So like any newly obsessed lacquer head, I went through the motions of trawling nail art blogs and making a list of everything I needed to recreate these oh so pretty works of art.
It was inevitable then, that I came across water marbling pretty early on.
If your reading this, then I presume you know about water marbling and if not there is many a tutorial to be found via google. But as easy as these tutorials make it seem, do not be fooled.
This is a messy process that does take practice. My first few attempts were a very very oh so messy disaster. I tried taping my nails, I dipped each nail in one at a time and as I didn’t find one nail to my liking I removed it – which of course spoilt the remaining nails. Thats another thing about nail art, you need to be patient. I’m not a very patient person, so I see nail art as a therapeutic tool to teach me patience… erm moving on
So my next attempt took me 3 hours before I got to the below photos – 3 hours, of trying and removing and starting again. However once I assessed
- that using Vaseline (actually vaseline rose tinted lip balm as I had no vaseline handy) to protect my fingers was much better and easier than the tape method
- And that once you have a pattern to your liking, dipping in several fingers at once, is much quicker and provides a much better result (for me anyway) and is quicker.
I guess you have to find what works for you, I loved the result and I will be attempting this again 🙂
First decent attempt – still some clean up needed, but I’m glad i took the picture as during the clean up – I ruined a nail and being an idiot, I started the lot again 😦
2nd attempt – too much pink but still happy… and I went with a matt top coat which I kinda liked, but chipped quickly.
I used China Glaze White out as a base and for the colours: Orly – Green Apple, China Glaze – Dance Baby / Electric Beat / Spontaneous & Papaya Punch.
And Rimmel Matt Finish top coat on the 2nd pic.