Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flowery Water Marble!

Good morning! It's been a long time since I've done a water marble and I decided to try again last night.  It's pretty time consuming, at least 30 minutes a hand for me including clean up, which is why I don't do it that often. I have to admit, though, that I love the results of a successful water marble even taking the time into account.

I need to figure out new designs to do with water marbling because this is my "default" design. I even did a tutorial on it a while back, so check it out here!

I can't say enough good things about Milani White on the Spot. I always do a base color of white nails before dipping into the water marble to make the thin layers of color pop. Milani White on the Spot is a one coat white and it was so nice to use for water marbling as a base! No more 2-3 coats of white and waiting for them to dry before doing the water marble design.


I used:
Orly Nail Defense
1 coat of Milani White On The Spot

Watermarbled with:
OPI Alpine Snow
China Glaze Custom Kicks
China Glaze Traffic Jam
China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le

Top coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast

I love how the Secret Peri-wink-le turned more purple toned because it was marbled next to the pink! What do you think? I only had to redo 2 nails out of all 10 so I call that a success! Also, I find that for me, taping around the nail causes air pockets between the edge of the nail and the tape and the design doesn't always stick to the sides of the nail. So I went with no tape this time and just did the cleanup with qtips and acetone after. Thanks for reading!
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    1. if you put Vaseline or any oil base the polish wont stick and it wont take you that long to clean off or around your fingers!!!!

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  2. I love those colors! It came out looking fantastic.

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  3. This is simply stunning! Love the colors and uniformity!

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  4. so jealous. i've been marbling forever it seems and mine never look like this. congrats on a fantastic mani.

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  5. OMG, It is the most beautiful water marble I've seen:) So awesome.

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  6. Amazing! Love your color choices!

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  7. Really nice job... I need more practice!

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  8. this came out beautifully! Love it!

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  9. Fantastic combination of colors and I think your patterning is outstanding!

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  10. What an absolutely beautiful design. WOuld you consider doing a tutorial for us?

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    1. There is a link in this post to my tutorial for this design! :D

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  11. It is really pretty! I love your color combo and those "default" designs are super pretty IMO!!
    I tried water marble twice in my life, and I am scared to death from the cleaning part LOL
    But if you said it took 30 min cleaning included.... I might give it a shut again ;-))
    Thanks!!

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    1. oops, I think I mean "shot" didn't I? LOL

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the colors. Thanks for the tips!

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  13. I totally missed this post earlier, stupid cleaning. Anyway, I LOVE it Jacki!!! I wish I could pull off a successful marble!

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  14. Love it! I can't pull this off and i've tried numerous times, grr!

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  15. Fabulous water marble. I need to master this!

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  16. This is so amazing! If you read this, I would love it if you could check out my most recent attempt and give me some pointers possibly?

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  17. this is one of the best water marbles i have ever seen! i love the colors and the design! looks awesome

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  18. BEAUTIFUL! I love it! The color combination is amazing. You can use tape to make the cleaning easier!

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    1. Thanks, yes as I wrote it makes weird air pockets on the side of the nail design so this makes a smoother finish for me. Thank goodness for 100% acetone!

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  19. Thank you so much, everyone!!

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  20. Linda!
    Beijos
    Line
    http://www.viciodemenina.com.br/

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  21. These are seriously stunning, you have some amazing aim! I can't even line things up like that when I needle marble haha.

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  22. Been seeing a lot of water marble posts lately.. maybe it's time for me to give it a chance again.. LOL
    yours are lovely!!

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  23. Very pretty, Jacki! Love the flowery pattern, and the colour combo is so bright and refreshing too. :)

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  24. It looks so wonderful! I think i will finally try the water marbeling out!
    Janine
    Theamazingworldofj.blogspot.com

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  25. I keep meaning to try one too. I was thinking of using vaseline to protect my skin rather than tape as I've seen it suggested before and it would definitely make clean up easier if you didn't want to use tape x

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  26. So beautiful. I am all into water marble designs and konadicures ever since I discovered both techniques. So fun to do!

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  27. This is stunning! I just did some water marbling yesterday and it never turns out as amazing as I picture it to be. Yours is flawless.

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  28. I would pay good money if I could find someone to do this, I absolutely LOVE it!

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  29. wow. this one is awesome. looks so perfect

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