18 March 2013

St. Patrick's Mani #3: Shamrock Marble!

(Alternative title: MORE Holo Shamrocks??)

Hello and Happy St. Paddy's to all! Hope you've had a fun, safe, and lucky day :) As promised, I have a shamrock water marble design for today! It didn't turn out as well as I would have liked--only about three actually looked like shamrocks on my nail... But it was still pretty and was fun to wear for the celebrations last night!


The tutorial I used is this one by Colette of My Simple Little Pleasures. I know I've linked to her before on here, and that's because she is THE queen of water marbling. I've watched every single one of her videos--they're fascinating and she's taught me so much! My shamrocks didn't turn out even remotely close to as nice as hers, but I still had fun creating and wearing this look. I used two colours like she did, except mine weren't cremes. The dark green is China Glaze Glittering Garland, and the light green is Color Club Kismet. I started with a base of Kismet as well, so the whole thing would have a holo look to it. For extra fun I added a coat of my little frankenpolish holo topcoat that I call Rainbowgasm (hint, it's INM Northern Lights + a pinch of SpectraFlair holographic powder) to tie it all together.

In strong direct light. I love how the middle nail came out. The others are kind of blobby and indistinguished.

The left thumbnail came out nicely too, aside from that bubble!

The next two you might want to click to enlarge...

I hadn't cleaned up my cuticles very well at this point, but I liked this shot. The pattern on the middle nail shows up clearly, and you can see both the linear and scattered holo sparkle that's going on with this!

And finally, a sorta-blurry one in the sunlight to show off that beautiful rainbow effect. I just love Kismet (and all the other Halo Hues) so much!

Hope you all enjoyed this one. Have a great start to your week! xoxo

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