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Yellorange Rise Marble

Yellow and orange? Check. Topographical map stamp? Check. Water marble? Sure why not! In summary I have no idea where I was going with this nail art but it ended up somewhere at least! The base is a yellow-orange thermal but it was weirdly warm and I could not get the darn thing to stay orange long enough to get a photo! Oh well :-p

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Colors:
~ Yellow/orange glitter thermal: POP Polish – Leaves of Gold
~ Yellow: OPI – Never a Dulles Moment
~ Orange: OPI – Freedom of Peach
~ Dark orange: Essie – Playing Koi
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Stamp: BPX geometry – L020

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Short and sweet, mostly because this is more strange than pretty. Hopefully I will have some better nail art for you later this week! Hope you enjoyed!

Failure Fire

I tried to make an “easy” water marble by making only one marble…and taking it off the water. The resulting decal was so thin that it fragmented into pieces as soon as I tried to apply it! I ended up using it as a water decal (including dunking my nails in water so I could reposition the super thin layer of polish) and it was still a disaster. I don’t know how those other people do it…maybe they use more polish so it isn’t as thin? Regardless, this took much longer than a normal water marble although, the one shining point, the cleanup was easier :-p

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Of course the end result after all that toil was also boring…so I added dots. I wish I had made the dots white or black in retrospect, the orange doesn’t add much!

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Colors:
~ Yellow: OPI – Never a Dulles Moment
~ Orange: Zoya – Thandie
~ Red: Zoya – Sookie

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Despite this failure of a fire-themed mani I hope you got a little enjoyment. Stay tuned on Wednesday for something slightly less pathetic!

Pinky Swirl

I haven’t done water marbling in a while, and I figured it was time! Looking at these photos, I wish I had picked a few different colors, but all said and done this at least isn’t awful (I know, high praise) :-p

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I used another new polish for the base, a shimmer silver called Ornament to Be Together by OPI. Honestly, while I enjoy puns in names as much as the next nerd, OPI is making their names a little too punny and a little too long. Oy. Anyway, it took three coats of Ornament to Be Together to get to this level of coverage, and I honestly still have some visible nail line. That said, in addition to the fine silver glitter that makes up this polish there are actual holo shimmers, which is a first that I’ve seen from OPI! It doesn’t hold a candle to most indie polishes, but still. Not bad in terms of glitter payoff (but still too thin for my nail line).

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Since the silver wasn’t super opaque, and one of my other OPI polishes appeared to be a jelly, I decided to try and make a jelly-based water marble where the silver shined through at least the red. It worked, but the red was so thin that the other colors pushed it out! So the shimmery red is just a red jelly with the silver shimmer shining through.

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Colors:
~ Silver: OPI – Ornament to be Together
~ Coral: L’Oreal – Orange you Jealous?
~ Pink: Zoya – Kelsey
~ Red: OPI – My Wish List is You
~ Dark red: OPI – All I Want for Christmas (is OPI)

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My strongest takeaway from this is that I totally need to try a full-jelly water marble over glitter at some point. I know my Zoya jellies will marble, but I tried my others and they don’t speed at all, so I would be suck with pink, red, purple, and blue, which is not the best combo. Anyone know of a yellow jelly that marbles?

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Hope you enjoyed, and happy Friday!

Dark Lapis

The way this ended up, it looks like a super dark lapis lazuli stone! If I was really going to lapis I would have needed to use a gold-based glitter rather than a silver one, but I still like it. Unfortunately, the mani did end up quite dark. I suppose I could have placed the marble over white rather than blue, but it needed to match a specific dress!

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To create this, I marbled polish on water, waited around 2 hours for it to dry completely, and then removed it. I then cut out decals from the dried polish, which is a first for me! I’ve been wanting to try this method of making water marble designs (lifting the marble once dry) for a while but never had the time to plan and execute it.

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Colors:
~ Blue: Sally Hansen – Blue my Mind
~ Dark blue: Zoya – Ibiza
~ Blue with silver: KBShimmer – Sapphire

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Sadly, most of the photos I have of this design are out of focus, so there are only three pictures! Also, in retrospect, I have no idea how Sapphire marbled so well given its glitter content, but go KBShimmer!

Swamped Marble

I’ve had this sitting in my folder since January  and since today is Saint Patrick’s Day, the green and gold is totally appropriate! I mostly just like green 🙂

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Back when Zoya was having a sale, I bought two very similar green cream polishes. Jace is the second of the two green Zoya cremes…and honestly, I like her less than Tilda, the other. As it turns out, Jace is almost in the middle between Shawn (a darker yellow-toned green) and Tilda (a bright true-green)…which since Tilda dries darker than expected means that the spectrum of shades covered is actually much smaller than I thought. I do not need all three polishes, whoops!

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The other sad part is that Jace takes three coats. And not three thin coats, three medium-thick coats. I even tried to use Jace as a jelly, but it is just slightly too opaque for that! The polish does self-level nicely and dries down to a super squishy high shine finish, but I want my two-coat perfect coverage Zoya creme, and this polish isn’t!

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I’ve been seeing a lot of creme+glitter water marbles recently, and I love how they look like the clouds swirling around a foreign planet (like, if someone did them in brick red, orange, and white, it would look like Jupiter). So, I tried to make one in green! It actually WORKED (first time I’ve gotten glitter to spread and behave in water!), but I need to figure out the ideal way to swirl the actual design before I try this again (…which is how I got the “Sea or Sky” to work).

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My thumb, which I did last, actually came out best. Frequently with water marbles, I am so fed up with trying to get the polish to behave that I give up by the time I get to my thumb, but I was inspired this time. And it looks awesome (if I do say so myself).

Colors
~ White: Wet n’ Wild – French White Creme
~ Black: Wet n’ Wild – Black Creme
~ Green: Zoya – Jace
~ Dark green: Zoya – Shawn
~ Gold glitter: ILNP – Clockwork
~ Green glitter: Butter London – Jack the Lad

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You can barely see any of the green glitter, and it was the least spread-able, but I wanted to use it anyway. Low and behold, the ILNP ultra holographic metallic polishes spread really nicely in water and actually behave well! I’ll need to play more with this….stay tuned! Hope you enjoyed!

Sea or Sky

I kept thinking that this mani looked like swirling sea water (with ice on it) or a fancy stone…and my husband saw celestial bodies and stars. So sea or sky, which do you guys see?

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Regardless, I have another new polish to share! This one was sent to me to review from the Born Pretty Store. It’s a thermal polish with copious silver glitter in  it, and is quite pretty! Oddly, when I looked at it online, it looked like a bright blue when warm and a deep purple when cold….but in person, its more of a blue-teal when warm and a deep blue-jean shade of blue when cold. Not as exciting as blue and purple, but still pretty! I wonder if they changed the formulation?

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Regardless, 009 by VCND Bluesky covered very nicely in three thin coats. I used thin coats to get maximal glitter coverage! It dries to a semi-matte, but does dry fairly fast. The best part is the glitter spread…I didn’t have to go digging for the larger hex glitters at all, and despite the glitter load the polish spread smoothly. The warm color is a bright teal-leaning blue, while the dark color is the shade of blue jeans. There isn’t a huge difference between the two colors, honestly…but both are pretty and the glitter is really nice!

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Colors
~ Blue thermal: VCND  Bluesky – 009
~ Light blue: Zoya – Yummy
~ Dark blue: Zoya – Ibiza
~ Silver: Nails Inc – South Kensington
~ Clear: Pipe Dream Polish – Clearwater

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I couldn’t decide what to stamp, so I did a quasi water-marble instead. I wanted to do blues with silver (and clear to allow the thermal polish to show through) but the silver I grabbed formed these awesome clumps instead of marbling…so I just went with it! It was much more fun making this messy clumpy marble than it was trying to perfect an elegant and smooth water marble, so win!

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If you want to pick up this blue glittery thermal for yourself, you can find it at the Born Pretty StoreBorn Pretty Store for $4.99. I think its important to point out that this is a mini bottle (only 7.5ml). You can also use my 10% off code, LY5X31!

Gradients of Purple Skittle

This is a complicated mani. In my head this was basically “is there ANYTHING else I can do that I like better than the elegant dark purple baroque nails” so I did a full-on skittle mani!

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Basically, I wanted to try and figure out if I liked any of these better. I was going to hold a vote before the wedding but I (clearly) ran out of time! I didn’t prefer any of these over my favorite that I posted last Monday, so I went with that one.

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Oddly, I usually like things more BEFORE I top coat them…although top coat makes things smooth, it also makes them less distinct. That is true here as well, except on my pointer! I like the dark purple stamp much better when it really fades into the top of the nail. Go figure!

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My ring finger stands apart as the only nail with any type of glitter on it. I used a base of Lacy Lilac by Sally Hansen (as I did for all 5 nails), and added Lavender by Nabi, Hi-Res by Milani, Vallis Sanguine by Gothic Gala Lacquers, and Valerie by Zoya in between the stripes going up my nail. I really like how it came out, but I didn’t think it was elegant enough for a wedding mani! Also…I dreaded the idea of adding 10+ bits of striping tape to EVERY SINGLE NAIL. Kill me now.

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The other 3 fingers have a gradient of French White by Wet n’ Wild, Lacy Lilac by Sally Hansen, Ignition by Sephora X, and Monica by Zoya. Once that was dry, I added various stamps! Ring finger has BM-315 with Monica, middle has BM-616 with French White, and my pinky has BC-10 with White Opaque (which looks somewhat silvery).

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Although I could get behind my pinky, I actually think my middle finger is my favorite combo of colorful + elegant. One last wedding-related purple mani tomorrow, and then we are done with wedding!

Water Wood Grain

For water marble day, I decided to do something a bit different! I wanted to see if I could water marble wood grain. It somewhat worked?

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I started with a new polish that I picked up earlier this month from the clearance rack at ULTA. I’ve been on the hunt for a slightly nude off-white. This is more nude/peachy than I wanted it, but is not quite a light pink! I also think it is indeed a bit lighter than my lightest nude (Chantal by Zoya) but I’ll need to do a direct comparison since I am currently out of swatching sticks!

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This polish is called I Nude It by Essense. It is my second essence polish and I had forgotten how much I love them. I used three thin coats but I could have gotten away with two. The polish self-leveled nicely, and the color is a beautiful pale peachy-nude with barely-there golden shimmer (you can see it in the bottle but not really on the nail). I like it!

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I then went and marbled with three other shades of brown/nude and my clear water marbling polish…which totally overwhelmed the browns. Whoops! So I added a little bit of free-hand brown at the end. I don’t know that I would have said these looked like wood without knowing what I was aiming for, but the definitely count as water marble so it works for the Day 20 of the 31 Day Challenge prompt!

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Colors
~ Nude: Essence – I Nude It
~ Dark nude: Wet n’ Wild – Private Viewing
~ Brown: Zoya – Dea
~ Dark brown: Zoya – Louise
~ Clear marbling: Pipe Dream Polish – Clearwater

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Hope you enjoyed! We are finally just about 2/3 of the way done with this challenge. Lets see if I can make it to the end!

Coral, Pink, and Gold

I had been missing water marbles…so I went ahead and did one! I have been seeing a lot of pink + coral + gold, so I used that color theme.

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Ever since I got Clearwater by Pipe Dream Polish, I have taken great glee out of water marbling over a metallic polish that would NEVER otherwise be usable…like Good as Gold by essie. Metallics do not marble!

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This was fast and dirty…I just did a fun looking pattern in the marbled polish and dipped my whole darn hand in at once. I usually don’t do that, but I didn’t feel like wasting a whole bunch of polish and I was getting impatient with myself. Despite my rush, the whole thing came out looking alright!

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Colors
~ Gold: Essie – Good as Gold
~ Light pink: ULTA – Baby Doll
~ Light mauve: Essie – Eternal Optimist
~ Pink: Love & Beauty – Pink
~ Coral: L’oreal – Orange you Jealous
~ Clear: Pipe Dream Polish – Clearwater

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Hope you enjoyed! For Friday of this chrome week we AGAIN have a multichrome polish, so enjoy in advance!

Skittles in Gold

Well, this was fun! I just picked up a new gold glittery polish from ILNP and got some stamping plates to review from the Born Pretty Store…and they arrived on the same day! Which means I just need to use them together.

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My inspiration for this manicure came from BankAnita, which is apparently a protected account but the pinterest pin is here. I don’t actually understand why someone would make their nail art blog not accessible to the wider community, oh well! But regardless, I used her concept as a launching point and ran with it.

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The new polish here is a delightful nude gold holographic with gold flakies called Clockwork by ILNP. It covered nicely in two coats, and dries smooth despite the ridiculous amount of glitter in it. ILNP lists it as a bronze and a beige, but it really is a nude-gold (I know, odd description). At some point soon I am going to need to do a comparison between my three ILNP UltraMetallics, but not for this mani! I love them all 🙂

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The stamps are all from the Born Pretty Store, although there are two plates represented here. The water marble designs (middle and thumb) are from L005 while the lines on my pinky are from BP-X06. Everything picked up nicely and stamped well! I do wish there were a few more whole-nail designs on the water marble plate, because the few big ones are very widely spaced lines, and I personally prefer tighter ones. Oh well!

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The dots on my ring finger and the small pattern on my pointer were hand-painted…I actually have the water marble design that BankAnita used for her ring finger, but it is a true gold not a nude gold, and so when I went to grab mine I realized it wouldn’t match! I like the hand-dotted ones just as well though.

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If you want to pick up either of the two stamping plates I used here, head over to the Born Pretty Store and look around! The water marble plate (which for me is the new one) is on sale for $2.99. Have fun shopping 😀

Magenta Veins

Ok, so I had no trouble naming this mani. It basically named itself, and I love it! Bright neon colors, gradients, and watermabling!

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Also, I just love the pure randomness of the marble for this. This was a whole-hand dip, to waste minimal polish. I can seldom get those to work and look good, but I think I succeeded here!

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I wish there were rocks with this color combo. I feel like this looks a little like ridiculously neon quartz or something. But sadly, nature does not go for corals, yellows, and magenta in one location!

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Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Yellow shimmer: Spoiled – Mind Your Own Beeswax
~ Pink shimmer: Essie – Sunday Funday
~ Purple: Sephora X – Ignition

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Happy Friday! I don’t know if I’ll actually have a post ready for Monday…this weekend is my bridal shower/bachelorette party and I have been informed that I will be kidnapped at some point later today and not returned till late on Sunday. Ergo, I might not get much editing done. Sorry in advance!

Pastel Wrapped

Sometimes, something sounds great in theory and is a total flop in practice. I wanted to do a pastel water marble, and ended up with something so subtle that even I could barely see it, and I knew it was there!

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To escape the fate of having almost-white nails, I grabbed a geometric stamp that I hadn’t used before for fear of messed up lines (clear stampers really have made everything better) and added some thick black designs over my marble.

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In retrospect, I don’t remember why I wanted the stripe pattern for each nail to be different. Luckily my nails were short enough that I could get away with rotating the stamp, and it did come out looking alright! But…I have a clear stamper. I could have made them all identical. I don’t quite know what past-me was thinking!

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Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Light pink: ULTA – Baby Doll
~ Light purple: Sally Hansen – Lacey Lilac
~ Light blue: Zoya – Blu
~ Light green: Zoya – Tiana
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamp: Bundle Monster – 604

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Happy Friday! I have the last of three weddings in a row this weekend (yikes) and then my engagement photo shoot! Noooo idea what I am doing on my nails for that. Eeps!

Upon a Purple Sea

Awesomely fun water marble! I knew I wanted to use a bunch of purples and Clearwater by Pipe Dream Polish, but I had a lot of trouble figuring out what to use as the base which would peek through! I had somehow forgotten that I had a light purple scattered holo polish, and it worked beautifully!

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Seriously though, Milani wins the award for “polishes that don’t dry out even if you forget about them for years”. I honestly cannot remember the last time I used this polish (at LEAST a year ago) and it is still as flow-y and wonderful as the day I got it! It also still takes three thickish coats to be opaque :-p

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Colors
~ Purple holo: Milani – Hi-res
~ Purple-pink creme: Love & Beauty – Pink
~ Purple creme: Sephora X – Ignition
~ Dark purple creme: Zoya – Monica

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I also managed to dip all 5 fingers in one go! I just kept marbling and swirling. The last (ingenious) step was to circle-swirl the marble, so the nails didn’t look uniform at all. Voila! Super easy.

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Hope you enjoyed! Tomorrows mani is terrible. Potentially terribly awesome (my boyfriend loved it) but it made me cringe to wear it, so here’s your warning!

Curtains of Blue

I have no idea what I was going for here. It was basically “blue water marble gradient!” and “hot pink glitter!” so here we go.

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I wanted to use my hot pink glitter…but I didn’t want to have to layer it and thus spend 45 minutes removing glitter from my nails. So, I laid down a coat of Raspberry Ice (which I had forgotten I owned…a one-coat hot pink metallic? How could I forget about it?) and then one coat of Cranfairy for the base. Glitters galore!

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Once the pinks were dry, I did a shades of blue + clear marble. I should have gone with shades of pink or used a blue base. There is just too much contrast here. Oops!

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Colors
~ Pink metallic: Petites Color Fever – Raspberry Ice
~ Pink glitter: Different Dimension – Cranfairy
~ Light blue: Zoya – Blu
~ Medium light blue: Zoya – Yummy
~ Medium blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Dark blue: Zoya – Sia
~ Clear marble: Pipe Dream Polish – Clearwater

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I do just need to do a full-blue-gradient water marble (without the clear in between) at some point! It’s been weeks since I’ve done a true water marble without Clearwater!

Dripping Red

I can’t tell if this mani looks horrific or awesome. Something about a red gradient and then black drips…horror movie or edgy?

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I started with a red base (since I wanted even the cuticle edge of my nail to be slightly red), and added a white-red-dark red gradient over it. Once that was dry and top-coated, I did a clearwater + black marble that was super easy…just dragging once through the water! The hardest part was drying to center the drag on my nail.

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I thought it looked a bit too plain, so I added some glitter at the end, which I now regret. Maybe if the glitters were smaller it would look better, but it ended up just looking a bit messy to me! Oops.

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Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Dark red: OPI – Visions of Love
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Clear marble: Pipe Dream Polish – Clearwater
~ Glitter: KBShimmer – I Only Have Ice for You

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Hope you enjoyed! Tomorrow we get some reallllly detailed nerdy nails!

Dragonback

Another mani with Clearwater. I *swoon*. Being able to marble over gradients is awesome! Although this is a bit of a franken-mani. It reminds me of the ridges and scales on a dragon, hence the title of the mani.

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I started with a diagonally stripped base of each metallic polish, and then marbled over top. I initially started with ILNP Birefringence (which you couldn’t really see over the colors…it is there on one finger, I didn’t bother removing it). I then tried white AND black. Ta-da! I

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The white creme I used to start with was taking over too much of the water. So I tried two other whites…and they did the same thing. Anyone have a good marbling white? I ended up just going with it anyway, but I wanted thinner lines! To even the white vs. colors out a bit, I went ahead and added dots over the white.

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Colors
~ Green: Zoya – Holly
~ Blue: Zoya – Estelle
~ Purple: Zoya – Giada
~ Dark purple: OPI – Ink
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Clear marble: Pipe Dream Polish – Clearwater

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Even little nails can look awesome! Hope you enjoyed.

Peeking Rainbows

Today I learned three things: (1) my new top coat dulls holo finish, (2) I really need to only dip one finger at a time in a water marble, and (3) Clearwater by Pipe Dream Polish is amazing.

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I styled this mani after @mrswhite8907, only Pipe Dream Polish stopped carrying the A Night In Vegas Collection (which is SO SAD I REALLY WANTED IT), so I had to make do with polish I already own. It was a pain in the butt. Next time I am not trying orange, I really don’t have any that work!

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That being said…Clearwater is actually magic. I used quite a few polishes here that I have TRIED to use for marbling before, and they have failed to spread. Clearwater, however, magically pushes them apart and makes beautiful concentric circles! Not only that, but it has some magic slow-drying formula that allows it to be manipulated (for you know, dragging purposes) even MINUTES later. And is somehow also anti-bubble when you dip your nails it.

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Ladies, if you like water marbling (or you wish you were better at it… or whatever) I strongly STRONGLY recommend this polish. Its $6. I might buy a backup bottle. It is amazing. And no, I was not sent this for review…I just really like it!

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So, thats all! I have another fun marble with Clearwater coming up probably next week. Because it is made of magic. If you are curious about any of the colors I used today, let me know! I’m not going to list them.

Muted Water Whisps

My tutorial from last year might be one of my favorite manis ever. I couldn’t think of anything to top it, so I decided to somewhat re-do a mani I did a few months ago, that a reader asked me to make a tutorial for. Voila!

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My last mani using non-marbled water involved bright colors. Since it is officially fall, this time I went with more muted darker tones, although I kept the rhinestone bright!

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Colors
~ Nude: Zoya – Charlotte
~ Green: Zoya – Shawn
~ Pink: Zoya – Ciara
~ Blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Purple: Zoya – Monica

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I used all zoya polishes because I know that zoya cremes marble well together. I did in fact test that before I started my mani, because you should ALWAYS make sure your polishes marble before you start!

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And now for the tutorial!
1) After using a base coat of your choice, paint your nails white, or the lightest color you are marbling with. White will make your colors pop more, while using your lightest marble colors will tinge everything that color. If I am doing a gradient within one color (for example, all pinks) I tend to paint my base color the lightest pink. If I am using a collection of different colors, especially brights, I will use white as my base. In this case, I used my lightest color (a nude) because I wanted a more somber manicure. Add top coat and let it dry.

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2) Coat your fingers with some type of liquid latex (I’m using KBShimmer) or tape. Honestly, tape is faster, easier, and less wasteful…but I thoroughly enjoy peeling off liquid latex so I used that. Regardless of your preference, make sure your fingers are covered so when you dip and remove your nails you don’t spend 2 hours cleaning polish off your fingers!

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3) Marble your water. I used two techniques for this mani:
3a. Simple water drops. Drop the polish sequentially into your water cup. Do not drag anything through the polish, just let it spread. This will create a pattern like you see on my pinky and pointer nails, a cool spreading half-moon appearance. When the polish is sufficiently spread, pick your favorite part and dip your nails! Use a q-tip or cleanup brush to pull the unused polish out from your marbling cup, and then remove your nails from the water. shake your hand to remove excess water stuck to your nail, and remove the tape/latex from your finger. Repeat!

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3b. Do the same as 3a except use a toothpick or thin brush to drag some of the pattern in the water outwards, creating a starbust. I wanted the nude at the base of my nail on all nails, so I dragged outwards from the nude polish so it spread nicely.

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4) Clean up any polish that got onto your fingers from the marbling.

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5) Add top coat and a gemstone. Ta-da!

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Notes for water marbling:
– Room temperature water is best. I find I have the best spreading if I leave my water cup out overnight before I use it. If your polish isn’t spreading well, use warmer water, or move your toothpick/marbling tool around the edge of the cup (where there isn’t polish) and you will see the polish clumped in the center of the cup spread out. Make sure you have 3-5 drips already in the cup before you try this, or it will dry out too much!
– If you end up with bubbles trapped between your base polish and the marbled polish, use a q-tip to dry them gently. You might need to go back by hand and add polish to cover up the gap caused by the bubble.
– Be careful when you remove your nail from the water; any residual polish in the cup (or hanging off your nail onto your cuticle if you haven’t pushed your finger all the way into the water) can pull back and get stuck onto your beautiful design! Make sure the water is CLEAR before you pull your nail out.
– In my experience, cremes/jellies marble very nicely, shimmers make a mess and do not end up being particularly opaque, and glitters simply don’t work. Metallics are hit-or-miss. Good luck!

Robustly Red Marble

Well, I’ve already done my best water marble for this challenge, so now you guys have to endure my somewhat-less-than awesome one! Sorry!

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I kept pulling different colors for this, because half of the ones I initially wanted to use didn’t marble nicely 😦 so I ended up with shades of red and a nude, rather than an orange-purple-red-nude-silver combo like I wanted!

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Colors
~ Silver base: Darling Diva – Diamond
~ Nude: Zoya – Charlotte
~ Light red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Medium red : OPI – All I Want For Christmas (is OPI)
~ Dark red: OPI – Visions of Love

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I double-dipped my ring finger and had to re-do my pinky. Overall, this was a fail. I tried so hard too! A better marble is coming up on the 30th, I promise.

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Ah well, apparently marbling in front of my AC unit is not my best idea yet!

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Mindgasm

I really had no idea what to call this. I got inspiration from Tiffany White because OH MY GOD WATER MARBLE! In addition to now lusting heavily for the A Night In Vegas collection, apparently there is a clear polish MEANT for water marbling? Which would be GREAT because I’ve been trying to clear marble for a while and I can’t find a single polish that does it. I need it.

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ANYWAY. I went nuts. I started with the rainbow water marble base you saw last month…and then tried to emulate Tiffany with chevron decals and black. Only I had to use a matte black because matte + rainbows = awesome. But there was too much black (I guess my decals are smaller than hers?) so I added lots of dots. And then I just gave up because it looks like a unicorn puked on my nails.

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I actually can’t decide if I like these or if I’m going to have a rainbow-induced seizure.

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Colors
~ Rainbows: see last month’s post
~ Black matte: Mentality – Rascal
~ Green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Pink: Sinful Colors – Pink Forever
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Orange: Zoya – Thandie

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So, enjoy the rainbows! And lines and dots and woah. I think I’m off rainbows for a while!

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