Thursday, August 18, 2011

NOTD: Stormy Blue Water Marble + Tutorial

I'm trying - key word here being TRY, but doing well so far - to get back in the habit & schedule of posting right after I get home from work, as opposed to right before I go to bed.  The evening really goes smoother if I'm not trying to finish 5 different things at like 10pm LOL.
 
I miss doing water marbles ... For a while I was doing about 1 a week & I've really slipped off that pace - despite having a TON of ideas, I just haven't had time to play with polish & test colors to find out what works.  One combination I'd be sure would work totally didn't, and I think over the weekend or sometime soon I'm going to use them as an example & shoot a vid of them, so everyone can see even I have big fat fails =)
 
For this marble I used 2 coats of China Glaze White Cap as my base, then marbled with White Cap, First Mate & Sea Spray, all 3 from the Anchor's Away collection.  The overall look reminds me kind of water, ocean, stormy - they almost ended up as a swirl but I didn't want to have to dip each finger individually.  This entire manicure only took 4 cups:
 

My favorite nails were my left middle & ring, my right ring, and both thumbs:
 

Here's the tutorial:
 
 
 
Thanks for reading =)
 
~Colette

26 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! This is such an awesome post! Love it!

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  2. Ooooo... That's a pretty one. It reminds me of ocean waves. Love it.

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  3. You do the most gorgeous water marbling EVER!

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  4. That is so pretty....still have yet to try water marble . All your water marbles are beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful marbling! and Thank-you so much for the tutorial.....I need all the help I can get, LOL!!! I love the colors, by the way :)

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  6. So talented. I'm going to keep practicing till I get one good enogh to post

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  7. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. That's all I can say!

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  8. Very nicely done, I love the colors you picked as well!

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  9. Wow! awesome tutorial, this makes me wanna try marble again. (Have had a major fail in past) :D

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  10. you are so perfect in marbling i do but not so neatly

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  11. When do you pull off the tape? Do you wait for the polish to dry first, or do you do it right after you dip your fingers?

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  12. I feel like China Glaze should pay you for all the great promotion. Love this marble!

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  13. U are by far the best water marble "teacher" ever!!!!! I am looking forward to u posting your flukes! it would make me feel better lol!

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  14. This is beautiful! Glad that you will be doing more water marbles because their so pretty!

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  15. Does the spread of the polish matter with brand? Like I use the nail polish brand LA Colors(from Dollar Tree), but it never spreads and I have to end up trashing everything. I've used room temp. water, too. What can I do?

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  16. I love to see all your awesome manicures! You've inspired me to really try and stop biting my nails cause I want to be able to try your ideas for myself. I.ve got acrylics done to get me started and I'm having a ton of fun doing watermarbles and sponging! Thanks a lot for all your great tutorials!!

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  17. I really enjoy ur tutorials. How do u put the tape on? What does it mean when the polish doesn't fan out when u add a drop to the water? Thanks

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  18. I really enjoy ur tutorials. How do u put the tape on? What does it mean when the polish doesn't fan out when u add a drop to the water? Thanks

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  19. ANON - I usually wait for the polish to dry, but you can do it while wet if you’re very careful =)

    ANON - my water is also always filtered - other than that, you can use any brand but not every color works

    DRKNSWT - I have a taping tutorial under the Tips & Tricks playlist =) not every color works or spreads out well, if you're using room temperature filtered water you just have to keep experimenting with different polish

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  20. I love the colors you pick and i try to use the colors you use some i can't find like sally hansen beet stain,sally hansen tassel,savvy-andea's mint also savvy-fairly twinkle,rimmel-addicitive also wet-n-wild magic trident so what are some other colors i can use in the place of what i can't find.I would truly love to hear from you my e-mail is janicejackson1224@yahoo.com your biggest fan mrs.jackson.

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  21. I really love water marbling. What I did was go get some cheap artificial nails and practice with them and different nail polishs. I think it really helped me learn. Have a whole cup of nails but practice really helped. I also use painters tape to tape my nails and that works really well and not expensive. I have learned how to tape so good that I have no clean up of nail or fingers off. Thanks for all the tips and ideas

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  22. ANON - some of the colors I use are very old, but some are brand new - I always list them in the information box, or you can experiment to find your own colors that work =)

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