31 Day Nail Challenge – Day 20

This is the one I’ve been dreading.  WATER MARBLING. I don’t understand how some people can make it look so amazing… mine just looks “bleh.” If you want a tutorial on this, look to anyone but me! You can find one by Colette from My Simple Little Pleasures here, and then you totally need to subscribe to her channel and her blog!

Short postie, since I dont like this and will not be gushing about it. I used Sally Hansen Dorian Grey for my base, then used Dorian, Jordana Bright Blue & Mint Candy (a favourite, but I discovered it’s too sheer to show up in this, other than a really fine shimmer in places) and Cairuo #15.

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Aaand a right hand shot…
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Tomorrow starts the most complicated of the challenges… the INSPIRED BY themes. Wish me luck!

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WaterMarbling

So I’ve been trying to get this right since I first started doing nail art. The first couple of times were disasterous messes – not pretty at all – the polish either sank to the bottom, or it all just looked hideous. Then today – boom! It worked. I started with my basecoat (currently Jordana’s Hard as Nails Base and Topcoat), and painted my nails white. Once that was all dry, it was off to the tap to get me some water. I sat down with my polishes – Lavender Fields by Jordana, and a pale green by BCco (found at Kmart, which was geniously named Shade 16. -_-

Into the water they went, and YES! It worked the way it was supposed to, colour spreading out over the surface of the water. Once I’d got it looking like I wanted it (pulling the sides in with a toothpick) I went ahead and dunked all five fingers in. Because I’m impatient. Subsequently, the clean up left much to be desired… but who cares – it worked! On went another coat of my base/top coat, and then a little slick of KleanColour’s Aurora, which is the prettiest clear polish with pale pink and iridescent glitter, and the odd star thrown in. Another top coat, and voila. I’m in love.

I’ll probably say that a lot.