Nails of the Day: Water Marbling Take 1

Have you ever heard of water marbling? I hadn’t, either. It’s not a super well-known nail polish technique.

But, it’s kind of swept the Internet lately.

So, what is water marbling? Well, you basically use water and different colors of nail polish to create a marbled look on your nails. This video, by Simple Little Pleasures, sums it up pretty well:

 

And that is the tutorial I used to do my nails this week.

I originally wanted to do a black and white marbled look, but the black polish wasn’t working out right, so I switched to white, light pink and dark pink. To be more accurate, I used Wet N Wild Wild Shine nail polishes in French White Crème, Tickled Pink and Lavender Pearlescent.

This is how it turned out:

Left hand.

notd14Right hand.

I’ll tell ya: water marbling is tough. I had to redo a few of the nails because they got all messed up. But some of these look great. I really like the thumb and pointer fingers on the left hand and the thumb and pinkie fingers on the right.

I’m really excited to try this again. I have all sorts of color plans now. Open-mouthed smile

Summer Sale on My Books

Just a quick heads-up. I’m having a 25% off summer sale on my beauty ebooks on Smashwords (though not on Amazon. They won’t let me change prices). This sale is for the month of July, 2011.

To get the 25% off on The Complete Eyebrow Guide or The 30 Day Ultimate Beauty Makeover, just enter the coupon code SSW25. It brings down the price from $4.99 to $3.74.

And, as always, 50 Ways to Look and Feel Beautiful is free.

I’ll announce this sale officially next week, but I thought y’all might want to know now.

Trisha

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9 Comments

  1. That’s gorgeous, well done!

  2. Cute! I remember my first time water marbling, a.k.a. my only time water marbling LOL The designs were amazing, but I just don’t have the patience for that type of thing after discovering faster methods of nail art. Love the colors you used, the pattern is so swirly and pretty :)

  3. I read about this recently in a magazine but I think they just called it swirly nails or something like that. It looks really cool! But just by looking at I can tell I am too lazy to try anything like it. I rarely do my nails in plain colors.

    • You should try it anyway, Jeni.

      You know, ever since I did this a few days ago, I CANNOT stop staring at my nails. :P

  4. I just did my first attempt at water marveling after watching the tutorial and I like the results for my first try effort. It’s not easy at all and it’s really messy but I love it. A few of my nails turned out perfect but I haven’t worked out the full tricks yet. Do you have any tricks to not have it all over your fingertips?

    • Yeah, Samara, I do. I coated my finger in vaseline, making sure that none of it got on the nail. It made it a lot easy to wipe the polish off my skin.

  5. Such a great article which originally wanted to do a black and white marbled look, but the black polish wasn’t working out right, so I switched to white, light pink and dark pink. To be more accurate, It is used Wet N Wild Wild Shine nail polishes in French White Crème, Tickled Pin. Thanks for sharing this article.
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