Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My First Water Marble Manicure

OK, so I've been reading all the tutorials on the web and watching all the videos on water marbling and I'm thinking to myself, I can do this. How hard can it be?? Uh... yeah... pretty hard... I bow down and honor all of you water marble gurus out there that have mastered this fine art.

I started this morning and can't believe I worked on it most of the day. I was determined to get five fingers done damn it!! :)

The colors I used were: Essie Turquoise & Caicos, A Crewed Interest, To Buy or Not To Buy and Marshmallow as the base.

I wasn't too happy with my first nail:

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles! But I was not to be deterred. So what if I was supposed to be working today. I was on a mission!! I kept going, and going and going. This was my final result.

Some bubbles, some blurry lines, I mean...check out that index finger..don't know what I was thinking when I did that one!

For some reason though, the bubbles seemed to lessen a bit when I put on a coat of Seche Vite. Or maybe I was just imagining it after staring at it all day today.

It sure looks prettier outside in the full sunlight. The soft lilac which appears white indoors really shows it's true color outside.

Will I do this again? Probably. I really enjoyed it. The toughest part was a) the bubbles b) getting a good design consistently and c)the clean up. Every time I would take a picture and look back at it I'd see something new on a cuticle that I'd missed. Which is why I only used my iPhone to take pics of this mani.

Now the only question is, who is going to do my right hand? I made such a mess of it with all the taping and scraping of the left hand, I'm afraid to touch it! I'll think about that tomorrow...


  1. I think this came out great for a first time. I'm too chicken to even try this!

  2. I love it...great job for your first time! I love the colors you used too. Great job!

  3. Thanks so much for the compliments, I appreciate it! I actually got the right hand done without too much aggravation. I'm finding that practice does make perfect!