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Sparkly Blue Water Marble!

I actually had some time to do some nail art! Yay! ๐Ÿ˜€ So here is a very sparkly water marble!

Sparkly Blue Water Marble

Sparkly Blue Water Marble

The polishes I used are

  • White on White – China Glaze
  • Tempest – China Glaze
  • Thinking Of Blue – Sally Hansen
  • Dive Deeper – Sally Hansen
  • Sparkling Silver – No7
  • Topcoat – Color Club

I started with a coat of White on White, when that was dry I taped my fingers and started on the water marble. I started with two drops of Thinking of Blue, Tempest then Dive Deeper, followed by two rounds of one drop of each polish in the same order (if that makes any sense)

I created the petal pattern by dragging the polish out from the center with a tooth pick, and then back from the outside to the center between the petals.

After I dipped my nails, waited a bit for them to dry and cleaned round my cuticles I added a coat of Sparkling silver then I finished it off with my top coat!

Sparkly Blue Water Marble

Sparkly Blue Water Marble

I really do like how my middle finger turned out! ๐Ÿ˜€


Got Polish Challenge -Skittle! Matte Black and White.

For the GOT Polish Challenge this week I have this black and white matte skittle to show you ๐Ÿ™‚

But first here’s a quick recap of the rules!

THE RULES

  • The polish you use should be at least one year old.
  • If you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have.
  • The polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried.
  • You can use more than one polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules.

I used three polishes for this, (four if you count the matte topcoat) White On White from China Glaze, Barry M Black and Konad SP in Black.

My camera decided that it hated these nails so there’s only one picture today :/

Black and White Matte Skittle

Black and White Matte Skittle

I started off by painting my thumb, index and ring fingers with two coats of the White polish, and my middle and little finger with two coats of the Black

Starting with my thumb, the stamp I chose is from plate MM09 from Messy Mansion, then I applied a coat of my usual topcoat and waited for it to dry.

I used a makeup sponge for the gradient on my index finger, it took two coats before I was happy with the amount of black.

My middle finger was easy, I just applied the white polish with a medium sized dotting tool.

The water marble on my ring finger was a bit of a pain, the black polish was a bit too thick to spread on the water, so I ended up usingย  a little dish to thin some of the polish with a little acetone, I used a striping brush to add drops of it to the water. I’m really happy with how it turned out! all those different shades of grey!ย  My water marble was going so well, until an annoying little bubble that I didn’t notice before I added my topcoat and I ended up dragging some polish across the design. Grr!

I changed my mind on what I was going to do on my little finger. Originally I was going to do something with striping tape but after doing all my other nails I really didn’t feel like doing anything complicated so I just taped over the end of my nail and applied white over the black, I should probably have just removed the black polish and started again but for some reason, I didn’t think of it at the time lol. It took three coats to cover the black, and the edge is a bit fuzzy. but I think it turned out ok! ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I decided that it needed some nail studs so I stuck them on with some more topcoat, when it was dry I applied a coat of Matte. And it was all finished!

Golden Oldie Challenge

Don’t forget to check out the GOT Polish challenge Pinterest page! You can find that right Here


GOT Polish Challenge – Orange!

I don’t really like orange nail polish, so I don’t have that many (by not many I actually only own two and I got those recently)… so I used the most orangey colours I have that meet the rules for the GOT polish challenge!

GOT Polish Orange Water Marble

GOT Polish Orange Water Marble

I used Roguish Red from China Glaze… it’s a very orangey red, it’s probably why I haven’t used it very much, it being to orange, it’s from the 2012 Halloween collection. The other polish I used is called East Austin and that’s from Color Club, it’s a light bright pinky orange, and it’s been sitting unused in my nail polish box for quite a while!

I tried out a lot of techniques with these polishes and none of them worked well, both of these polishes are rubbish for stamping, then I tried a gradient but the color club polish ate my sponge oO so that was a massive fail, and the polishes on their own aren’t orangey enough… I was about to give up on the challenge for this week.

Roguish Red - China Glaze, East Austin - Color Club

Roguish Red – China Glaze, East Austin – Color Club

I’m so glad that I decided to give water marbling another try! This is my second successful water marble ๐Ÿ™‚ and I’m so glad that it worked so well!

I may have forgotten to tape up my fingers… So the clean up was an absolute pain lol!

Orange Water Marble Nail Art

Orange Water Marble

the challenge for this week was a pain in the butt for me but it turned out well in the end ๐Ÿ™‚ I just hope that the polishes I used are orangy enough!

Golden Oldie Challenge

Don’t forget to have a look at the GOT polish Pinterest page. you can find that right Here.


Black And Silver Water Marble

This is my first ever (just about) successful water marble! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s taken me ages just to get this technique to actually work! *does happy dance*

Black and silver water marble

Black and silver water marble

It’s far from perfect, there are loads of bubbles and I missed a big bit on my thumb :/ also the clean up was an absolute nightmare! Even with taping up my fingers, the silver polish is lovely but the sparkles are really sticky!

Black and silver water marble

Black and silver water marble

I started off with a base of Pumice from Sally Hansen, I created the water marble in a paper cup with two polishes from Orly, Liquid Vinyl which is a glossy black creme and Dazzle which is the sparkly silver metallic.

I found it worked best when the water was slightly cooler than skin temperature rather than at room temperature, I was in my kitchen and it tends to be a bit cold in there!

Black and silver water marble

Black and silver water marble

I am so happy that I have finally managed to do a water marble! ๐Ÿ˜€


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