Thursday, December 22, 2011

NOTD: Candy Cane Water Marble + Tutorial

Finally!  I made it to my holiday nails before Christmas Day =)  Due to being so pleased with this one that I wore it a whole week, I am very close to being caught up for the first time since October LOL.
 
For my base color I used 2 coats of Ulta Professional Angel Baby, marbling done with AB & Ulta Salon Ruby Slipper:
 

The hard part for this, is keeping the stripes the same size throughout.  I managed to keep them pretty even per hand, but my hands next to each other you can see the difference.  I actually had one that came out thickly striped & looked really good, but I took it off & changed it to match with the thinner stripes.  Here are my favorite nails:
 
 
And here is the tutorial:
 
 
Another couple of Christmas tutorials coming, and going to try & get my first cooking tutorial up in the morning before work so stay tuned =)  Thanks for reading.
 
~Colette

30 comments:

  1. Wow, as always your water marbling abilities amaze me. I try and try, but never with great results.

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  2. Love it! I've seen a coup[le of other cand cane watermarbles, but like you say the red bled into the white and made it pink! This is fab, thank you for sharing!

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  3. ¡Qué arte tienes con el Water Marble!

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  4. this is great marbling i have ever seen

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  5. Yeah going to get these two for future marbling... almost no bleeding at all! Good job on another beautiful mani!

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  6. wow! you're great at water marbleing!!!

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  7. This is very pretty!! Nice take on candy cane nails.

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  8. Those are so cool I tried to make ones with different colors and then I put a top coat on and it smeared any suggestions?

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  9. This is beautiful! I've got to practice my water marbling so maybe I can do something like this for next year.

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  10. ANON - you have to use a very light touch - use the brush to kind of guide the topcoat but don't press hard enough you are actally touching the polish underneath =)

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  11. Thanks so much colette

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  12. My goodness, this looks like the real thing! Awesome!

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  13. I have to ask, when you do your marble nails, do you have just water in your bin r do you have something more ? And if you have that, what is it ?
    the nail polish only laid in a small lump in the middle ? How can I do it better ? :D

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  14. Omg! I trying today but the result was soooooo fail.... ( Sorry for bad English but I,m 11 years old and from Sweden...)

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  15. ANON - it's plain room temperature filtered water =)

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  16. Wow! What is it you have to protect your skin around the nail - tape? Can you make that movie with all the how to do from scratch? :) Thank you!

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  17. AGNES - it is just tape - there is a video how to do it under my tips & tricks playlist on youtube =)

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  18. hi i have tried this but cant get it to work i have tried different polish and still no luck what do you recommend also does it have to be filtered water as i am using pre boiled water from a kettle cooled to room temp

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  19. So gorgeous! I haven't tried water marbling yet, seems so easy but I'm sure I will turn it into a whole day ordeal.

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  20. Hey!! I just luv ur art!!!!!
    The things u do....hope i could do the same. I just wanted 2 ask that which kind of nail paints do u use? Are there some special ones made for this purpose or u use the ordinary ones?

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  21. ISHHI - it's normal polish but not all colors work =)

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    1. but i guess ur paints become like a circle sort of a thing but mine don't spread...they just float on the surface. plz reply

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    2. Sometimes it also happens that the nail polish sinks into the glass....why is it so???

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  22. I LOVE this and i'm gonna try it for christmas, Thanks so much!....I learned to water marble from watching you!

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  23. I only watch ur videos on YOUTUBE. u have the best videos 4 marbling! =D

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  24. Soooo coooool!!! I should try that:)

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