Friday, November 19, 2010

NOTD: Ocean Waves Water Marble (Version 2.0)

Wow am I behind ... I almost feel like I've been keeping this from you guys LOL, this was my NOTD a full week ago.  Those of you who subscribe to me on YT may already have seen the tutorial, which I uploaded at that time for my 1 year YT anniversary =)  I used to think video editing would be hard, but honestly it's easier than editing pics at this point!  I usually only have 1 or 2 options to pick from, pop them into Movie Maker - as opposed to a blog post where I not only have to wade through way more pics, I have to write something coherent to go along with!

I received a lot of requests for a tutorial for this design after it appeared in my January NOTD Slideshow.  It was also one of my own favorite designs, and I honestly don't know why I didn't record it at the time - but I finally got around to redoing it.  I still love it - but I actually think I may like the original more LOL.  The polish was really just not cooperating as well, the swirling didn't end up quite like I wanted to ... but I still love it.  Base was Wet 'n' Wild French White, marbling done with China Glaze L8R G8R & DV8:

Favorite nails left to right are left index, left thumb, right thumb:

And here's the tutorial:

Thanks for reading =)



  1. Hi, Colette!

    This is so pretty. I think it looks more like the earth from above. Gorgeous!

    Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I am actually looking forward to seeing some wintery and dare I say Christmassy water marbles! Candy canes?


  2. Oh my! This seriously blew me away! It's so gorgeous!

    I was shocked that it turned out so well. I thought it'd be a messy little process but you make it look so easy! I think I will try it.

    So, all you're using here is water, polish and tape right?

    Love it!

  3. Hi
    I really like what you are doing! Iam very inspired of your nail tutorials!
    Thank you! Now you have 1 more fan in Sweden :)

  4. Love it! It really does remind me of the ocean waves and the seafoam :)

  5. Damn, this is gorgeous! I think this one would be a winner in that OPI contest. Just a beautiful look.

  6. Wow... they're super mesmerizing, great job! You must get tons of compliments everytime you do a marble mani!

  7. Wow. I love this it's beautiful, you did a good job as always.

  8. EVERYONE - Thanks guys! =)

    MARY FRANCES - I've got a ton of holiday ideas! almost too many LOL =)

    KENDRA - yep =)

  9. Wow this is amazing. you are truly an artist. I will be trying to replicate this on natural nails with my 14 year old daughter. Just for a girls night activity. Thank you for an idea that just might make me look cool :)


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