Saturday, September 8, 2012

NOTD: Bumblebee Water Marble + Tutorial

This water marble has, for some reason, become one of my most popular on YouTube.  I swear I can not figure out what will be a breakout hit - some of my  most favorite are only middling performers, others that I didn't think anything special draw in millions of views.  The next-highest vid from Water Marble March (which is the Four Leaf Clover marble, if you're interested) only has a bit over 300k views while this one is at 1.2 million & going strong.  Not that I'm complaining, mind, but my favorite from that month was hands down my my Girl on Fire marble (which is 2 manicures down the road, so you will see it soon!) & it hasn't even hit 200k.  More proof, if any was necessary, that I guess my style does not always line up with everyone else's style =)  & that's perfectly fine LOL.

Anyway - on to the actual manicure.  Base color is China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, marbling done with HGL & China Glaze Liquid Leather:


I know some people find the stripe design just a bit tricky - it's really very similar to chevrons, but very tight & instead of drawing straight across you want to go just a bit backward & this should help to straighten out the lines if that makes sense.

Here's the tutorial:



Still 3 more manicures from Water Marble March ... and then we'll be moving on to Nail Art April, which started with another water marble LOL.

Thanks for reading.

~Colette

19 comments:

  1. Hi... I was watching your videos on YouTube and decided to try out the water marble. It turned out like a disaster; and I was wondering if you needed specific types of polish to make it spread correctly. I have my own blog @ arttori.blogspot.com, you can reply there if you please.
    Thanks...

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  2. When you first started it look like lips with black polish. Lol! Turned out awesome Colette :)

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  3. Love it Colette! I'm definitely going to try this one out!

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  4. I love your water marbling and this is no exception! This looks amazing.

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  5. If you add some googly eyes (like with the mummy last year) is can be an awesome Halloween manicure!!

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  6. I enjoyed watching this tutorial. You make it look very easy :)

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  7. love it! so cool, thanks for the tutorial

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  8. This was just super gorgeous! You make it look easy, you are so talented! Love watching your nails and tutorials!

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  9. I love this marble, and the candy cane one. They look so cool! I'm going to get a red and a deep pink that works togeather and make myself candy striper nails with theese tutarials as help. :)

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  10. I love the striped look! I'm in awe of how you create different shapes with your marbling!

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  11. Love how crisp your lines are. Looks amazing!

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  12. Wow this looks really awesome!!

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  13. wow thats pretty cool. i totally thought this was sugar spun not marble, idk how u made the lines so perfect!

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  14. what do u use to make the lines (drawing up the lines)

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  15. OMG! They are beautiful! ♥♥ Can you do 1D nails? :D

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