March 17, 2012

NOTD: Green & Gold Water Marble!

Happy weekend! Since today is St. Patrick's Day I decided to do something festive. I thought it would be a good idea to water marble. I love how water marbling looks, when other people do it I'm always all ohhhhh. Then when I try to do it I end up wanting to stab everything after I have the urge to throw my cup of water at the wall.

That said, I am happy with how this turned out. I only wanted to throw my cup of water at the wall once or twice. It's not perfect but the little flaws are not obvious in real life (damn you macro photos for the blog!). For the marble I used China Glaze Holly-Day, China Glaze Gaga For Green and Butter London Bumster. They all spread really well and didn't dry super fast so they were easy to marble with. For the base of this mani it was a light pink Essie (the name totally escapes me right now, sorry!). I've had the base color on for almost a week and I was too lazy to remove it since I didn't think the water marble would work lol!

Hope you all have a great weekend and a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! If you guys have never heard of  water marbling and want to learn how to do this I would suggest watching My Simple Little Pleasure's youtube channel, she is the queen of water marbles, you can find her channel here!


35 comments:

  1. Oh this came out gorgeous!! I really love the colours you used. :) Great job!!

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  2. Great festive marble! One day I will have the patience to try this! lol

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  3. Wowow! This is probably one of the cleanest water marbles I've seen. Looks so sleek!

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  4. Looks lovely.  I really need to try marbling.

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  5. This turned out incredibly well! 

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  6. it looks really great & i'm happy that there was no frustrated-throwing involved!

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  7. i really like it! and i'm happy that there was no frustrated throwing involved :)

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  8. Whaaaaat are you talking about? I think it looks fantastic! Eventually I will crawl out from behind my Rock of Safety and try a water marble for once. This is sooooo good! :)

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  9. That is lovely! I'm going to have to try it now

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  10. thank you <3 you should give it a try, it's such a pain to do sometimes but when it works it looks awesome!

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  11. Nice job! I love water marbles, but definetly need to have the day off so I can be patient with finding colors that work. The taping and cleanup is the worst part for me.

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  12. Nice job!!  I used those 2 greens for my shamrock marble and they worked really well.  I think China Glaze is my favorite brand for marbling.  I see you get the water spots too... I still haven't figured out how to avoid them!!  I think maybe pulling your hand out of the water really slow, but I still get them :)

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  13.  uh i love the color combo! you just done a great job! you should do more marble nail art you good at it!

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  14. Courtney EldridgeMarch 17, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    THIS LOOKS AMAZING.

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  15. Wow! It came out really nice. I love water marble but it's such a process!

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  16. Aline MagalhãesMarch 17, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    I loved!

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  18. Lovely! great colors, especially like the golden yellow color!

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  19. This is gorgeous! Great job!

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  20. Love a good water marble. I am so not good at it yet. My fav color used is Gaga for Green - I am nuts over that shade for some reason as it's not that unusual....but I avoided getting a lot of these kind of shades in the past. This year I have really opened up to more shades then I used to feel were in my comfort zone and having a ton of fun with them. This is the year to sport all kinds of colors. I mean if Joan Rivers can wear green, burple and bright blue nails  - it's beyond gone main stream and I should not feel like a teen or 20 something in these fun shades on my fingers and not just reserve them for my toes as I had been doing.

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  21. Yours is my fave st patty's day mani!!! Beautiful

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  22. Yours is my favourite st Patty's day mani! Beautiful job!!

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  23. I think that looks awesome!!

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  24. Alas, I have never had a successful water marble

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  25. This turned out GORGEOUS!! I finally did a successful water marble on a false nail, mainly as proof of concept. I'm always too anxious to try a full manicure because up til now I've had no luck! I'm planning one  maybe tomorrow or the next day, though.

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  26. love! and those colors go perfect together!

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  27. This is amazing! I love reading your blogs and this is no exception!

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  28. Gorgeous. I love the colours =]

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  30. Looks awesome!

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  31. its gorgeous...love it 

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  32. Gosh that came out great! How do you get your lines so thing? I've tried several times and I suck at this. I'd rather paint tiny flowers and faces before marbling. 

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  33. That looks amazing! I attempted water marbling once, it didn't go well and I have tried since haha. I gotta give it a second shot though, I love how it looks

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