Friday, April 9, 2010

NOTD: Black & Silver Water Marble + Tutorial

Gah.  This was Tuesday's NOTD.  It has been a hell of an exhausting week, and I apologize for not posting since Monday, and also for not only failing to get caught up with comments, but in fact falling further behind; including my YouTube comments which I had been staying on top of before now.  I'm being a very unreliable blogger at the moment ... but as usual I have high hopes for the weekend LOL.  We'll see how that goes =)

So, we had some high-level VPs visiting Tuesday at work, everyone had to clean up their areas, take down the drunken party pictures, and wear either company logo-wear or a nicer version of business casual than we normally do.  Nothing too strict or anything, but sweat pants are not an uncommon sight at my job most days.  I wore a pair of brand new very dark jeans, equally new & awesome grey turtleneck, and my current favorite boots, the red ones =)  If I were inclined to post pictures of myself, I think I'd have put up an OOTD pic because I was feeling pretty cute =)

Anyway - to go with all this hooplah, I needed a great mani to keep me from nerves as they were expected to spend most of their time in our department (HR/Compliance/Payroll).  But boring was not going to cut it ... and so I decided on what I would consider a low-key water marble, just 2 colors & a fairly simple design.  Using Orly Shine & Orly Goth, I came up with this:


It actually didn't turn out much like I was planning, but I still liked it, just wasn't in love with it.  Favorite nails were the left ring & middle, but the BEST I think was my right pinky.

I actually got this edited & up on YouTube yesterday, so some of you may already have seen it =)  But for everyone else, here is the tutorial:


If I weren't so tired, I'd give a real, detailed rundown of everything I plan to get done this weekend, but I am practically nodding off at the computer so I'll just mention briefly:  Guest NOTD, duo-chrome beautifulness, another water marble, books, comments, and of course more rambling random thoughts.  Thanks for reading.

~Colette

28 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! Your water marbles never cease to amaze me. They always looks fab.

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  2. Wow I thought this was a konad! Looks amazing as usual! :)

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  3. Just amazing! -JenB

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  4. That is so stunning Colette! You're right, it looks like a flower, my first thought was that it resembled a shell or fan. Michelle

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  5. i'm so stunned by this, you make it look so easy haha, love it!

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  6. Really stunning! Love the high contrast in this water marble.

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  7. Thank you again for showing your amazing marbeling skills! And that ootd really sounds great, would love to see the red boots.

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  8. I'm out of words, it looks exceptionnally beautiful, Colette. <3

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  9. I thought this was Konading at first look too.
    I don't know how you go each one to look the same like that.
    Off to watch the video and maybe then I'll know. :)
    Awesome,
    Susie

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  10. Amazing marbling - I too thought it was a konad to start with - wonderful

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  11. Gorgeous! I can not belive how you can do the same pattern on all nails. Bravo! :)

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  12. These are absolutely gorgeous! My favorite marbled nails yet!

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  13. Wow...striking results! Your control of this technique is incredible!

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  14. I've been loving all your water marbles. Thank you for the tutorials also. :)

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  15. Just thought I would drop by and say Hi, I am a new "beauty" blogger and have recently found yours :)

    Michelle

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  16. Breathtaking! Love it!
    I am always too scared to try water marbling but now you make me want to try it. :)

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  17. I tried marbling for the first time yesterday and, whew! You make it look sooo easy! Haha. I will not give up, though!

    Also, I nominated you for a Sunshine Award on my blog. :)

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  18. It looks so easy to do when I look at you vid !!
    Very nice as ever !!!

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  19. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial--I always feel like rushing to do a water marbling manicure after I watch them :)

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  20. It's look like very easy for you to do a water marble !! They are beautiful !

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  21. magnifique
    désolée je ne parle que français
    j adore tes vidéos , bisous louve

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  22. EVERYONE - Thanks so much!

    KAE, SUSIE1955, CALI369 - having it consistent enough to pass for Konad is high priase, thank you =)

    CH3RRYCO1A - Thank you! I am sooo late but I will check it out.

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  23. hey this is really beautiful i was wondering can you only do water marbling on acrylic nails or can you do it on real nails ?

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  24. Hi Colette

    Love your designs :) I have never tried this before but excited that I will be, once I get all the stuff I need.

    I have a question - do I need to apply a top coat after I've done my nails?

    Thanks
    Claire

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  25. CLAIRE - yes, I always recommend a top coat =)

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Thanks for commenting! I will read every comment, and try to respond to any questions =)

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