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Day 20: Water Marble

Here’s the watermarble day of the challenge. 🙂 But before that, a little rant — I’m in a nail polish funk lately, it seems. I spent some time in Finland (hence the slight absence, sorry!) and dropped by some stores and looked at all the H&M, Models Own, Wet’n’Wild, etc polishes I’ve been craving…

And came back home without picking up a single one. 😮 I mean, they were pretty, but I could always think of a polish I already owned which was pretty much the same. Ditto with the gorgeous Alessandro summer collection full of stunners. 😦

 Kind of makes me want to shout: Aren’t there any original polishes out there any more?!

Enough of that, here’s my watermarble:

I used American Apparel L’Esprit for the base. Then I used L’Esprit, Essence Surferama and MIYO Peacock for the marble.

I think it turned out alright, but I’m not a fan of the waterbubbles on some of the nails. Also, Peacock turned out to be a bit too sheer — I wanted a pastel yellow to contrast the lilac and berry pink, but instead it looks like an off-white.

Still, considering I’ve done a watermarble only twice before… not too shabby. 🙂

MLV.

Black & White Challenge – Day 9

I hate watermarbling. There, I’ve said it. And this day of the challenge filled me with trepidation as I’ve only once tried it before. Unsuprisingly, it didn’t turn out that good. 😛 So, again, for a moment I thought I wouldn’t post and just skip this day of the challenge. But then again, if I already went through the effort… and why ruin my perfect track record with the challenge?

Here’s my entry for Day 9 – Watermarble.

This was Alix Avein No 60 for underwear, then I did a mix of the white  and China Glaze’s Liquid Leather and Orly’s Fresh for the watermarble. Royally messed up my pinkie too… which is why you won’t see it again. 😉 A matte top coat on top. 🙂

You can find more information on the challenge, plus all the bloggers playing along HERE. 🙂

MLV.

First Watermarble!

I like trying out new things with my nails, so here’s my first attempt at watermarbling. 🙂 I went with some polishes I really like together — Models Own Grace Green, Alix Avien purple creme and Alix Avien white creme.

I started out with a coat of Grace Green and then did my marble over it with the three colours mentioned. It was less and more difficult than I’d expected. The marbling itself was quite easy as was tape-protecting most of my finger from polish, but — there’s always a but — the cuticle cleanup was horrible. I’m usually a neat painter and I’ve rarely had to clean my cuticles from polish so this was uncharted territory.

Needless to say, I went out and bought a corrector pen to help with cleanup for next attempts.

BTW, the funniest thing here is, I subconsciously matched the colours in my winter mittens! 😀 I only noticed the next day when I was outside.

Gotta admit, I like the effect! So when I have the extra time, I’ll be doing this again. 🙂

V.