Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing: Round 14!

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  It's time for another Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing!  Congratulations to our giveaway winners from last month, Amber and Megan!  Thank you to everyone who entered and celebrated one year of this feature with is!

Last year when Amanda and I started this feature, we discussed doing water marble.  Both of us really aren't fans of technique, but always admire different water marble manis.  Finally we decided it was time to attempt a water marble.

We both were going to do purple and blue manicures using Orly polishes.  Amanda was able to get hers to go successfully, however mine was a complete failure.  Polish wasn't spreading, it was too bubbly when it got on the nail, and the best was when I put top coat on and it completely bled.

I didn't give up though.  The next night I sat down, took some China Glaze polishes, and started working!  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Plur-ple
  • China Glaze - DJ Blew My Mind
  • China Glaze - Treble Maker
  • INM - Northern Lights
  • Orly - White
For my marble nail, I started off with a base coat of white polish,  Once the white was dried, I taped off my nail because I don't own any of those fancy liquid latex products.  Actually, I can't use them due to all my allergies.  People with dozens of allergies shouldn't use things that contain a major allergen as it might sensitize their bodies.  I tried one time using a peel off-glue base coat around my nail and it made such a mess that I vowed never to do it again.  Tape works perfectly fine and is cheaper.

Anyways, when I was finished taping my nail off, I started dripping my polish into my cup of room temperature water.  I began with Treble Maker, then DJ Blew My Mind, ending with Plur-ple.  These polishes spread like a dream!  I learned a few tricks after watching YouTube tutorials and drew my design in without it all clumping together or messing up.  It was glorious.  I dunked my nail and ended up with a gorgeous accent! 

I then went and did my thumb, which turned out more pastel than the ring finger.  Not sure why....maybe I didn't drip the same amount of green in for that line?  If that makes any sense.

What do you you think?  Have you had luck with watermarble?  Should I do more?

Make sure to check out Amanda's post!

I found this video by SaraBeautyCorner on YouTube to be the most helpful!  Check it out if you don't have much luck with marbling!

Until next time, <3.

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