I hadn’t done any water marbling in a while and thought it would be fun and relaxing to spend an afternoon doing one of my favourite kinds of nail art techniques. Wrong! I spent ages trying to find polishes that would work and that were a combination of colours I actually liked. I’ve never had so much trouble with finding polishes that work well with marbling before, so I’m wondering if it had to do with the air and therefore also water temperature being much higher than when I did this over the winter.
Once I found colours I liked together that worked it still didn’t seem to go well and I had all kinds of mini disasters from air bubbles to smudged nails and not cleaning up the water surface well enough.
They didn’t look a total mess but when I finished I was feeling a bit frustrated and disappointed with my manicure so I decided to stick some gems on to brighten them up. I’m not sure it really worked and I think they just looked a bit too busy and over the top!
I’m not going to give up on water marbling as I’ve had some great successes in the past. Let’s hope next time it’s more fun and less frustrating though!
I used: For Audrey – China Glaze, The Last Trial – Anny.
I’ve only tried water marbling once and it was an utter disaster!
Don’t let ot put you off! When it works it’s a really satisfying feeling. I think a disaster now and then is all part of any hobby, especially nail art!
It still loooks great!
Thank you! Some disasters can be solved with a good photo with a nice shallow depth of field!
Still cute, the colour really work well together.
Yeah, they’re two of my favourites and ones I’ve used in water marbling before so I knew they would spread properly and not dry too fast.