Saturday, June 23, 2012

Abstract Nail Art Challenge: Day 12

Today's Abstract challenge is the one I've been dreading.. Water Marbling! Are you familiar with the process? You swirl together drops of nail polish atop a cup of water. Then, working quickly, you dunk your nail into it to transfer the marble design. It is quite messy and unpredictable.. not my kind of manicure! But, I can't back down from the Abstract Challenge! So, after painting my nails with a white base coat, I swirled together Color Club Lava Lamp, Zoya Robyn, Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty, and Barielle Swizzle Stix. I dunked one nail in at a time, and after extensive clean-up, this was the result:
The marbling is pretty... but quite inconsistent. It is a hard technique to get the hang of! I'm glad I did it though. A challenge should be, well... Challenging!
What do you think? Would you ever tackle a water marble?
Be sure to check out the marble manicures from the other ladies participating in the Abstract Challenge!

Sincerely Stephanie
Manicurator

Thank you so much for reading!
All the best,
Jessica

Disclosure- Some products mentioned were provided to me, others I purchased myself. All opinions are my own! :o) 

10 comments:

  1. Looks great! I've been thinking about trying this too. Keep up the great work!

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  2. I tried a full mani with results similar or a little worse. However, I found a great alternative. The water marble accent nail! Only a genius can pull off the full marble mani....but almost anyone can get one single nail to look great! Try it!!!

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    1. LOL thats a pretty brilliant idea!

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    2. Great idea Crystal. So simple but genius :)thank you

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  3. Love the colour combo!! Looks awesome!

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  4. I am quite taken with mani but especially your pinkie. LOL! It's the antler and ear of a reindeer highlighted by the lights of the Aurora Borealis! BEAUTIFUL!

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    1. Wow thats an interesting interpretation!! This manicure is like an inkblot test!! :oD

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  5. Nice choice in colours Jessica. I bet the clean up was a mission!

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  6. Looks great =) I like how each finger looks a bit different for each other!!

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