Tuesday, September 23, 2014

31 Day Challenge 2014: *20*

I've moved past the galaxies to... (duh, duh, duh...) the dreaded WATER MARBLE manicure...

Black & Pink Water Marble Manicure

Black & Pink Water Marble Manicure

Black & Pink Water Marble Manicure

Black & Pink Water Marble Manicure

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Black On Black
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
Sinful Colors Black On Black
Bonita Miss Piggy
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
2 Coats Seche Vite

What. A. Mess. That's how I'd sum up the whole process that is the Water Marble manicure. It's a complete and total mess. A cool looking mess, sure... but a mess, none the less!

Since this was my first time marbling, I decided to keep the effect relegated to my accent nails. I can't imagine having to do all 10. I definitely had to go back and redo 2 of my nails a second time, and I never did get my thumb to look quite right. I'm pretty sure there's some cotton ball fibers in there, but texture is a thing, now... right? (just say yes, please!) Honestly, if I had tried to do all 10 nails, I'd probably still be working on it. O.o

That being said... for my first time, (and an attempt that wasn't in my native nail lab...) this turned out pretty well. I think the effect looks really cool, and I know with more practice I would get better at it. But, truthfully? I can't really say that I want to get better at it. It's just soooooooo messy. Cleanup took quite a while, immediately after painting last night, and even this morning. I was sure my hands were going to be stuck to my sheets when I woke up, but thankfully that didn't happen!

Now that the messy water marble is behind me, it's time to get on to the more abstract part of the challenge... the final stretch that I've been looking forward to! Nails Inspired by A COLOR... But which color should I choose?!?

#31DC2014

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