Saturday, April 16, 2011

NOTD: Pretty Pink Petals Water Marble + Tutorial

Sometimes it takes longer than others to find compatible colors for water marbling, but it's always worth it =)  For this design I started with a base of one coat of Wet 'n' Wild French White & one coat of Savvy Fairy Twinkle.  Then I marbled with Savvy Red Caviar, OPI The One That Got Away, Rimmel Addictive, China Glaze Strawberry Fields & Savvy Fairy Twinkle.  I had a few issues with color bleeding but overall I really like the final look - unfortunately no sun the past few days:
 
 
Here's a shot of the bottles all lined up (in reverse order from what I have listed above) - the Fairy Twinkle actually does have that golden glimmer on the nail, but it didn't come across in any of the pics:
 
 
And my favorite nails, left index, middle, ring & thumb:
 

Finally the tutorial:
 
 
Next tutorial I think will be a blue version of the zig-zag & polka dot funky french I did last Easter.  Thanks for reading.
 
~Colette

51 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. This is ever so pretty! (:

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  2. OMG!! This manicure is soooo Beautiful!!

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  3. Gorgeous!!! I still haven't tried this. After seeing this I think I'm one step closer to giving it a try. Thank you for sharing ♥

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  4. Love your work!!!! And you are NEVER boring! Just ignore them and keep doing you

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  5. holy cow! That is so amazing!!

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  6. where do you get SAVVY nail polish????

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  7. OMG! U rock! So professional! U are amazing! I really love your nails and the designs! Great experimenting! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us! :D

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous turn out! I typically stick to using a flower pattern when I do my marbles, I don't get too adventurous but I will eventually. Only once I feel brave enough to try a different pattern.

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  9. Hi Colette. I seldom comment though I'm a regular (and rabbid :p) follower of your blog, but I can't let this one pass without expressing how gorgeous it is. It's really beautiful. I haven't managed to grow my nails beyond 3mm so far, so my results are always way less beautiful than yours, but your tutorials have helped me mastered the marble technique, so a huge thank you for that and keep the good work.

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  10. Oh, they are so beautiful!!

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  11. Hi Colette, I love your blog and your nail tutorials. Loving this design its very very pretty, it made me omg when i saw it... keep them coming.

    www.myeverydaytreats.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow Colette, that was worth the wait! You never cease to amaze and delight me with your gorgeous water marbles and drag art tutorials! Thanks again for another awesome post!

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  13. UGH, HOW DO YOU ALWAYS DO THIS?! Your water marble manicures are seriously amazing. They are the envy of all nail polish addicts.

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  14. WOW!!!! This I think is my most favorite of your marbles. Truly stunning!

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  15. Nice design! love how you make them all match! :)

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  16. amazing! I subbed your channel :)

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  17. do you ever use Essie polish? I love this design!!

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  18. This looks so gorgeous! I never succeed in marbling, but after watching your tutorial, I might try it again. Your nails look great and so does your blog!

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  19. Your water marbling skills are superb ! I'm so jealous. I think this is one of your best !

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  20. I'm not sure where else to say this, so I guess here is as good of a place as any:

    I love your work! You are such a fabulous, beautiful artist with amazing passion and creativity! I have learned so much from you by following you on youtube and here. I've been one of those... silent viewers for quite some time now. I've always loved nail art, and because of you, I've started my own blog, and have been so very looking forward to creating my own youtube channel. You have taught me so much, and when I eventually get around to shout outs (my blog is only a couple of days old), you are my number one! You've inspired me so much, and I look forwards to your next design and tutorial! Thank you so much for being so truly amazing!

    www.scribblingwithpolish.blogspot.com

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  21. Greetings from Sweden!

    I love your blog so I visit a few times every week to see what you've done and this flower is amazing! You are so good and no, you don't sound bored. You're an inspiration!
    So thank you for a wonderful blog!

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  22. hi,
    I visit your blog regularly, but this time I can't pass on a comment... WOW! your watermarbling is gorgeous! I have watched your youtube tutorial a couple of times but I didn't dare to do one myself... But seeing the results you get, I think I have to give it a try!
    Maybe you have time to check out my blog sometime? It's still in it's infancy but growing rapidly :)
    Have a great day!

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  23. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! I looove these nails! You make so beautiful nails! :)

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  24. This is one of my top 5 favorites! I love, love the design! You are the best at water marbling.

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  25. This is so pretty! I've never tried water marbling before and I'm going to start with this :)

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  26. I haven't seen anyone else do water marbling as perfect as you! I always reference your videos when I water marble lol. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Wow...this is amazing! So beautiful!

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  28. this is sooooo Awesome !! . I have to tell you that since I started wearing those water marbling everybody now keep asking if I do it in a saloon or somewhere like this , thnax for that ^_^

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  29. Hi Colette - Great design! I never heard of water marbling.
    I just stumbled on to it and it is truly amazing. After watching you on YouTube,
    I gave it a try. It worked for me and I get stopped by people wanting to know
    where I get my nails done. I tell them to check you out on YouTube.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  30. This is awesome, probably my fave out of all your videos :)

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  31. Pretty pink petal marble tutorial is my fav cos I just love pink. ty for sharing. i tried a marble design on my ring finger. came out very nice. I'll keep practicing

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  32. I love your work,this is definitely my favorite water marble...you inspired me to go for water marbling:D soon i will post some water merble on my blog,if you can get some time,please check it out,it will mean sooo much to me:)

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  33. I've found your blog yersterday, trying to find new water marble desing and I tried this one.

    Even if i'm far to be as good as you are, I succeed pretty well so i'm just here to say thank you! This is one of the best I've ever done, and my nails are now famous at school :P

    You are amazing, thanks again!

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  34. okay i tried this and it didnt work i dont kno what i did wrong....

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    1. Hey there in the beginning I wasted lots of bottles of polish. My polish wouldn't spread like colette's. Because my water was not room temp. Using. Trial and error I made my own filter water. Easy. I started collecting left over clean water (kettle water). I used empty bottles to store. I placed the paper towel (filter) over an empty cup and poured my stored water in to my filter. Once my cup was full I emptied it to an empty water bottle. I found using this water my polish formed perfect bulleyes. And stayed liquid must longer 2mins then when using normal tap water. Even polish I struggled with seem to wrk. It really boils down to the water because if u use warm water polish doesn't set . If u use cold water polish harden no circles. U could always try keeping water out over night and see. If that doesn't work try using my home made filter method.

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  35. ANON - Are you using room temperature filtered water? Also keep in mind that not all polish works - the brand doesn't really matter but every color is different in the water & it just takes a lot of trial & error to find the ones that work well. You want one with good pigmentation, maybe a little on the thick side but thin enough to drip & above all slow-drying. HTH =)

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  36. This is simply gorgeousness!! You have taken manicures and polishing nails to an entirely new level!! Kudos to you Ms. Colette!!

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  37. You make beautiful designs I can never get mine just right. What I did manager to master is making room temperature water. Go figure.

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  38. i want more !!! ;D

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  39. You are a genius at watermarbling...so neat and creative, how on earth do you do it?! x Lyn

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  40. Hi.it is very beautiful.but I could not((( sorry how should the water.? Warm water ? What is the secret?)))))

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  41. is that water you were using or something else

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  42. every time i do it dries out and it comes on my orange stick

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