October 5, 2012

This is Halloween: Watermarble

The steps that have happened every single time I have attempted watermarbling so far:

  1. Manage an awesome first nail; almost always my pointer because that's just where I start. Do a little jig in my head and think, is this really that hard?! Why don't I do this like EVERY day?
  2. Second nail goes well! Hooray! This makes me cocky and I'm all "pssssh, why don't people love watermarbling like I do?!" This makes me rush into the process for my third nail...
  3. Somehow forget how to watermarble and/or all of my general common sense; end up mangling third nail AND second nail by getting the stringy dried polish all folded up on everything up to practically my elbow. What. :'(
  4. Learn my lesson (again) and do a decent job on my pinkie, but by then I am a little fed up and think, "bleh - pinkie nails are tiny anyway"

Oh well, all's well that ends well in some decent photographs, amirite? I watermarbled with black, clear, and orange (in this case, Deborah Lippmann Lara's Theme) over a base of Essence Gorgeous Bling Bling (a rustic orange with gold flakies). There's also some glitter that I layered on from a previous mani, so it was probably a little sparkly and confusing *before* I messed up my middle two fingers.

with flash

I really do love the two nails I didn't mess up so much - my pointer and pinkie!! And honestly, these photos look so much better than how I felt while doing them; they don't look bad at all. My attempts at watermbarling have never been total fails, so I persist with them because most nail art challenges ask me to :D

Check out the other participants in the This is Halloween nail art challenge!

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous! I love that you used clear in your marble to let the base shine through. Great idea!


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