glitter polish) which made them stand out a little more.

I'm scared, nervous, and excited to try water marbling again.  Who knows, maybe I'll master it the third time around.  

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  1. Pretty colors! Not bad for your first attempt. It looks really nice.

  2. Great first attempt! I love the colors that you chose =)

    1. thanks! :) not as good as the water marble in your default picture though! I wish my colors were as vibrant as yours were!

  3. I agree great first attempt, love the colors you picked out! :)

    1. thank you :) we shall see what my next attempt has in store for me :)

  4. I love water marble ! Please do my nails??


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