I wanted to do something for the 4th, and also to play with a new marbling technique that makes stripes in the water that I discovered while experimenting. I really like how this turned out, although I did get some bubbling ... not sure if that was because I was doing 2 nails at a time or what, because the nails with the least bubbles are my thumbs, which I did individually.
I used all Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear colors - Cherry Red, Blue It & White On. I picked up the red maybe a week ago at Target specifically to use for this actually. My favorite nails for this marble are the thumbs, not just because they don't have bubbles but the stripes are the best:
I was going to redo my middle right because it came out crooked & everything else was even but in the end I just left it & funny enough I got lots of compliments on that particular nail LOL, so maybe I'll see about doing a mani where all the nails aim for that part of the design.
Here is the tutorial:
Here is the tutorial:
One note, that I forgot to talk about in the tutorial, is that in this case it really does make a difference the order you drip the polish. I originally tried blue > red > white > repeat & the red bled into the white & turned it pink (below left). So I switched the order to red > blue > white (below right) & the white stayed white. Once again, water marbling takes PRACTICE! I know I don't show my marbling fails very often but please believe they happen LOL. Thankfully they usually happen when I'm practicing on paper & not actually when I'm doing a manicure:
I am fast approaching my 500th post! & really, what better way to celebrate than stash pics? =) The Zoyas pushed me over the 1,000 bottle mark. I'll be taking a ton of pics, and maybe a video, although I'm doubtful my camera can handle that much moving around (because it sucks ... because there is no refocusing, zooming or anything else once you start recording ...) so that may need to wait until I buy a new camera or even a digital camcorder. I haven't quite decided yet, I'm trying to educate myself LOL so I actually get something good. Any suggestions you want to drop in comments or email would be appreciated =)
Thanks for reading.