Tuesday, March 1, 2011

NOTD: Extreme Green Water Marble + Tutorial

There'll be lots of green in the near future =)  Thought I might as well get started with a bang LOL.  For my Extreme Green water marble I started out with a base color of China Glaze Paper Chasing, then marbled PC, China Glaze Jolly Holly, Sally Hansen Emerald City, Savvy Andrea's Mint & China Glaze White on White:
 
 
My favorite nails - left ring, middle & index, right thumb:
 

And a few of my experiments - you can see what the combination would have looked like with a white base, as well as some of my other color combinations, and the other clover designs that were turning out a little too big to fit on my nail:
 
 
And of course the tutorial:
 
 
I was able to track down the final Tronica polish today!  I went to a Sally's in St. Paul that I'd never been to before & now I have them & OMG & Kaleidoscope all in neat rows on my desk getting ready for pics & swatches.  Very pretty, even if China Glaze does have such a limited color palette when they thing holo ... Tronica is not a dupe for OMG, but the colors are the same.  The same as Kaleidoscope as well with the exception of 2 colors.
 
Thanks for reading.
 
~Colette

59 comments:

  1. Ahhh your marbles never fail to amaze me, but this one...this one is just incredible.
    Like a clover on crack.

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  2. I just love love love this mani. I still can't get this water marbling right! Is my water too cold or too hot? The first one spreads then the rest just blob.

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  3. loving the design and colour combo :)

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  4. I love your blog and those nails. I would like to know do every polish work in water marbling?
    Thanks for your amazing blog :)

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  5. So beautiful! Green is my favourite color so I really like it! :)

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  6. Pretty darn awesome! I shall try this, hopefully. It will be a messy process! Haha.

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  7. Really gorgeous!!! I love it...

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  8. This is perfect for st. Patricks day, was it meant to be?

    http://rachlovesleopardprint.blogspot.com/

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  9. i generally don't care for water marbling but this is STUNNING!

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  10. This is one beautiful manicure. All the shades of green are so amazing. I look forward to more marbling manicures. These are tremendous.

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  11. This looks like malachite. I'm in love.

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  12. Can you do a video on all the brands that you use for water marbling? PLEASE cuz i want to make sure i dont buy any that are not going to work. Also is it better to use a small cup bc when i first tried it i used a foam bowl. I dont know wat i was doing wrong but i wasnt able to create a design because it would dry to fast. All lot of my time was taken up by tring to get the polish to drip off. PLEASE HELP ME I REALLY LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE AND WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET A GOOD DESIGN FROM IT!!!!
    Also i have seen ppl use likechap stick or vasaline but i know u always use tape have you tried using the other things and not like it or have you not seen that before?? I Would Really Be Greatful If You Could Help Me PLEASE!!!!

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  13. Hey i wanted to tell you i was the last Anonymous entry and if you can answer my questions you can do so at ElyMay126@hotmail.com PLEASE contact me i love the effect on nails and would really love to do and make it look good!!!! PLEASE HELP

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  14. wow ya..gr8 blog out thr.. i love all your nail marbling.. had tried them out but finding it quite difficult.. any tips you wana give me.. i would be really happy..

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  15. your marbling is beautiful! I thought "sharmocks!" right when I saw it!

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  16. Hi Colettte! I love to watch you do all of your AMAZING nail arts! Can you tell me the best nail polish to use when doing marble? Thanks!Please get back to me!:)

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  17. Waaaah! This is amazing! Colette, I just love your water marbles, love them!

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  18. This looks amazing! You are so good at water marbling.

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  19. You're always the genius of marble... No words :O°°°°

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  20. Hi Collette! I love to watch your manicure tutorials. I posted some pictures on my blog of my current watermarble attempt. I used the technique you showed in the red and gold water marble.
    Here's a link to my blog so you can check out the results :) Let me know what you think.
    http://allurejewelsbycc.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hi there! I love watching your videos on marbling, you're such a pro! I've been lurking a while and wanting to try it for a while now.
    Last night was the night! I wanted something special for St. Pats and when I saw your entry here I _had_ to do it! I've posted a few photos at my flickr account, if you're interested to see them just let me know and I'll send you a link. (don't wanna spam _your_ blog with my photos. ;)

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  22. SUZZ - I always use room temperature filtered water =)

    LORE - no, it takes a lot of experimenting to find the ones that work =)

    ILOVELEOPARDPRINT - Kind of but not exactly =) A happy accident I guess LOL

    ANON#1 - there really is't a best brand, it's all trial & error =) I do recommend a small cup, but don't use styrofoam as polish can make it dissolve & cause a huge mess! It's on my to-do list to do a comparison between taping & lotion or vaseline/chapstick, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. A few viewers have told me though that they can leave a residue in the water that makes it harder to do the next designs, which is why I've stuck with tape so far =)

    BUTTERFLY - check out some of my tutorials & also my Tips & Tricks playlist on YouTube =)

    ANON#2 - there really isn't a best brand, it's all trial & error to find the colors that work best

    JEN - I'd love to see your results =) Feel free to post a link or even post them on my Facebook wall to share with everyone there!

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  23. Thanks! Here's a link to my photo. :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cutsie/5533413483/

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  24. JEN - Beautiful! Perfect for St. Patty's =)

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    1. I tried again this year with your new tutorial and had much better results! Thanks so much Collette!

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  25. Thank you for being such an inspiration and great teacher! :D

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  26. I tried water marbling on my acrylic nails today and it's harder than you make it look. I have one question. When I take my nails out of the water they have water drops on them, but they dry that way, like little bubbles. How can I avoid those?

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  27. that turned out impressively awesome!!! love it!

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  28. how do you keep your nails so long

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  29. whoa! this looks soo amazing!!
    I'll try it, now!
    thx for this inspiration!

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  30. Lovely, lovely - am going to try it but not sure how successful I will be.

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  31. I LOVE your blog. BUT, I've really never looked at a blog before. You said in one of your videos that you have an info section (discussing clean up, etc.) but I can't find it! I am also wondering what size/type of cup you use for marbling? Thank you so much for this site - it is a blast! Jen

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  32. ANON - if I mention the information box in my vids, I'm usually referring to the box below the video =) the tips & tricks playlist is usually linked there as well. the cup I use is just a 5 oz paper cup

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  33. wow this is the most amazing this iv ever seen!!! I didn't even know you could do stuff like this...so stunningly beautiful keep up the great work!!
    makeup-addicktion.blogspot.com
    xoxox Relish

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  34. where can you buy china glaze nail polish ?? because my nail [polish isnt realy waorking together only by its self or its just staying in a blob or dropping to the bottom of my bowl plzz tel me where i can get some p.s i dont live in america i live in australia

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  35. where do you get Alta nail poish from i love your tutorials i do the marbling at home but my nail polish doesn't work ???

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  36. ANON - I don't know what stores you have but here it's only available at beauty supplies like sallys & ulta

    ANON - Ulta polish is available at Ulta stores. are you using room temperature filtered water? also keep in mind not all colors work

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  37. i dont have a water filter but i dont now where an ulter store is ? is there one in perth or busselton ? in wa

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  38. ANON - well, I'm in Minnesota so I don't know - you'd have to check their website

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  39. what is the ulta or china glaze website

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  40. how much does the nail polish normaly cost

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  41. ANON - just google it =)

    ANON - every brand is a different price & often different depending on the store too =)

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  42. does it mater what kind of polish u use with water marbling

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  43. KASSI - yes, not all colors work =)

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  44. wow your site ia AMAZING!! you are so talented!! Are you on Pinterest? You would have so many people "pinning" your designs!!

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  45. JK4JC - no, not yet at least ... I have enough trouble keeping up with the blog & my youtube LOL

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  46. Wow, this is sure amazing....I was looking at Ebru water painting and your youtube on these nails popped up as a choice. Glad I saw it because it is very creative and inspiring. It's the kind of thing I like..positive art! Thanks for making the world more interesting and beautiful...(I have to keep my nails short since I play a celtic harp but this idea might be doable even on short nails....) Smiles, Maria

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  47. That's really awesome! I will have to try this tomorrow or sometime. Does it matter which kind of nail polish you use? Thanks.

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  48. ANON - yes, not all colors work

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  49. Hi Colette!
    I 've already said that I love your works and I have just finished your Four Leaf Clover,but not with the same beautiful result :-(. I used a colour by E.L.F. that seems not to "remain" in water with the others (I used different brands). It seems to melt in water, I don't know why... Have you ever used E.L.F.?? Bye!!!!

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  50. This is really cool! I love doing nail art and manicuring is my hobby and interest! this art amazes me! tnx to u! more powers and i hope to see more art soon! xoxo

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  51. Hi, I'm here visiting your blog and take the opportunity to invite her to be part of mine.

    Thank you!

    http://crazyfornailandpolish.blogspot.com.br

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