05 January 2016

Sparkly, Swirly Water Marble

Hello! Time for my first post of 2016!

...Yeah, delayed, right? My computer has been playing up since August and I am finally doing something about it. I will get my NYE design posted ASAP, but it's been a struggle just to get this one together! I'm sending off the computer tomorrow and will make some arrangements in the meantime. What a way to start the year, eh?

Aaaaanyway... I've been itching to do a water marble lately, so I pulled out a handful of my favourite China Glaze polishes and got to it!

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The base, and one shown in this pic, is Liquid Crystal. Two coats is all that's needed for opacity, and it's very pretty--multichromatic, very sparkly, awesome! My camera actually had a hard time with how glittery and reflective it is.

The marble was done with Liquid Leather (black), Icicle (silver), and Rainbow (sheer translucent shimmer). You can't even see the silver, and in retrospect I would have skipped it in favour of more black stripes. Oh well--the final result is really cool, I think! I did a spiral/swirl pattern in the water and tried to centre that on each of my two middle nails. Added a diamante in the centre of each swirl, topped with Seche Vite, and that's it!

I really love the unintentional gradient look of the ring fingernail. I definitely need to do more marbles!

Thanks for reading today! Hopefully I can get my New Years Eve and final review item from my Born Pretty Store haul up very soon. See you next time! xoxo

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