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Sunday, May 20, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day 20: Water Marble!

There are no words to describe the anguish and frustrations I felt when attempting water marbling. I had a beautiful base mani of Nicole by OPI Kim-pletely in Love on from yesterday (new all-time fave) that got ruined! I tried to water marble using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Concrete, CG Turned Up Turquoise, and CG Refresh-mint. DISASTER. I think I had one nail that could have passed, but wanted to try again.
This time I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Concrete, and Ulta Plum Perfect and Blue Streak. Same results. I didn’t want to waste any more polish so I just have a water marbled accent nail to show you. I suspect that this is one of those things that once the whole thing would have been cleaned up it would have turned out awesome. Kindof like when I stamp: that first nail always looks meh but when you are all done and top coat it, it looks kick ass.
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Needless to say, I love the look of water marbling but I am a very impatient person so I don’t think this is something I will try in the near future. I can’t wait to see the other girls’s water marbles though, I have seen so many beautiful water marbles out there.
I just realized now that maybe my links to the other girls’s posts haven’t been working. I am so sorry about that. Let me know if these work.
Have a happy Sunday and come back tomorrow for Inspired by a Color!
-Erin-

12 comments:

  1. Your accent finger turned out really well. I'm sure if you did the other nails they would have looked just as good :)

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    1. actually I did do them all. lol. they looked like giant blobs of nail polish. this was the only one that had a design in it. ::)

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  2. The accent looks perfect.

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  3. Sorry you had a bad go of it. The accent nail looks great! I like your color palette.

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    1. thank u! i have been studying up and think i may have another try sometime. just watching one tutorial was not enough. :)

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  4. This looks gorgous, awesome color choice.. I'm with you on the impatience, I'm still shocked I managed to get one full hand done.

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    1. omg i know. it really sucked because i did do the whole hand so all the time for nothing. boo. and i really like my first choices for colors too.

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  5. It varies so much each time! My first few water marbles went really well (to the point that I was asking myself what everyone else was complaining about - karma sucks! haha), and then last week I just wanted to do two nails, it took me an hour and 1/5 of a bottle of polish for them to turn out half-decent! Such a fickle process!

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    1. i am so scared to try again! lol! i watched (not read) like 20 tutorials since i tried this so hopefully that helps, but like you said, each time is different!

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  6. Nominated you for some awards Erin.
    http://erinsbeautybumbles.blogspot.com/2012/05/31-day-challenge-day-10-gradient.html

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    1. thank you so much sue!! i really appreciate you thinking of me. :)

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